Welcome to Boat of Garten!

The Osprey Village


We hope you enjoy browsing and finding out what our wonderful village has to offer.

Beside the River Spey, Boat of Garten is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Centrally located in the Highlands of Scotland, it is the perfect place from which to explore the Highlands, access the mountains, moorlands and rivers, or simply unwind.

Play our superb James Braid 18-hole golf course or fish the Spey. Wonderful bird watching opportunities abound; tranquil woods and dramatic hillsides to walk, climb or ski. Cycle on good tracks and quiet roads – the Speyside Way meets the Sustrans cycle route in the centre of the village. Visit our brand new pump track to test your skills and have fun.

The village offers a lovely range of accommodation, including big, bigger and … sort of lumpy – have a look around to see what suits you.

If you’re visiting us from Aviemore or Nethybridge, why not arrive in style on the Strathspey Railway Steam Train? Have lunch or a picnic, visit our ducks on Milton Loch, relax in our Community Garden and view our sculptures in Station Square, or take the children to let off ‘steam’ at the play park next to the Community Hall, home to many local groups and available for hire for events, conferences, concerts and weddings.

Boat, as its colloquially called, is certainly a place one may be inclined to both visit and then visit again, as you realize when you head home, that sneaking feeling, that you just might not quite have discovered everything – and right there, that’s the best bit. Please do enjoy your stay.

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