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“Stunning beauty any weather”

Cairngorms National Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. The Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the UK and is one of the country's most special and cared for landscapes with a wide variety of traditional and unique villages and communities.
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Loved our visit to this area of Scotland. The Finicular railway to the top of the highest point is well worth a visit.

The Osprey centre was a treat too.

Loved this area and will be back.

1  Thank Keith J
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We just drove through the edge of the park on the A9 but we definitely enjoyed the scenery. It is a very beautiful park with nice forests and mountains. Wish we had more time here.

Thank RandyRoss
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

One of the best parks in the UK and indeed the world. This houses such a range of wildlife and fauna, ecology it has all for all ages!

Thank johnretroreload
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Within the park, as mentioned by other reviewers, seek out the Frank Bruce sculpture walk. Maintained by the Scottish Forestry Commission, it is a series of magnificent sculptures, thoughtful, provoking, sometimes whimsical and sometimes dark. They are wood and they are subject to the elements. One or two are showing signs of deterioration so make on before they are lost forever. We would have never found them had we not been guided there by a relative who lives in Aviemore. To cover the site is about a one mile easy walk through light woods. Do make the effort to see these treasures.

1  Thank AJ&ERtravel
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

It doesn't have the wow factor of more western ranges but this is a gorgeous area in anyone's book. It certainly has the most beautiful forest I have seen anywhere (including the giant sequoia groves in Yosemite).That is, the Caledonian pine forest - ancient Scots Pines which dot the heather covered hills in deepest green and the most beautiful pink, orange and grey bark.Loch Morlich and Loch Garten are ringed with them as is the tiny jewel of Loch an Eilean but you will see clusters all around.The road to Linn o'Dee from Braemar and east towards Balmoral has many too.
To enjoy it the area at its best you have to walk it.Hike into the glens - Glen Quoich or Glen Lui on the Braemar side or on the Aviemore side go up part of the Lairig Ghru (not all of it,as it is a major hill walk) and into the Rothiemurchus Forest or to Ryvoan.Ospreys are common around the big lochs.
We work up in this area every year and it astounds me scenery - wise every time, as if you forget how truly beautiful it is.If you get it in decent weather, summer or winter, it will touch your soul.

2  Thank Scotlandmac
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