The Cairngorms National Park covers a substantial area of central mainland Scotland. It is very mountainous - five of the UK's highest mountains and three of the main ski areas of Scotland are inside the park boundaries. The area offers walking, riding and cycling routes, plus water sports on Loch Insh.

Plus it's a fantastic places to view dark skies and do a spot of stargazing. In fact, Tomintoul and Glenlivet boast some of the best views of the night sky in the most northerly Dark Sky Park in the world!

12 golf courses inside the National Park provide some of the most scenic tees in the world, while those seeking a more physical challenge can travel to Creag an Dubh Loch to try tough climbing routes.

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