Local Information

Grantown-on-Spey, the capital of Strathspey, is a traditional Highland town situated 14 miles from Aviemore at the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park.
The River Spey, famed for its salmon fishing, is only a short walk from the town centre and there are numerous easy walking routes along the river.
There is a wide variety of quality shops, hotels, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops both in the town and surrounding area.

Grantown is bordered by ancient woodlands including Anagach Woods which has marked trails and paths providing access for walking, running, orienteering or cycling.
Golf, bird and nature watching, skiing, pony trekking, off-road driving and water sports are just some of the other activities available throughout the year.
Ballieward Steading is the perfect base to explore the local Speyside area and visit tourist attractions throughout the Highlands and North East Scotland.

These include:

Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail

Loch Ness

Craggan Outdoor Activity Centre

Highland Folk Museum

Logie Steading Visitor Centre

Strathspey Steam Railway

Loch Garten Osprey Centre

Loch Insh Watersports

Cairngorm Mountain

Landmark Forest Theme Park

Highland Wildlife Park

Rothiemurchus Estate

Glenlivet Estate

Dolphin Watching

You are also ideally placed to visit the many castles, rivers, lochs, distilleries, gardens and historic towns and villages throughout the Scottish Highlands.

The VisitScotland.com website provides more information on ‘what to see and do’ in the area.

You can also see a selection of photographs taken in the area surrounding the Steading by visiting the Geograph website.