Aviemore is located in Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, at the head of the Speyside Way and offers a pleasing choice of Scottish Holiday Homes. It is easily accessible by rail, bus and car. It is an extremely popular holiday destination all year round due to the destination being extremely popular for skiing and other winter sports along with a host of other activities such as walking, climbing and biking in the Cairngorm Mountains throughout the rest of the year. At the centre of the town is a popular resort with spa facilities and delicious restaurants and bars.
The growth of the Inverness-shire town of Aviemore began near the end of the 19th century when the town began to see a growth of adventure seekers due to the coming of the railway. The station is now located on the highland main line and can quickly take you to other major towns and cities within Scotland. Aviemore contains a large amount of traditional pubs and clubs. The town also has its own brewery. Take time out from visiting the whiskey distilleries and visit The Cairngorm Brewery, situated in the centre of the town and currently capable of producing 6500 litres of ale each day.
The Macdonald Aviemore Resort is located right in the heart of the town and boasts a large swimming pool, shopping area and 3D cinema. The large windows that cover the building give spectacular views of the surrounding Scottish Highlands. Giovanni’s Italian Ristorante along with a large restaurant/bar and a Costa Coffee can also be found within the resort
One surprising feature of the town is a 4400-year-old stone circle; it is now surrounding by modern houses but would have once been a striking landmark in open farmland.
Fancy a spot of dog sledging? At the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains is the Cairngorm Sled Dog Centre, which offers activities such as kennel & museum tours, sled dog trips, safaris and hands-on with the dogs. The centre is now only one of five working sled dog centres in Europe.
Aviemore is extremely popular all year round. In winter it is the UK's major ski and snowboarding resort. In summer it is renown for it’s incredible mountain walks with so much of the Cairngorms National Park right on its doorstep. The sheer size and scale of the mountains make for an extremely dramatic environment and can be a challenge for even the most experienced of hill walkers. However, Aviemore’s ideal location means you don’t need to take a serious expedition to enjoy some of Scotland’s best walks. Many of the holiday homes in the countryside around Aviemore will have walks offering scenic views right from their doorstep.
If you’re interested in a complete change of scenery, the city of Inverness sits next to the River Ness and offers a thriving city full of shops and historical attractions. It’s a half hour drive, or a quick hop on the train at the Aviemore station. Combine a day trip to the city with a boat trip on Scotland's legendary Loch Ness, just 15-minutes drive south of the City and see if you can join the highly exclusive club of Loch Ness Monster spotters!