Why Autumn is the best time to visit the Cairngorms. 

The most colourful time of the year never fails to disappoint even if the Scottish weather doesn’t quite live up to expectations. Vibrant leaf displays, quieter streets, temperate weather and better deals on accommodation.  


Great value accommodation

If you’re considering escaping from the hustle and bustle and getting back to nature, why not choose from our luxury eco bothies or nearby self-catering lodges

Both our properties are perfectly equipped for your stay and offer secluded woodland escapes for up to 4 people and four-legged family members.

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Gateway to Cairngorms and Highlands

Set in the heart of Cairngorm National Park, the UK’s largest national park is 3,800 km in size; that’s bigger than the Lake District and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

The landscape is an unbeatable mix of rocky mountains, wild moorland and glistening lochs with Royal Deeside at the heart of it all as well as boasting a variety of activities set against a backdrop of the breath-taking and protected landscape.

Seasonal Scotland in full colour

For those who love the colours of autumn, the Cairngorms can capture the heart of any amateur photographer.  Head to The Muir of Dinnet for some stunning autumn displays, right on your doorstep. 

Wild Wildlife 

Autumn is an exciting time in the Scottish landscape: spotting red squirrels, leaping salmon returning home, the bellow of red deer stags as they battle for the females attention.

VisitScotland’s autumn wildlife e-book details all the specific spots to see deer rut, salmon leap, and red squirrels. 


Seasonal produce

As well as the colours of autumn, it also brings in the bounty of local produce.  One of the best places to get your hands on it is at the monthly Aboyne Farmers’ Market.

There you will find more than 25 stallholders who will brave all elements to bring you the very best seasonal fare from their farms, orchards and kitchens. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/aboynefarmersmarket/.

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