Local Area - Out and About
The Mountview Hotel, as well as being the base for superb bird watching holidays in Scotland, is ideally placed to take advantage of the many activities, both indoors and outdoors, which help to make holidays or short breaks here in the heart of the Cairngorm highlands of Scotland so memorable. You can visit distilleries, castles, and visitor attractions such as the Speyside Cooperage in Craigellachie, the Strathspey Steam Railway, the Highland Wildlife Park, the Alpine Nursery and Gardens near Aviemore, the award winning and sensational Highland Folk Museum near Kingussie, and Logie Steading in Forres. There is bird watching at the famous RSPB Loch Garten osprey observation hide, and forest walks on Rothiemurchus Estate close by. You can also visit a Falconry Centre or the famous herd of Reindeer on the Cairngorm Mountain.
For the more energetic, there is a choice of mountain pursuits according to the season, horse riding or pony trekking, fishing, and for the devoted golfer a myriad of courses providing over 300 holes within an hour's drive of the hotel. During the summer months there are always local Highland Games and gatherings worthy of a visit to watch energetic displays of dancing and sporting competitions.
Great castles nearby include Castle Roy, Muckrach Castle, Cawdor Castle and Ballindalloch Castle. And enjoy superb local golf at Boat of Garten, Abernethy, Kingussie, Carr-bridge, Grantown and Newtonmore.