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Boat of Garten - the Osprey Village

A beautiful and peaceful village on the west bank of the River Spey between Grantown on Spey and Aviemore.

The village lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty, centrally located in the Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands. It is the perfect place from which to explore the Highlands or simply unwind, surrounded by heather clad hills and native woodland with abundant wildlife and magnificent scenery. It even has it’s own loch - Milton Loch.

Many sporting and leisure activities and a traditional Highland welcome await you.

The village took its name from the the historic ferry over the River Spey and features a fine 18-hole golf course founded in 1898. It is a heathland course with views of the mountains. The club welcomes visitors and even has two tennis courts for those who don't fancy golf. Tel: 01479 831282. Fax: 01479 831523. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The River Spey runs along the edge of “The Boat” and is popular for salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing. Salmon Fishing on the Spey is permitted between 11 February and 30 September.

Trout fishing season is between 15 March and 30 September.
Tel: 01479 872529. Fax: 01479 873452. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Strathspey Steam Railway runs between The Boat of Garten and Aviemore. During the summer you can dine on the train - a great feast indeed!
For details of trains and services telephone 01479 810725.

Why not stop for coffee and cake at the 1896 Gallary & coffee shop - not to be missed they really do excell with their lovely cakes!!! 01479 831111

Within the ancient Caledonian pines of Abernethy Forest, west of The Boat of Garten, is the Loch Garten RSPB Reserve. Loch Garten is considered the ancestral home of the Osprey and they have been recorded as breeding here for 50 years.

The Osprey Centre has CCTV cameras linked to osprey nests so you can watch them and their young close-up without disturbing them. Tel: 01767 680551.

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