The Craiglynne Hotel

The Craiglynne Hotel – Woodlands Terrace, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, Scotland

The Craiglynne Hotel - Winter
The Craiglynne Hotel – Winter
The Craiglynne Hotel - Summer
The Craiglynne Hotel – Summer








Summer or Winter, Spring or Autumn. Any time at all is the best time to visit the Scottish Highlands.

The Craiglynne Hotel is the heart of the Highlands. It is a short drive away from the popular Scottish resort of Aviemore and has beautiful views over the Cromdale Hills.

Once you have tired yourself out with golf, gorge walking, bird watching, skiing and snowboarding in the Cairngorms National Park, you can relax in front of the roaring fire and sip on the magnificent Speyside Whisky from the local distillery. The are has the only Malt Whisky Trail in the world.

Eating at the Craiglynne hotel is more than a meal out – it is an experience in the finest Scottish tradition. The award-winning head chef uses only the freshest and highest quality of the local ingredients and his ‘nature on the plate’ ensures you enjoy every morsel of the best of Scottish!


Retire to the newly upgraded Cromdale Bar after dinner and indulge in the Crerar Hotel’s own finest malt whisky. Warm drinks are served and even home-made cakes for the sweet tooth for desert.

Everything the Crerar Hotels do, reflect the timelessness of the Scottish history, the elegance of the Victorian age and melded with the modernity of the latest technology and services.


Crerar Hotels Trust

The Crerar Hotels Trust is chaired by the CEO of the group, Paddy Crerar. He firmly believes in giving back and improving the quality of the communities. He gifts more than half of the annual profits to the good causes in the surrounding communities in which the hotels are situated. The Trust has donated over £4 million in the last ten years. The list of donations can be seen here.


Guests are asked to inform the hotel at time of booking if there are any dietary or mobility needs. Arrangements will be made to accommodate all guests. As this is a dog-friendly hotel, you are welcome to bring your faithful companion with you. 

  • Free Parking /  Disabled Parking

    Dog-Friendly Hotel - Bring your companion!
    Dog-Friendly Hotel – Bring your companion!
  • Swimming Pool / Steam Room / Gym / Beauty Treatment Rooms / Hot Tub
  • Welcome Tea Tray / Room Service / Family Guest Room / Cot / Reception Safe
  • WiFi throughout the hotel / Conference Rooms / Photocopying and Faxing
  • Live Music / Restaurant / Bar / Lounge / Banqueting Suites 
  • Pet Friendly

Local Events in Grantown-on-Spey by Aviemore

There is always something exciting happening in the area. This year saw the largest Harley-Davidson rally in the UK. They have an ever-growing following taking part in the incredibly fun rides around the most beautiful scenery in the Highlands.

August also saw the Grantown-on-Spey Highland Games. The games included a variety of sports like highland dancing, piping, a tug o’war, cycling, running and heavy and lightweight events.

Fishing in Grantown-on-Spey, Aviemore


Even if fishing isn’t your normal pastime, the beauty of the River Spey, the tranquility of throwing a line and the excitement of the salmon biting, will have you firmly convinced that this is the only way to spend a quiet afternoon.

From the source at Loch Spey, down to Dulnain Mouth, on to Tarric Mor, the river flows into Clach na Strone onto big stream before heading under Grantown on Spey Bridge and passing through the Lurg (long pool) and finally reaching Slop Thomas. All along the route, you will find many places for happy fishing. 

Atlantic Salmon isn’t the only fish to be caught here. The river is is running with trout (migratory), brown trout, European eel, Arctic char, pike, minnow three spined stickleback and not forgetting the flounder. The wildlife along the banks adds to the tranquility while you’re waiting for the bite of whatever fish happens by.

Fishing Seasons

Craiglynne-River Spey
Craiglynne-River Spey

The River Spey season runs from March until September. At Loch Spey where the river descends to the mouth of Spey Bay, is where most of the fishing happens. This is along the Strathspey from Grantown-on-Spey where The Craiglynne Hotel is located so you won’t need to go far from the hotel to be lost in a world of your own.


Festive Events at The Craiglynne Hotel

What would Scotland be without the tradition of the Festive events? Join in for Christmas Eve, spend the night and have Christmas lunch with all the jollification and traditional foods. Stay for Boxing Day, the festive lunches and Hogmanay Dinner which is traditionally filled with music, fun and good old Scottish merriment. 

See the menus and brochures HERE.

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