“Small in size
but big in reputation”
The peaceful village of Boat of Garten is best known for its world-class golf course, the Strathspey Steam Railway and the Ospreys at Loch Garten.
At the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, there are few finer places to appreciate nature and the great outdoors.
Cyclists and walkers can set off from the door of the cottage and follow marked tracks to Loch Garten, Nethybridge, Aviemore and beyond.
Cairngorm mountain and Loch Morlich are 20 minutes by car. Whisky distilleries, golf courses, galleries and craft shops dot the surrounding area and you can be on the beautiful Moray Firth beaches like Nairn and Findhorn in less than an hour.
IN THE VILLAGE
We’re spoiled for choice in Boat of Garten with fabulous local businesses, loved by residents and holiday-makers alike. Click below to access their websites or Facebook pages.
One of the best restaurants in the area is just a two-minute walk from the front door. Now offering takeaway pizza.
Cracking wee coffee shop run by Nash and Heather who own the bike shop Ride Cairngorm.
VILLAGE SHOP &
Dave and Beth manage to cram pretty much anything you could need into their compact and welcoming shop.
THE BOAT COUNTRY INN & RESTAURANT
A welcoming bar and restaurant with a good sized patio next to the steam railway.
GOLF, TENNIS & VIEW RESTAURANT
18-hole golf course lined with birch trees, heather and broom and set along the River Spey with splendid views of of the Cairngorms.
Mairi & James Gordon offer some of the best art and crafts from across Scotland. Take a wander round their lovely gallery that they converted from our old village hall.
If you are looking for bikes to help you explore the area or any thing bike related – Nash is your man.
A ten-mile, restored section of the original Highland Railway Line between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill.
CARTER’S FISH AND CHIPS VAN
Available every Thursday at the village green in front of Grampian Crescent.
BOAT OF GARTEN VILLAGE WEBSITE
The village website gives an insight to all areas of our community. From accommodation to activities, to businesses and village projects.
BOAT OF GARTEN COMMUNITY HALL
We have such a vibrant community and the hall is usually at the epicentre. Check out their Facebook page to find out what’s happening here and now.
Out and About
The Cairngorms National Park is the UK’s largest and has everything from castles and distilleries to family attractions and endless outdoor fun. We couldn’t possibly feature them all on this page so check out their website to find where you can enjoy watersports, snowsports, wildlife watching, plus incredible high and low level walking and cycling routes. You can start planning your holiday right now!