Visit Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park

With its mountains, pine clad slopes and wide river valley setting, Aviemore and the closely neighbouring Cairngorms area is a remarkable, very distinctive Highland setting

The high plateau of the Cairngorms is a backdrop to almost every view, and ever changing throughout the day as sun and shadow move across these high hills. These high places lie at the core of the Cairngorms National Park which, at 3800 sq km, is the largest in Britain and was established in 2003

This is an area which has a huge range of activities for visitors right through the year. A chain of attractive little towns and villages along the river valley, from Grantown-on-Spey all the way upstream to Dalwhinnie, make good bases to discover the huge choice of walking at all levels, the winter skiing at Cairngorm, watersports and golf, plus the equally wide range of visitor attractions, which even includes the world's highest distillery, and a steam railway with, arguably, the best views of any preserved railway in Britain

And nearby - seven other golf courses, low to high level walking, Speyside Heather Centre, The Whisky Trail, these glorious highland villages and hamlets - including Grantown, Boat of Garten and Carrbridge, The Lecht and Cairngorm ski areas, Rothiemurchus estate, The Moray Firth Dolphins, Loch Garten and Inshes RSPB reserves and the Monarch of The Glen Trail

Something in every direction – for every taste



Osprey photo copyright by Steve Thomas

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