The British Wildlife Book Festival

Based at The Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey

Discover more about the wonder of nature with daily talks from expert natural history writers and guided wildlife walks in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Our authors will be speaking on a wide range of topics from elephants to flies, rewilding to wildlife gardening.

For information about booking a stay at the hotel during the Festival, see below for the Special Festival rates, call 01479 872526 or email

6 – 9 April 2020

The British Wildlife Book Festival takes place at The Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey within the glorious setting of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.

During the Wildlife Book Festival there will be 11 speakers presenting on a wide range of natural history topics with slide shows and Q & A sessions. Over the four days, from Monday 6 April to Thursday 9 April 2020, these talks will take place every afternoon and evening and will be free to attend.

In addition, in the mornings during the Book Festival there will be guided wildlife walks for guests at the hotel and wildlife documentary film shows.

The authors appearing in April 2020 will be talking about the fascinating subjects covered by this wide range of books. These will be available to buy in The Grant Arms’ Bird Watching and Wildlife Club room during the Festival, courtesy of The Bookmark, High Street, Grantown-on-Spey.

Festival Special Rates at The Grant Arms Hotel

From just £396pp for 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, talks and guided walks

Or from £99 pppn dinner, bed & breakfast

The comfortable, warm and welcoming Grant Arms Hotel, home to the British Wildlife Book Festival, dates back to 1765 and is situated in the main square of Grantown-on-Spey in Inverness-shire. Providing thoroughly modern standards of accommodation and award-winning cuisine in a traditional Scottish building, it specialises in helping its guests to enjoy bird watching and wildlife in this picturesque and historic part of the Scottish Highlands.

The Bird Watching and Wildlife Club

Located within The Grant Arms Hotel, the Bird Watching and Wildlife Club offers guests year-round advice on seeing the wide range of wildlife to be found in the Cairngorms area and beyond – from Red Squirrels to Ospreys, Mountain Hares to Black Grouse – as well as arranging expert guided walks and frequent natural history and wildlife photography talks. Its lecture theatre is the venue for the British Wildlife Book Festival.

In association with BBC Wildlife magazine