Bed and Breakfast at Craig-na-Hullie, Strathdon

Strathdon is the name given to the valley of the River Don, which is born in the Cairngorms and enters the sea in Aberdeen. The strath is a beautiful place with a long and interesting history.

Strathdon is the most westerly parish in the Gordon District,about 23 miles long and varying from 2 to 8 miles in breadth. The original name of this parish was Invernochty, so called from the original church being situated where the waters of the Nochty and the Don meet.

Topographically, Strathdon is of great beauty, a fertile strath leading into the wild and rugged scenery of the Highlands. As the Don winds its way through the main strath there are stretches of fine farmland. Further up the valley the scenery is still beautiful in character but more dramatic. Here, the Strath becomes narrower and much more wooded, mainly with birch and pine which give a fine contrast in spring and autumn when they are tinged with shades of almost every hue. The highest part, nearer the source of the Don, is moorland and mountain giving a bleak and barren appearance. The 'go back' call of the red grouse serves only to heighten the feeling of isolation.


Two brand new self catering luxury larch clad holiday
lodges now available in a secluded woodland setting.
See our activities pages on the new site as well.

Self catering accommodation in the Cairngorms National ParkVisit Strathdon Lodges' Website