The Cairngorms National Park encompasses mountains and valley and within this, many different villages with their own communities.
The communities and the people who live and work in them are as important as the wildlife and scenery in making the Cairngorms National Park what it is. Nestled in the straths and glens, tucked away in the forests or straddling busy thoroughfares, the towns and villages each have their own character and identity. Vibrant and connected, relaxed and secluded, authentic and traditional, five star and fancy - exploring the communities is as much fun as discovering the mountains. When you come to explore the National Park and want to find out more about this amazing place, call into one of the many visitor centres, tourist information centres or ranger bases throughout the Aviemore and Cairngorms, Angus Glens, Royal Deeside and Donside, Tomintoul and Glenlivet and the Atholl and Glenshee areas.