Events

Special Events at the Grant Arms Hotel

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

From Saturday 10th to Friday 16th November 2018

For just £1,270 per person (Max 12 people now just a handful of places left) 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

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

 

10th November 2018

£1,270pp (maximum 12 people)

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CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLANDCHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND

Sunday 23rd - Thursday 27th December 2018

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:     £525pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £585pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £620pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £100pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Saturday 23rd December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DB&B 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,175pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DB&B 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,325pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DB&B 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £100pppn

TWIXMAS - Can't make the two breaks or the full break? Then how about take part in the fun for the few days in between

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December 2018

STANDARD:     £149.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £224.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

SUPERIOR:      £179.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £269.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

4 POSTER:       £209.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £314.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

23rd December 2018

From £525pp DBB (4 nights)

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HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDSHOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS

Sunday 30th December 2018 - Wednesday 2nd January 2019

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 in 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.

STANDARD:     £445pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £480pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £515pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB £100pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Sunday 23rd December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,175pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,325pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £100pppn

TWIXMAS - Can't make the two breaks or the full break? Then how about take part in the fun for the few days in between

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December 2018

STANDARD:     £149.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £224.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

SUPERIOR:      £179.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £269.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

4 POSTER:       £209.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  3314.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

30th December 2018

From £445pp DBB (4 nights)

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VALENTINE'S BREAKVALENTINE'S BREAK

Sunday 11th - Thursday 15th February 2019

Celebrate Valentines in style by treating your loved one to a special Valentines meal as well as some wildlife watching.  The break includes a programme of BWWC guided walks and field trips to some of our wildlife hot spots with one of our experienced local wildlife guides.

Standard Room £356pp DB&B (4 nights)

Superior Room £436pp DB&B (4 nights)

4 Poster Room £516pp DB&B (4 nights)

 

11th February 2019

From £356pp 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 10th to Saturday 16th March 2019

Limited to a maximum of 12 guests - SORRY, THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL

10th March 2019

£1,290pp (maximum 12 people)

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RAPTOR WEEKRAPTOR WEEK

From Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd March 2019

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

Price:

From £356pp DB&B for 4 nights

From £609pp DB&B for 7 nights

 

16th March 2019

From £356pp 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 Sunday 24th to Saturday 30th March 2019

For just £1,290 per person (Max 12 people) - Join us and Ecologist, Botanist and Wildlife TV Presenter for BBC's The One Show MIKE DILGER 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 Mike Dilger and our own wildlife guide

·         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

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

 

24th March 2019

£1,290pp (maximum 12 people)

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

 From Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th April 2019

Limited to a maximum of 12 guests - SORRY, THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL

7th April 2019

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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GRANT ARMS WILDLIFE BOOK FESTIVAL 2019GRANT ARMS WILDLIFE BOOK FESTIVAL 2019

Our 2019 Grant Arms Wildlife Book Festival runs from Monday 15th to Friday 19th April 2019.

During the week, we will be running a programme of walks and trips in the mornings with our local wildlife guides and some of the guest speakers.  Join them on a walk or meet them at one of our wildlife hot spots.  If you don’t fancy going out we will be showing some wildlife documentaries in the library.  The authors will talk about their books in the afternoons and evenings.

Our Presenter and Host for the event this year is Naturalist, Author and Wildlife TV Producer STEPHEN MOSS. Stephen is the original producer of BAFTA award-winning TV series Springwatch.  He is the author of many best-selling books on birds and British wildlife and writes a monthly Birdwatch column for the Guardian.  Stephen will also be talking about his new book Mrs Moreau’s Warbler – how birds got their names. 

Other authors currently lined up are Urban Birder, broadcaster, writer, naturalist, photographer, public speaker and tour leader DAVID LINDO with his new book How to Be an Urban Birder.  David will switch roles and be the presenter for Stephen Moss’s talk.

Field naturalist, wildlife rehabilitator, writer, freelance journalist and photographer POLLY PULLAR will be here with her new book A Richness of Martens—Wildlife Tales from Ardnamurchan. 

Local award-winning professional wildlife photographer, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Field Officer CHARLIE PHILLIPS will be here with his book On A Rising Tide about the local pod of Bottlenose Dolphins.

Cairngorms Nature Officer and ecology advisor for the Cairngorms National Park DAVID HETHERINGTON will give a talk on his book The Lynx and Us. 

Specialist underwater wildlife photographer JACK PERKS will be here with his new book Field Guide to Pond and River Wildlife of Britain and Europe.

Zoologist and Wildlife Journalist ISLA HODGSON will be here with her new book Hidden Nature: Uncovering the UK's Wildlife. 

Strickland Curator of Ornithology at the University Museum of Zoology and seabird expert Dr Michael Brooke will be here with is new book Far from Land - The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds.

Local wildlife photographer and conservationist Peter Cairns will give a talk on his new book SCOTLAND: A Rewilding Journey.

Zoologist, Lecturer and renowned Hedgehog expert Pat Morris will be here with his new book Hedgehogs (The British Natural History Collection)

The walks, field trips, films and talks are free to all our guests.  Come and stay for as long or as little as you like. 

If you want to extend your stay, we will also be putting on extra walks and field trips over the Easter Weekend too, which is part of our SPRING/GROUSE themed week.

To Book simply contact our Reception Team on 01479 872526 or email info@grantarmshotel.com. 

15th April 2019

From £424pp DB&B (4 nights)

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SPRING / GROUSE WEEKSPRING / GROUSE WEEK

From Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th April 2019

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Spring.  During this week 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

Price:

From £424pp DB&B for 4 nights

From £728pp DB&B for 7 nights

20th April 2019

From £424pp DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Urban Birder, Naturalist and TV Presenter DAVID LINDOCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Urban Birder, Naturalist and TV Presenter DAVID LINDO

From Monday 10th to Sunday 16th June 2019

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and the Urban Birder, Naturalist, Broadcaster and Wildlife TV Presenter 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 own local wildlife guide

·                Evening Programme including Talk by David Lindo, Films and a fun quiz

·                Boat Trip on the Moray Firth

·                Fine Scottish Dinner Menu

·                Free wine with Dinner

·                All entry fees included

·                No single supplement

·                Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

 

10th June 2019

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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

 From Saturday 29th June to Friday 5th July 2019

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and Ecologist, Botanist and Wildlife TV Presenter for BBC's The One Show MIKE DILGER for an extra special NATURAL HISTORY WEEK.  For this holiday, we will look for some of our specialist Scottish plants, butterflies and dragonflies as well as the birds and other wildlife too of course! We will be looking for Chequered Skipper, Azure Hawker dragonfly, Northern Emerald dragonfly, Northern damselfly, as well as Coralroot Orchid and Lesser Twayblade as well as birds and wildlife such as 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 own local wildlife guide

·         Evening Programme including Talk by Mike Dilger, Films and a fun quiz

·         Fine Scottish Dinner Menu

·         Free wine with Dinner

·         All entry fees included

·         No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com


29th June 2019

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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AUTUMN / RED DEER WEEKAUTUMN / RED DEER WEEK

 From Saturday 5th to Saturday 12th October 2019

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Autumn.  During this week 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. 

Price: 

 From £424pp DB&B (4 nights)

 From £728pp DB&B (7 nights)

 

5th October 2019

From £424pp DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Wildlife Film-maker and Presenter NIGEL MARVENCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Wildlife Film-maker and Presenter NIGEL MARVEN

From Sunday 13th to Saturday 19th October 2019

For just £1,290 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and Wildlife TV Producer and 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 Mike Dilger and our Resident Guide, Simon Pawsey

·         Evening Programme including Talk by Mike Dilger, 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

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

13th October 2019

£1,290pp (maximum 12 people)

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SEA DUCK WEEKSEA DUCK WEEK

From Saturday 9th to Saturday 16th November 2019

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

Price:

From £315pp DB&B (4 nights)

From £525pp DB&B (7 nights)

9th November 2019

From £361pp DB&B (4 nights)

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VALENTINES BREAK Mon 11th - Fri 15th February 2019

Celebrate Valentines by treating your loved one to a wildlife filled break and a romantic dinner.  Includes a progranmme of walks and trips with local wildlife guides and our Guest Speaker.  From £356pp DB&B for 4 nights


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