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Wildcat Lodge

Written by Visit Cairngorms on January 29th, 2016

They often say in life “it is not what you know but who you know” and that is how I came across an invitation to stay in the stunning newly completed Wildcat Lodge close to Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie. A beautifully furnished lodge, Wildcat is part of a 200 year old coach house and steading,…
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MUCKRACH COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL 3rd BEST IN UK!

Written by Visit Cairngorms on January 25th, 2016

Muckrach Country House Hotel today announced it has been ranked as 3rd best in the UK and 11th best in Europe in the Best Small Hotel category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels. For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions…
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Winter Spills and Thrills

Written by Visit Cairngorms on January 22nd, 2016

“Never work with children or animals”; the reason behind the saying being “children and animals are scene stealing and completely unpredictable”. But what if it’s your job to teach children? Do it outdoors facing variable wintry weather and the challenge becomes greater. Common to both scenarios is the skill, dedication and patience demanded of the…
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Howling through the Glens

Written by Visit Cairngorms on January 5th, 2016

“Never work with children or animals”; the reason behind the saying being “children and animals are scene stealing and completely unpredictable”. But what if it’s your job to train animals? Do it outdoors facing variable wintry weather and the challenge becomes greater. Common to both scenarios is the skill, dedication and patience demanded of the…
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Top 12 Things To Do This Winter in the Cairngorms

Written by Visit Cairngorms on December 7th, 2015

Imagine the perfect winter picture postcard – frost twinkling on the branches of ancient Caledonian pine trees, snow-covered mountains, frozen lochs as far as the eye can see, flame-haired Highland cows and reindeer with small icicles on the tips of their noses, skiers and snowboarders with berry glowing faces, roaring log fires and a dram…
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December Celebrations

Written by Visit Cairngorms on December 1st, 2015

The days are shorter, the nights darker and the weather colder; attributes that give December its own appeal. Think cosying up in front of a roaring fire, looking upwards at an inky sky glittering with twinkling stars or feeling childish excitement as the first snowflakes fall from the heavens. We can’t guarantee you perfect winter…
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Food Heaven in Royal Deeside

Written by Visit Cairngorms on November 19th, 2015

There’s no slight of hand or sorcery used in conjuring up the fabulous flavours served up in one of the Cairngorms National Park’s most renowned restaurants – it’s the abundance of fine natural ingredients that inspires Chef Maciej Jarworski to create magic on a plate. Living and working in Royal Deeside, Maciej (pronounced ‘Magic’), head…
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Be inspired – outdoors and indoors

Written by Visit Cairngorms on November 3rd, 2015

As the nights draw in and weekends get shorter, we look at some ideas on things to do this November. November – a time of betwixt and between. Neither autumn but not yet winter – a month with its own unique qualities. The wooded valleys display the last vestiges of rich colour while a glimpse…
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Biggest Ever International Line Up for 22nd Annual World Porridge Making Championships

Written by Visit Cairngorms on October 8th, 2015

Did you know its World Porridge Day on Saturday? I love porridge so this year’s World Porridge Making Championships is an event that certainly appeals to me. And it’s attracting all sorts: A Finnish biochemist, a Swedish doctor, a Norwegian museum manager, a Swiss miller, a South African chef, and a Czech small food business…
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Etape Royale Done!!

Written by Visit Cairngorms on October 6th, 2015

Final preparations had been made, bag was packed and all that was left to do was sleep….something I struggle with at the best of times but on the plus side there was no way I would be sleeping in. Etape Royale day had dawned! So last Sunday morning a friend and I set off at…
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