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Aviemore is surrounded by lush Highland scenery in the north west corner of the majestic Cairngorms National Park. Towering mountains, sparkling lochs and dense forests surround this bustling town, making it a popular year-round destination for a huge range of summer and winter activities.

Explore Aviemore's great outdoors

Soak up panoramic views from the top of CairnGorm Mountain or visit Rothiemurchus Estate to take part in a huge range of activities, from walking and pony hacking to quad biking and tree top adventures on the TreeZone high ropes.

See iconic Scottish animals

As well as spotting native creatures when you're out and about in the park, you can also get up close to real Highland reindeer at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, see native Scottish animals and endangered animals from around the globe at the Highland Wildlife Park, near Kincraig, and watch majestic ospreys flying overhead at the RSPB Scotland Loch Garten Osprey Centre, Nethybridge.

Have fun at great attractions

Enjoy a family adventure at the Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge, step back in time to the 1700s at the Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, or take the train from Aviemore to Dalwhinnie and enjoy a tour and tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery.

Things to do in Aviemore

  • See jaw-dropping Highland scenery and Scottish wildlife in the majestic Cairngorms National Park.
  • Walk in the Craigellachie National Nature Reserve to see butterflies and dragonflies in the summer months and sweeping snow-capped vistas in winter.
  • Tour the Cairngorm Brewery to see how their ales are made and sample a pint.
  • Enjoy a magical steam train journey from Aviemore to Broomhill and back again.
  • Ski, snowboard or mountain bike on CairnGorm Mountain.

Travel to Aviemore

Getting here

Aviemore is one of the easiest places to visit in the Cairngorms National Park. There is a well-connected train station in the heart of the village and regular bus services running from major cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

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Getting around

Aviemore is a compact village and most of its pubs, restaurants, shops and attractions are all within easy walking distance. You'll also find a great local bus service, several taxi companies and a car hire service if you'd like to explore further afield.

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