Events

Special Events at the Grant Arms Hotel

CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Naturalist, and Wildlife TV Producer and Presenter NIGEL MARVENCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Naturalist, and Wildlife TV Producer and Presenter NIGEL MARVEN

From Saturday 25th November to Friday 1st December 2017

For just £1,270 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and Naturalist and Wildlife TV Producer & Presenter NIGEL MARVEN to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Nigel Marven and our local wildlife guide John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Nigel Marven, Films and a fun quiz
  • An evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

25th November 2017

£1,270pp (maximum 12 people)

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CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLANDCHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND

Saturday 23rd - Wednesday 27th December 2017

Enjoy Christmas in Wonderland this year with a traditional Christmas Lunch and full festive programme including guided walks, field trips, guest speakers, santa in the square with his reindeer along with mince pies and mulled wine and our regular Boxing Day trip to see the Reindeer.  Why not extend your stay to include our Hogmanay in the Highlands Break as well for a full 10 nights with extra talks, walks and field trips. 

STANDARD:     £470pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £65pppn

SUPERIOR:      £525pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £80pppn

4 POSTER:       £580pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB £95pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Saturday 23rd December 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £65pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,145pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £80pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,295pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £95pppn

23rd December 2017

From £470pp DBB (4 nights)

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HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDSHOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS

Saturday 30th December 2017 - Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Join us at the Grant Arms for a traditional Scottish Hogmanay, including light lunch on New Year’s Eve and Brunch on New Year’s Day.  Welcome the New Year with Ceilidh dancing and Grantown’s famous Street Party!  A programme of events including guided walks, field trips and guest speakers is also included. Why not take in our Christmas in Wonderland Break as well and extend your stay for a full 10 nights with extra talks, walks and field trips from just £1030pp.

STANDARD:     £425pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £65pppn

SUPERIOR:      £460pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £80pppn

4 POSTER:       £495pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB £95pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Saturday 23rd December 2017 to Monday 2nd January 2017

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £65pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,145pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £80pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,295pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £95pppn

30th December 2017

From £425pp DBB (4 nights)

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BURNS WINTER BREAKBURNS WINTER BREAK

Thursday 18th - Monday 22nd January 2017

Enjoy a ‘Flavour of Burns’ Supper including the traditional haggis and whisky offerings with the Piper piping in the Haggis (menu includes vegetarian options).  After the Supper enjoy some music and Ceilidh dancing.  Included is a BWWC Programme of guided walks and field trips to some of our winter hot spots.  Our guest speaker for this break is Ed Stubbings who is warden for Skomer Island.  As well as giving two talks, Ed will also help with a couple of walks/field trips with guests.

 

Standard Room £310pp (4 nights)

Superior Room £390pp (4 nights)

4 Poster Room £470pp DB&B (4 nights)

 

18th January 2018

From £310pp DBB (4 nights)

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VALENTINE'S BREAKVALENTINE'S BREAK

Sunday11th - Thursday 15th February 2018

Celebrate Valentines in style by treating your loved one to a special Valentines meal as well as a spot of wildlife watching.  A programme of BWWC guided walks and field trips to some of our wildlife hot spots is included.  Our guest speaker for this break is Mike Dilger wildlife presenter from the One Show.  Mike will give two talks and also lead a couple of walks/trips with guests.

 

Standard Room £310pp (4 nights)

Superior Room £390pp (4 nights)

4 Poster Room £470pp DB&B (4 nights)

 

11th February 2018

From £310pp DBB (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMSCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS

From Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th March 2018

SORRY, THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.  We hope to run another one in 2019.  Please leave your details with our Reception team and they will let you know when dates become available.  

Join us and TV Wildlife presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Iolo Williams and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Iolo Williams, Films and a game of Bird Bingo
  • Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

 

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

4th March 2018

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SPRING BIRD RACESPRING BIRD RACE

Take on our guides in a spring bird race.  Make a team of up to 4 and see how many birds you can spot in a day.  We are still in our winter period, coming into early spring, so there should still be plenty of our overwintering species as well as some early summer arrivals and if you are luck a vagrant or two may pop in.  More details to follow….

9th March 2018

From £255pp DB&B (3 nights)

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RAPTOR WEEKRAPTOR WEEK

This is a good time of year for Raptors.  During this week (17th to 24th March) we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites including a few raptor hot spots where we hope so see some of our many raptor species.

17th March 2018

from £339pp DB&B (4 nights)

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GRANT ARMS WILDLIFE BOOK FESTIVALGRANT ARMS WILDLIFE BOOK FESTIVAL

 GRANT ARMS WILDLIFE BOOK FESTIVAL—EASTER 2018 - Thursday 29th March to Monday 2nd April 2018

 Presenter: Mark Cocker, Author of Birds Britannica

Price: 4 nights from £479 DB&B - INCLUDES FREE ENTRY TO ALL EVENTS

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Patrick Barkham - Author of Islander

Andy Swash - Author of Britain’s Birds

Jess French - Author

Katrina Van Grouw – Author of Unnatural Selection

Marianne Taylor - Author of The Way of the Hare

Karen Lloyd - Author of The Blackbird Diaries

Kathleen Jamie - Author of Sightlines

Hugh Warwick – Author

Tiffany Francis - Author of Food you can Forage; Edible Plants to Harvest, Cook and Enjoy

Joe Shute - Author of A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven

Laurence Rose - Author of The Long Spring: Tracking the Arrival of Spring through Europe

Louise Gray - Author of The Ethical Carnivore

29th March 2018

From £479 DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGER

From Saturday 7th to Friday 13th April 2018

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and  Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGERto look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Mike Dilger and our guide Dave Slater
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Mike Dilger, Films and a fun quiz
  • An evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

7th April 2018

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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SPRING / GROUSE WEEKSPRING / GROUSE WEEK

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Spring.  During this week (14th to 21st April) we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites to look for the spring arrivals including a few sites where we hope so see one or more of our Grouse species.

14th April 2018

from £339pp DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMSCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS

From Sunday 22nd to Saturday 28th April 2018

SORRY, THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.  We hope to run another one in 2019.  Please leave your details with our Reception team and they will let you know when dates become available.

Join us and TV Wildlife presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Iolo Williams and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Iolo Williams, Films and a game of Bird Bingo
  • Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

 

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

22nd April 2018

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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ART WEEK with CHRIS ROSEART WEEK with CHRIS ROSE

Join wildlife artist Chris Rose for a special Art Week (20th to 27th May 2018) for a chance to learn about drawing and painting wildlife and landscapes with one of the UK’s leading wildlife artists.

What’s included - 

7 nights DB&B at the Grant Arms Hotel

4 morning painting workshops with Chris

Evening visit to the Speyside Wildlife Hide, hopefully to see badgers and pine marten at close quarters

2 evening talks by Chris

Watch Chris develop a studio painting through the week

Afternoons and 2 days free for your own leisure

Non-participating partners welcome at the Hotel’s standard rate of £581pp DB&B (7 nights)

Book soon – places limited to 8 people

20th May 2018

£865pp (limited to 8 places)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Urban Birder and Broadcaster DAVID LINDOCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Urban Birder and Broadcaster DAVID LINDO

From Monday 4th to Sunday 10th June 2018

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and the Urban Birder and Broadcaster DAVID LINDO to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with David Lindo and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by David Lindo, Films and a fun quiz
  • Boat trip to look for sea birds, whales and dolphins (weather dependent)
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

4th June 2018

£1,345 pp (Max 12 people)

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AUTUMN BIRD RACEAUTUMN BIRD RACE

Take on our guides in an autumn bird race.  Make a team of up to 4 and see how many birds you can spot in a day.  We are now at the end of our summer period and coming into autumn, so there should still be a good mix of some late summer species as well as some early autumn arrivals and if you are luck a vagrant or two may pop in.  More details to follow….

21st September 2018

from £339pp DB&B (4 nights)

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AUTUMN / RED DEER WEEKAUTUMN / RED DEER WEEK

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Autumn.  During this week (6th to 13th October) we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites to look for some of our autumn highlights and the early winter arrivals including a few sites where we hope so hear and see some Red Deer during the rut.

6th October 2018

from £339pp DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKER

For just £1,270 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and TV Wildlife presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKER to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 

Included in the Price:

  • 6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.
  • Guided trips out every day with Nick Baker and our Resident Guide, John Poyner
  • Evening Programme including Talk by Nick Baker, Films and a fun quiz
  • Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide
  • Fine Scottish Dinner Menu
  • Free wine with Dinner
  • All entry fees included
  • No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

To Book: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

3rd November 2018

£1,270pp (maximum 12 people)

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SEA DUCK WEEKSEA DUCK WEEK

By now, all our overwintering sea duck, divers, grebes etc. should have arrived.  During this week (10th to 17th November) we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites including coastal sites to look for some of these specialities as well as other sea wildlife including waders, dolphins and seals and much more.

10th November 2018

From £275pp DBB (4 nights)

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Celebrity Guided Week with Nigel Marven 25th Nov-1st Dec 2017

Join us and Naturalist and Wildlife TV Producer & Presenter NIGEL MARVEN to look for some of Scotland’s iconic wildlife. Includes 6 nights Full Board accommodation, 5 fully guided day trips, a talk and film by Nigel, free wine with dinner and much more.


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