Travelling to Culdearn House
Culdearn House is located in Grantown on Spey, in the heart of Speyside in the Cairngorm National Park. It is easy to reach whether travelling by road, rail, air with good connections from all major routes.
Grantown on Spey, the capital of Strathspey, was founded in the 18th Century, and nestles in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. It is an all year round centre. In addition to the obvious attractions of the area in spring and summer such as whisky distilleries and castles, there is excellent ski-ing and climbing in the Cairngorms in winter, and autumn is particularly beautiful with the heather and the autumnal colours in the trees and bracken, making Strathspey an ideal choice of venue for a short Autumn break.
Grantown is within easy reach of the West Highlands, Skye, Inverness, Loch Ness, Culloden, Aviemore.
For any general travel/timetable enquiries, there is a nationwide travel information service available, called Traveline Scotland. One number gives access to information about all rail, coach, bus, ferry and internal air services in Scotland. Telephone 0871 200 2233. All calls will be charged at the national rate.
Travelling by rail
Aviemore railway station is 15 miles away and well serviced, located on the main line from London to Inverness via Glasgow and Edinburgh. Taxis are readily available at the station. The Sleeper service from London to Inverness is excellent running daily and stops at Aviemore.
The Scotrail website gives timetable details.
Travelling by road
Travelling north on the A9 heading towards Inverness, take the righthand turn onto the A95 2 miles after Aviemore, signposted to Elgin/Grantown on Spey. As you enter Grantown on Spey at the roundabout from the south-west on the A95, take the first exit off travelling 400 yards approx to the 30mph sign where you turn left and Culdearn House is directly in front of you across the road.
When approaching from the North East (Elgin/Aberlour/Braemar/Aberdeen) into Grantown on Spey, crossing over the river bridge, and over the roundabout to the Town Centre. At the traffic lights, turn Left, travelling approx 500 yards to a fork in the road. Take the right-hand fork and Culdearn House is on the right-hand side of the road.
Travelling by plane
The nearest airport is Inverness, located 15 minutes north of the city. To reach Culdearn House, follow the signs from the airport to Inverness and then turn left onto the A9 for approximately 22 miles. Then turn left at sign post Carrbridge and Grantown on Spey. Follow the signs to Grantown on Spey coming in to the main roundabout on the A95. Travelling approx 400 yards to 30 mile zone turning left and Culdearn House is facing you. Flights are scheduled from Gatwick, Luton, Glasgow and Edinburgh providing visitors from south of England as well as Scotland with good travel connections.
- The AA : Lots of travel information including the latest travel news and a journey planner.
- The RAC : Again contains lots of travel information for the motorist.
- Scotrail : Provides train timetable information for Scotland thetrainline.com : For late deals on train tickets.
- BAA : Contains information on many UK airports.
- HIAL : For information on air travel in the highlands including Inverness.
- Citylink : Information on coach times and fares.
- Glasgow Airport Millennium Taxis for taxi travel to Grantown on Spey.
- Google Maps for travel directions and interactive maps (you can also use the map at the top of this page.)