Grant Arms Hotel

Scottish Highlands

Grant Arms Hotel

Scottish Highlands

Situated in the Cairngorms National Park in the fine Scottish town of Grantown-on-Spey this fantastic hotel is known as the ‘Wildlife Hotel’.


A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this magnificent hotel. Built during the reign of King George III past residents include both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Refurbished to a high standard this hotel maintains a delightfully traditional character. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and the Head Chef is passionate about using as much local and regional produce as possible. The “Capercaillie” bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a wide selection of Speyside Single Malts and Scottish Gins. “Lite bites” and afternoon tea is also served here. All facilities in the hotel are wheelchair accessible.

Throughout the year the hotel hosts a varied programme of evening talks with a range of guest speakers discussing all things wildlife. Ask us about what is scheduled during your stay (*subject to availability and change). These talks are free and open to all. The Grant Arms Hotel has a fantastic location within the Cairngorms. There are also at least six golf courses within a 20 minute drive, over 60 whisky distilleries dotted along the Spey, premier salmon fishing spots nearby, numerous castles and of course the infamous Snow Roads.


There are 50 ensuite bedrooms including 3 fully accessible enabled rooms. Standard rooms are to the rear of the building or located in the annex. Four Poster and Superior rooms are mostly front facing overlooking the square and are located on the first and second floor (all accessible by lift). These rooms come with bottled mineral water and chocolate, replenished on a daily basis. Dogs are very welcome.

• Tea/Coffee making facilities • hair dryer • TV • telephone • Wi-Fi • toiletries • Dog Friendly

Room choices

  • Standard
  • Four Poster
  • Superior
  • Family


PRICING in Standard Double/Twin, Bed and Breakfast

Low season High season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 596
£ 906
£ 651
£ 1,034
2021 Dates
Jan – Mar Apr – Oct

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Gatwick to Inverness. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.



How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into many of Scotland’s main airports. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Edinburgh from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Glasgow from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Southend and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Aberdeen from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, London (Heathrow and Southend), Manchester and Newcastle
  • Flying into Inverness from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton), Manchester and Norwich
  • Flying into Kirkwall (Orkney) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester and Sumburgh
  • Flying into Sumburgh (Shetland) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkwall and Manchester

By Ferry – There are numerous smaller ferry routes within Scotland and too many to list here – call us for more details

Top tips

  • There always seems to be a festival happening, certainly in the capital Edinburgh. We recommend you visit the following website to see what coincides with your stay
  • Puffins can be seen on the Scottish islands from early April through to early August
  • Many of our hotels, particularly in the highlands, are dog friendly. Ask us for more information on taking your pet pooch with you.
  • There are many small fantastic driving routes which can be done in a day from lots of different cities in Scotland. We recommend hiring a car for the duration or for part of your stay so you can explore at your own leisure. Suggestions include: The Forth Valley Route from Edinburgh, The Castle Trail from Aberdeen and the Road to the Isles from Fort William.
  • Let us enhance your stay by booking some of the must see attractions in each of your holiday destinations. Ask us for more details.

When To Go

Being a relatively small country it is surprising how much the climate can change from one region to another and add to that how unpredictable it can be, you will often experience all four seasons in one day!

Summer (June-August) – These are normally the warmest months in Scotland and due to the high latitude the summer days are long with often extended twilight. The northern islands normally enjoy about four hours more daylight at midsummer than London. Average maximum temperatures range from 15 – 17 degrees Celsius.

Autumn (September-November) – Travelling to Scotland during the autumn months is a colourful experience as the trees change to eye-catching and vibrant autumnal colours. A great time for photography and woodland walks. Average maximum temperatures range from 8 – 14 degrees Celsius

Winter (December-February) – Temperatures drop considerably to an average maximum temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius and considerably lower in the highlands. Snow falls for much of this period making it the perfect time for a winter sports break. It also the best time to experience Scotland’s designated dark sky areas and take part in astronomy.

Spring (March-May) – One of our favourite time’s to visit. Flowers are in full bloom and the wildlife is starting to stir following the cold winter months. Average maximum temperatures range from 7 – 13 degrees Celsius and you may experience a shower or two but hotel rates are generally cheaper.