Ardenbeg Bunkhouse, Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray PH26 3LD

Call Keith & Jill Ballam on 01479 873283 / 01479 872824


Part of the award-winning Craggan Outdoors activity centre, Ardenbeg offers good value self-catering accommodation across rooms of four, five, six & eight bunks, along with two well appointed kitchen / dining / common room areas, four bathrooms and a large private garden with BBQ, picnic tables & a children's play area. The property is situated on a quiet residential street in Grantown-on-Spey, the historic capital of Strathspey. As well as the wide range of outdoor activities on offer through Craggan Outdoors. Ardenbeg is perfectly situated - 15 minutes from Aviemore, 45 minutes from Inverness, 2 hours from Aberdeen, 3 hours from the Central Belt - to enjoy all that the Cairngorms National Park & wider central Highlands have to offer. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    23: 1x4, 1x5, 1x6, 1x8.
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours access.
  • Price per night:

    £19.20 - £26pp, subject to number of people & duration of stay.
  • Booking:

    In advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Directions:

    Once in Grantown-on-Spey, find the Co-op on the High Street. Then take the road that runs beside the Co-op (keeping it on your right) & turn left after 100 yards into Grant Road. Ardenbeg is the fifth building on the right.
  • Public Transport:

    Rail: Aviemore. Bus: stop on the High Street in Grantown. Air: Inverness
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance, has availability this Christmas and this New Year and is on the map of accommodation for school groups and the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities


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Ardenbeg Bunkhouse

February 14th 2018

Explore Speyside

I doubt I’m the only person to have had this problem. When I search the internet to find out more about Speyside, all I get is whisky related websites. Don’t get me wrong, I love a drop of whisky but I wanted to know about the region, not the liquor. Which is a shame, because if other travellers with a willing spirit have the same experience, they’ll not discover the joys of the area. 

Book a room at the Craggen outdoors activity centre, Ardenbeg and explore the area. The hostel is in a huge old house in the historic capital of Strathspey, Grantown-on-Spey. It offers a range of rooms with between 4 and 8 bunks, two communal kitchen/dining/lounge areas and a fabulous location. The good people at Craggen have won awards themselves for the outdoor activities they offer and awards must be in the air because Speyside is up for a BBC Countryfile award in the Best Holiday Destination Category. The votes end in March so if you want to support them, get on the internet and press the button. 

Ardenbeg is perfectly situated – 15 minutes from Aviemore, 45 minutes from Inverness,  to enjoy all that the Cairngorms National Park & wider central Highlands have to offer. Perhaps we can weight some of those internet search results more towards outdoor activities and lovely landscape. 


Ardenbeg Bunkhouse

December 4th 2017

…a full range of thrilling and adventurous activities…

A tiny, icing sugar sprinkle of snow dusts the Derbyshire HQ of Independent Hostels and hands are wrung, teeth whistled over and brows are knitted. Meanwhile, over in The Cairngorms National Park,  the good people of Ardenbeg Bunkhouse jump for joy and rub their hands in glee as the snow falls. 

Ardenbeg Bunkhouse is part of the Craggen Outdoors group and is one of their bases from which they run a dizzying range of outdoor activity.  It has rooms off four, five, six & eight bunks; along with two open plan kitchen / dining / common rooms; and a large private garden with BBQ, picnic tables & a children’s play area. Its a lovely bright house in Granttown-on-Spey right by the river, with the towering massif of The Cairngorms always in sight. Elgin, Aviemore and Inverness are within driving distance – but why would you want towns when the landscape looks like this?

A quick browse of their website shows you the full range of thrilling and adventurous activities they can run for groups of all sizes. Gorge walking and kayaking, I recognise, but Disc golf? Lazer clays? I don’t know what they are but I fancy a go! Dig a little deeper onto their social media and you’ll see what I mean when I say the snow doesn’t put the off at all. There are pictures of groups skiing the slopes; tug-of-war-ing in the snow; or paddling a scenic lake with the white slopes of a mountain not-too-distant behind.  

The social media is also a goldmine of recommendations:

“Fantastic experience with the Craggan Outdoor Centre this week…. loved all the activities.”

“It was an amazing day and great experience.”

 “The members of staff really made us feel welcomed.”

“Definitely recommend, would go back. Thank you guys for an amazing day, lovely chat and experience.”


Family groups; stags and hens; scouts and schools; all groups are welcome and should consider Ardenbeg Bunkhouses.


Ardenbeg Bunkhouse – part of Craggan Outdoors

March 12th 2017

See the range of Activities available at Craggan Outdoors

Ardenbeg Hostel is run by Craggan Outdoors, an award winning activity provider in the Cairngorms National Park. Book any the activities below on our activity weekends and you’ll be assured of a great experience.

Activity Parties, Archery,  Art and crafts, Bushcraft, Clay Pigeon shooting, Climbing & Abseiling, Disk Golf, Fishing, Foot Golf, Golf, Gorge Walking, High Ropes, Kayaking, Laser Tag, Mini Highland Games, Mini Quads, Mountain Biking, Paint balling, Pony Treking, Rafting Building, River Spay Canoe Trips, Team Problem Solving, Walking and Climbing, White Water Rafting, Zip Wire.

Craggan Outdoors were finalist in the  BEST OUTDOOR VENUE and  BEST ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE categories of the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards in 2016

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