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The Complete Guide to Aviemore

Welcome to the Complete Guide to Aviemore. We created this guide for our guests to use to help you discover all the amazing attractions and activities in the local area. We hope that this guide will be useful to you and we hope that you enjoy your stay in Aviemore.

About Aviemore

The Complete Guide to Aviemore

Aviemore is a very well-known holiday destination with a variety of activities for young and old. The area has a thriving population and it is a great place to visit all year-round. There is also a great variety of accommodation options available, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland.

You can also look forward to various annual events and enjoy a wide variety of restaurants in the area. This means that Aviemore is a great location for a family holiday all year round. It has great weather conditions and pleasant temperatures for everyone to enjoy landmarks, popular attractions, and a wide variety of outdoor activities in the area. 

Places To Visit

Speyside Wildlife

At Speyside Wildlife you can enjoy beautiful animal watching experiences. You can also make use of their friendly expert guides that are available to assist you throughout your viewing. We will have a chance to take great pictures as wild animals come within a few feet of your hide. These animal viewings are available in the Cairngorms National Park and it's a great way to enjoy a close encounter with a variety of wildlife animals. 

CairnGorm Mountain 

If you love skiing adventure, consider going to Cairngorm Mountain for skiing and snowboarding activities. Winter season only starts in December and lasts all the way through April. There are daily activities and whether you are a beginner or a seasoned skin expect, you could enjoy the wonderful Mountain environment.

Funicular Railway

The Funicular Railway is great for people who love to spend time in high wind conditions. It is definitely for people who love to enjoy the extremes of the mountain. It is the 6th highest mountain in Britain and it gives you a magnificent environment to enjoy. It is available for visitors of all ages and you could enjoy an experience that takes you more than 1000 metres above sea level. You can choose to walk up the summer and then take the train all the way down.

The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

The Cairngorms Reindeer Centre is another great way to enjoy the outdoors. You can see a selection of free-ranging reindeer, one of the only ones in Britain, and in the summertime, it's even more exciting to see. These visits start daily at 11 a.m. and you can make your way all the way up to the mountain to their enclosure, and even walk among them and feed them.

Rothiemurchus Centre

You can also take a visit to the Rothiemurchus Centre, where you can get to enjoy one of the most amazing places in the UK. It has more than 35 outdoor activities to enjoy, as well as stunning surroundings and a restaurant where you can grab lunch or a quick snack before you continue your journey. There is also a farm shop as well as a place where you can buy a few unusual gifts and cards.

Places To Visit Aviemore

Outdoor Activities

Zip Trek Park Aviemore

This is the perfect location if you’re looking for a wonderful zip line experience and it is also the UK's first and supply Park. You can zip through stunning scenery as it is located in the Scottish Highlands. It's a great way to see nature at its best and you can enjoy over 2 kilometres of the wire.

Loch Morlich

This is the perfect location if you simply want to enjoy the outdoors and the magnificent scenery Loch Morlich has to offer. Perfect for strolls on the beach, picnic areas, and a variety of watersport activities. Take the whole family and enjoy a great outdoor experience on the beach. 

Full On Adventure

Is a great provider of outdoor activities where you can enjoy a range of adventure journeys as well as activities like river rides, whitewater rafting, guided mountain biking, and canoe trips. Perfect for people who love the outdoors as well as the water, and there are also multi-day trips available to various locations. There is also a team of skilled guides available to go with you, as well as the best equipment available.

Snowsports at CairnGorm Mountain

If you love the mountainside, this is one of the best places to be. You can ride on the UK's highest funicular to just below the summit and enjoy a walk with a qualified ranger on one of the great self-guided routes. You can also enjoy a variety of snowsports and these are suited for beginners and experts.

Cairngorm Adventure Guides

Here you can enjoy a variety of mountaineering, and adventure activities while enjoying your holiday in Scotland. They make provision for rock climbing, abseiling, ridge scrambling, ice climbing and winter mountaineering. Qualified and experienced know the area very well and can cater for all levels of abilities.

Craggan Outdoors

Craggan Outdoors offers a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. You can enjoy archery, bushcraft, clay pigeon shooting, climbing, abseiling and more. If you love exciting activities such as white water rafting, pony trekking or paintball in the Highlands, follow the link.

In Your Element

Offering mountain bike & canoe hire, TreeZone Aerial Adventure Course, guided canoe trips,  mountain biking, archery, Highland Games and much more.

Amusement Parks

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Landmark Forest Adventure Park has a wide variety of activities for young and old. They offer a multitude of fun things to do, which is perfect for any time of the year. Not only can you enjoy activities with family and friends, but you can also make group bookings which are perfect for school holidays.

From the Butterfly House to the Ancient Forest, you can experience nature in the best, fun way. There is also a monkey travel with a variety of obstacle courses for everyone to enjoy, as well as a lost Labyrinth which will definitely keep The young ones busy. You can enjoy a Tarzan Trail as well as the Pinnacle Climbing Wall before you make your way to Ant City.

Nature & Parks

Aviemore Nature & Parks
Loch an Eilein

If it is a beautiful location in the forest and definitely a favourite in the UK. It has a 13th century Ireland Castle and was also voted to be Britain's best picnic spot. You can enjoy scenic views and retrace the steps of the Highland cattle graders. You can also enjoy exceptional wildlife and some of the best walking trails in Scotland.

Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

This has a beautiful backdrop and looks amazing all year round. You can enjoy Britain's only free ranging heard of reindeer as they are in their natural habitat. May is the perfect month to visit as their antlers are beginning to grow and is also calling season. Visits are available every day at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and you can also have a guided tour.


You can be inspired by the scenery as well as their relaxing outdoor experience. You can enjoy a variety of activities as well as various camping spots a variety of excellent trails to enjoy. We can enjoy this unique landscape today, because of the dedication and love of eighteen generations of Grants of Rothiemurchus and the other caring families whose livelihood it has provided for over four hundred and fifty years. 

RSPB Loch Garten

Here you can enjoy a stunning Pine Forest surrounds and you are just a few short minutes away from the beautiful beach. The centre is open every day from April until September and the reserve is open all year round. You can enjoy a viewing area with binoculars and telescopes enjoy the variety of wildlife available. They also have friendly and knowledgeable staff available to help you make the most of your visit.

Glenmore Forest Park

Glenmore Forest Park is located international Park and offers a variety of wildlife sites to see. It has a range of mountains as well as Sandy the beaches and it is very easy to explore. It's ideal for entire family and there are various other activities to enjoy, like canoeing, sailing, or cross-country skiing.

Guide to Aviemore Part 2

We tried to include as much information as we could about the local area for you to enjoy. Our guide was too big to fit on one page so we have continued it in Part 2. Please follow the link below to continue reading our guide.

Self Catering Accommodation

We hope that you have found this guide useful. As you can see there is a wide range of activities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. If you are planning a visit to the Highlands, we offer a selection of self-catering holiday lodges which sleep between 5 and 8 people. 

Please click one of the links below to find out more about our holiday cottages. or call 0800 2550 128 to find out more.