Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms National Park

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VISIT Cairngorms National Park:

Park Details

Cairngorms National Park was established in 2002, and has a total area of 1,118,720 acres (1,748 square miles, or 4,529 square kilometers).

Address Grantown on Spey, Scotland, PH26 3HG
Phone+44 1479 873535
HoursOpen 24 hours a day
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Cairngorms National Park is the 9th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Cairngorms National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Cairngorms National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Cairngorms National Park are September, April, May & February.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation927479778398110115791019681
Avg Temp343538434953565551453935
Max Temp424349556266676663554743
Avg Temp292930333742464542373330
Min Temp222121252933383833282522
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Cairngorms National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Cairngorms National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Cairngorms National Park.

NameDistance
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park112 km
Northumberland National Park206 km
Lake District National Park278 km
Yorkshire Dales National Park329 km
North York Moors National Park338 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Cairngorms National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Cairngorms National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Cairngorms National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Edinburgh AirportEDIEdinburgh, 123 km
Glasgow International AirportGLAPaisley, Renfrewshire, 142 km
Belfast International AirportBFSBelfast, 314 km
Manchester AirportMANManchester, 420 km
Birmingham International AirportBHXBirmingham, 524 km
London Luton AirportLTNLondon, 611 km
London Stansted AirportSTNLondon, 624 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Cairngorms National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Inverness AirportINVInverness, 62 km
Dundee AirportDNDDundee, 74 km
Aberdeen Dyce AirportABZAberdeen, 84 km
Wick AirportWICWick, 158 km
Glasgow Prestwick AirportPIKPrestwick, South Ayrshire, 184 km
Stornoway AirportSYYStornoway, Western Isles, 209 km
Tiree AirportTREBalemartine, 211 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.