THE AMAZING MOUNTAINS OF THE CAIRNGORMS: THE BEST OF SCOTLAND

The Cairngorms are presented as cold and inhospitable as they were at the time of Queen Victoria.


If you are visiting the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland you are a traveler who reached one of the  biggest goals of his life.

If you wished to meet the great North at its best you should be very satisfied now!

Probably not even a whole year could be enough to visit these enchanted lands.

The Cairngorms will fascinate you immediately. A cold and wild land apparently, but incredibly beautiful and inspiring .

Even Queen Victoria was impressed by the Cairngorms Mountains : " They have a sublime and solemn effect , so wild and lonely , there was no one else besides our little party ... I drank a bit ' of water with whiskey why people affirmed that the pure water was too cold . "

The Cairngorms are presented as cold and inhospitable as they were at the time of Queen Victoria. It often rains incessantly and the traveler finds difficult to explore the dark and narrow paths of the Cairngorms National Park .

You are advised to stay in Newtonmore during your visit to the Cairngorms National Park. Quieter and quieter than neighboring Aviemore, now overrun by tourists all over the year.

Newtonmore still retains an old style village with its stone cottages surrounded by the forest.
A beautiful village at the feet of the mountains in the valley of the River Spey .

From Newtonmore you will enjoy great views over the snow-capped mountains that surround the village and a sense of profound stillness . Find accommodation in a comfortable hostel, cosy and warm up and you will enjoy the best of the Cairngorms National Park.

Visit Loch Eirin and its castle and you will se the Cairngorms National Park at its best. 

The best time to walk in the Cairngorms National Park is probably the autumn.


The avid traveler observes every detail, every branch, every ray of the moon, because he knows to be in front of a unique spectacle that is unlikely to recur. He knows he is unlikely to see again the Nature speak with such force . 

Visit Loch Eirin and its castle and you will see the Cairngorms National Park at its best. 

In a small clearing of the Scottish forest is indeed an enchanted lake that surrounds an ancient castle now inaccessible . The water is still, placid , but the castle seems inhabited by fairies .

You would not hear any noise around the lake and Eirin Castle, not even that of your feet hitting the ground soaked by rain . When there is no wind , the branches of the trees are still. 

You can sit on a branch and look to the castle in the middle of the lake . When I visited the Cairngorms National Park I remember sitting there for over an hour to watch the castle and the reflections of the moon. I had my hands red for the cold, but it felt I lived in that castle for centuries.

The scenic area of Rothermurcius it is another lovely place you should absolutely visit.

Rothermurcius is at the feet of the Cairngorms, where it is worth walking even when the temperature is close to zero. 

Get lost among the paths that cut through the woods to reach Loch Morlich with its sandy shores.

Admire the calm lake and the reflection of the great mountain and you would immediately want to reach the Cairngorm. By car climbing the steep and winding road up to the large parking is an enjoyable experience. From the car parking, take the cable car up to the top. It is amazing!

By car climbing the steep and winding road up to the large parking is an enjoyable experience. 

When there is no wind , the branches of the trees are still. 

The scenic area of Rothermurcius it is another lovely place you should absolutely visit.


Everything is covered with white snow  in winter, white solitude and purity. 

Queen Victoria made ​​her way walking up in the freezing cold and the snow to get up there. 
It was worth it and it is worth it today . From the top of the Cairngorm the eye goes away on the lakes between the mountains of the same color of the sky. A throne for every king .

The tartan carpet , the flames of the fireplace, violin music , a single malt whiskey and a good plate of venison. They are the best refreshment after a day of cold. This is your home up here in the mountains . Your home is in Aviemore at the Cairngorm Hotel. They know how to treat a traveler there. 

When late at night, after having enjoyed a well earned venison dish and a glass of local whisky, you will leave the Cairngorm Hotel look to the moon just above the big mountain. The snow up there shines like pure gold.

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