View of the Cairngorms from Conservatory
Cycling in Rothiemurchus pinewoods
Spey Valley Golf Course
Cairngorms in winter

Local Attractions

  • 15 mins drive to Cairngorm Ski area
  • 40 mins drive to Inverness
  • 15 mins drive to Loch Garten Osprey Centre
  • Cycling, walking on your doorstep
  • Shops and restaurants 10 minute walk
  • Loch Insh Watersports only 7 miles
  • Golfing & Fishing 10 mins walk

DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA

Aviemore is a popular year round destination and is the largest village in Strathspey. It is an excellent base for activities such as walking and mountain biking. There is a wide range of things to do.

Aviemore is the western terminus of the Strathspey Steam Railway, which runs to Boat of Garten and Broomhill. The Rothiemurchus Estate welcomes visitors with something for everyone, including a fish farm, guided walks, safari tours, clay pigeon shooting, and lots more.

Even nearer to the mountains, the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre enables visitors to see the UK's only reindeer herd free-ranging in their natural habitat. On the slopes of Cairngorm, the funicular railways allows visitors a view of the high, wild habitat of the mountain.

In winter,the funicular services the Cairngorm Ski area. Aviemore has a good choice of shops and a range of eating places. All with a fantastic backdrop of the Cairngorm mountains.

Aviemore also has a range of shops and restaurants.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO DURING YOUR STAY

Strathspey Railway

Take a trip on board a stream train and enjoy stunning contrasting scenery between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill ('Glenbogle'), near Nethy Bridge and Grantown-on-Spey.

http://www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk

Landmark Forest Theme Park, Carrbridge

A fantastic day of fun, discovery and adventure awaits everyone at Landmark - watercoaster, maze, play area, tree-top trail, tower and lots more,

http://www.landmark-centre.co.uk

Loch Garten Osprey Centre

Osprey centre overlooking nesting ospreys, spectacular fish-eating birds of prey. CCTV link, Gift shop.

Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig

Where Scotland's wildlife can be seen in a day! Explore the drive through the reserve and discover habitat areas on foot. With wolves, wildcat, bison, beaver, otter and grouse to name but a few.

Cairngorm Mountain

CairnGorm Mountain Railway - a natural high! Inspiration, adventure and fun for everyone at the UK's highest award winning attraction in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

http://www.cairngormmountain.org

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

A unique experience! Join the reindeer herder out on the hillside where the reindeer graze in their natural environment. These quiet friendly animals are a delight to all ages.

http://www.reindeer-company.demon.co.uk

Loch An Eilein

Year round. Enjoy easy walking through ancient forest around this special loch, with the chance of seeing Highland Wildlife whilst enjoying views of the mysterious island castle.

http://www.rothiemurchus.net

White Water Rafting

Experience the wild or mild side of life!

http://www.AceAdventures.co.uk

Quad Bike Treks

Take a quad bike trip through the Rothiemurchus forest, open all year round.

http://www.highlandadventure.co.uk