Aviemore

Travel Guide
Loch an Eilein showing island views, a river or creek and heritage elements
This lively resort town is the gateway to the Cairngorm Mountains and the United Kingdom’s largest national park.

At the base of the Cairngorm Mountains, Aviemore is the region’s primary hub for accommodations, shopping and dining. This bustling town offers easy access to some of Scotland’s most beautiful natural scenery. Hike, cycle and climb during the warmer months or enjoy skiing at one of the country’s top resorts in winter.

In summer, most visitors to Aviemore come to explore nearby Cairngorms National Park. This massive 1,740-square-mile (4,500-square-kilometer) park has 52 mountain summits greater than 3,000 feet (900 meters), including many of Scotland’s highest peaks. Start at the Aviemore Information Centre and pick up maps or ask the staff for trail recommendations.

For a rewarding, low-intensity walk, head to Loch an Eilein and follow the gentle trail that wraps around its waters. Visit the crumbling 13th-century castle set on an island at the loch’s center. The loch is located within the grounds of the Rothiemurchus Estate, known for encompassing some of Scotland’s last remaining Caledonian forest. Look for red squirrels and Scottish wildcats as you walk through groves of Scots pines, some up to 300 years old.

Find additional scenic trails around nearby Loch Morlich. Relax on the loch’s sandy beach or rent a canoe to explore its fresh waters. Many of these trails transform into wonderful spots for cross-country skiing in the winter.

Visit during the colder months to enjoy the CairnGorm Mountain ski area, which is a 25-minute drive southeast of Aviemore. Scotland’s largest ski area, CairnGorm offers over 30 runs and 19 miles (30 kilometers) of slopes, as well as a separate terrain park for skiers and boarders.

Ride the CairnGorm Mountain Funicular Railway to see dramatic views across the Valley of the Spey and the Cairngorms. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant at the mountain’s peak while admiring the vista from 3,500 feet (1,100 meters) above sea level.

Aviemore is about a 150-mile (240-kilometer) drive north of Edinburgh. Access it easily on Inverness-Edinburgh bus and train lines. Get active at one of Scotland’s loveliest outdoor destinations.

Coylumbridge Hotel
Coylumbridge Hotel
4 out of 5
Aviemore Invernesshire, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1QN
The price is HK$389 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec
HK$389
per night
22 Dec - 23 Dec
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Aviemore. Enjoy free parking, 2 indoor pools and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.5/5 Good! (993 reviews)
fantastic stay
"Staff very friendly so nice had booked an extra night, food was good, would recomend"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

Coylumbridge Hotel
High Range Hotel
High Range Hotel
3 out of 5
Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1PT
The price is HK$477 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
HK$477
per night
15 Dec - 16 Dec
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Aviemore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a bar/lounge. Popular attractions Craigellachie National Nature Reserve and Speyside ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (117 reviews)
"Back ato Aviemore in off season and tried out the High Range. Great location and easy parking. Room super clean and comfortable. Easy access to town and Rothiemercus."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

High Range Hotel
Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel
Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel
4 out of 5
Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1PN
The price is HK$837 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
HK$837
per night
4 Dec - 5 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Aviemore. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a golf course. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (536 reviews)
Great hotel in a great location
"A very pleasant stay with family. Meals were excellent."

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2022

Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Shambles Aviemore, a family friendly luxury lodge for 8. Hot tub, garden & luxury finishings
The Shambles Aviemore, a family friendly luxury lodge for 8. Hot tub, garden & luxury finishings
Aviemore, Scotland
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Aviemore. Enjoy free WiFi, a hot tub and on-site parking. Popular attractions Cairngorm Brewery and Craigellachie ...
The Shambles Aviemore, a family friendly luxury lodge for 8. Hot tub, garden & luxury finishings
Macdonald Spey Valley Resort
Macdonald Spey Valley Resort
3.5 out of 5
Dalfaber Drive, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1ST
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in Aviemore. Enjoy free parking, a golf course and WiFi. Our guests praise the pool and the spacious rooms in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (86 reviews)
"Had a great stay with my family in one of the cabins. A nice location just a short walk from the main area of Aviemore and a variety of good trails for walking/cycling/running. The cabin had all the facilities I needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2022

Macdonald Spey Valley Resort
Lurchers Cabin Aviemore
Lurchers Cabin Aviemore
3 out of 5
Plot A6, Dalfaber Road, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1PX
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Aviemore. Enjoy free parking, a picnic area and barbecues. Popular attractions Speyside Wildlife and Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"A lovely little Cabin, in a small intimate group of Cabins located in a quiet area of Aviemore. Within walking distance of Aviemore Town Centre and plenty of Pubs, Restaurants just a few minutes walk away. The Cabin its self had everything we needed to just unpack and settle in like a home from home. ..."

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2022

Lurchers Cabin Aviemore
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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