Spittal of Glenshee
Glenshee is Scotland’s hidden route north to the highlands, a beautiful highland glen and a southern gateway to the Cairngorms National Park and Royal Deeside. The Glen is famous for being a magical place, bursting with history and is commonly known in Gaelic as Gleann Shith- the Glen of the Fairies.
One of the oldest Inns in the UK is situated in the Spital of Glenshee, at the point where four glens meet, making it a popular destination for travellers throughout history.
Glenshee is also well-known for its ski centre. Glenshee Ski Centre has the most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities that impressively the UK has to offer. Home to 22 lifts and 36 runs, this ski centre offers an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders. It’s open every day from 8.30am – 5.00pm and there is loads of options to choose from, whether you want to join a class, hire an instructor and they have competitions running regularly. Don’t worry if you aren’t into snowboarding/skiing, Glenshee has a lot to offer for everybody.
Glenshee Pottery is a lovely family run business that makes hand thrown pottery using red and white earthenware clay and as it is all hand thrown shapes and sizes are ever changing. If you want something to do on a wet afternoon or a souvenir to take home, you can paint your own pot! Choose from a huge selection of ornaments, plates and mugs.
Glenshee also offers – Llama Trekking! Why not take a short trek around Ecocamp Glenshee and take in all the stunning scenery while getting to know these striking yet aloof animals. You can feed the animals and learn a little bit about these fascinating creatures, there is no age limit to who can join in on the trek, as long as suitable footwear and clothing is worn.
Dalmunzie golf course is one of Britain’s highest golf courses, which means it is surrounded by absolutely stunning mountain scenery. You can look from any direction and be blown away by the views and can even make up for the poorest round! First opened in 1922 as a personal course for Sir Archibald Birkmyre and his family, but now is open to all including tourists. So if you love golf and stunning views, there is no reason not to give it a go in Glenshee.
Glenshee is a delightful touring base during the summer months with Royal Deeside to the North facing Braemar, Balmoral and Crathie Church. To the South of Glenshee is Tayside with the popular tourist towns of Pitlochry, Blairgowry and Dunkeld within easy reach.
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