Boat of Garten is a Village in the Highlands
of Scotland, 6 miles northeast of Aviemore, 28
miles southeast of Inverness.
Boat of Garten is popular for the Steam and
Vintage Diesel Trains that run between Aviemore
and Broomhill 5
miles northeast, Walking, Biking, 1896 Gallery,
and Osprey Centre 3 miles east.
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Camping & Touring Parks in
The image top is of the Boat of Garten Train
Station with a Steam Train arriving from
This Train Station opened in 1863, closed in
1969, then re-opened for Volunteers running
Vintage Trains in 1978. Parking for the Station
is round next to the Golf Course, a short walk
over the Railway Footbridge.
The second image is of a Vintage Diesel
Train that also runs between Aviemore and
Broomhill, stopping at Boat of Garten.
This Railway Line is now known as the
Strathspey Railway, with
Vintage Trains running most days in Summer,
some days in Winter.
Services can include, Light Lunch, Afternoon
Tea, Evening Dining, and Whisky Tasting's.
At the Train Station is a 16 foot high metal
Osprey Feather sculpture, as the area is home
to Osprey each Summer. The Feather was erected
in May 2013.
There is a Coffee Shop at the Railway
Station with home baking.
Next to the Coffee Shop is Ride Cairngorm for Bike sales
and hire. Area Bike
By the Train Station is the Boat Inn, with a Restaurant and
The Horse and Cart metal sculpture is
between the Railway Station and Boat Inn, also
erected in May 2013.
The Main Street runs from the Train Station
north, with the Village Shop, also with outdoor
seating for snacks.
The 1896 Gallery is
next to the Village Shop. The Gallery has
amazing Landscapes of Scotland from Scottish
based Artists and resident Photographer James
Gordon. The Gallery is housed in the former
Boat of Garten Public Hall.
Boat of Garten
Church and War Memorial are a few hundred
yards up the Main Street. This Church was built
The Boat of Garten Golf and Tennis Club is on the
east side of the Railway Station, where there
is a large Car Park for the Club and for the
Railway Station. This Club was founded in
Loch Garten is
3 miles east of Boat of Garten with a few
little sandy beaches, a nice scenic peaceful
Loch Garten Osprey
Centre is in vast Woodland by the Loch. A
pair of Scandinavian Osprey nested here in
1954, with Osprey nesting every year since.
Osprey winter in
Africa, arriving in Scotland from late March,
then fly back to Africa from August. The birds
have a wingspan of over 50 inches, with fish
being their main prey.