You might wonder where Aviemore is. This popular holiday resort 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.
Discover holiday ideas in Aviemore, including information on accommodation, things to do, how to get there, and more.
Travel to Aviemore
Getting to Aviemore
Bus and coach
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.
Or travel here with the popular Caledonian Sleeper train overnight from London direct to Aviemore.
Aviemore is also an accessible place to get to by car, with major roads connecting the town to Scotland's major cities.
You could travel here by plane to nearby Inverness Airport.
Getting around Aviemore
Aviemore is a compact village and most of its pubs, restaurants, shops and attractions are all within easy walking distance.
Bus and coach
You'll also find a great local bus service, several taxi companies and a car hire service if you'd like to explore the stunning Cairngorms National Park further afield.
Accommodation in Aviemore
Find a place to stay
From luxury spa resorts, cosy B&Bs and unique chalets to budget friendly hostels and homely cottages, there are plenty of accommodation options for your holiday in Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park.
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Help and advice
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Food & Drink in Aviemore
Places to Eat
Tuck into some delicious local dishes at cosy pubs and restaurants in Aviemore.
Map of Aviemore
Ideas for Things to Do in Aviemore
Aviemore is an excellent base for exploring the wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park, covering the mountains, Glenmore, Rothiemurchus Forest and much more.
Cairngorms National Park
The Cairngorms National Park has more mountains, forests, rivers, lochs, wildlife, friendly villages and distilleries than you can possibly imagine.
Badenoch The Storylands
Here you will find everything from ancient fortresses and distilleries to some of the UK best attractions and museums.
Rothiemurchus is a beautiful place at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park which offers a whole host of exciting outdoor activities.
Things to Do in the Cairngorms
When it comes to an area with just so many outdoor activities, sights and sounds you’re spoilt for choice in this stunning landscape.
Explore the Cairngorms in Winter
The Cairngorms were built on winter experiences, home to three of Scotland’s ski centres, it is the UK’s original winter destination.
Castles and Historic Sites in the Cairngorms
From Royal feuds to bloody Jacobite battles, castles in the Cairngorms boast a rich and chequered past.
Cycling in the Cairngorms
There a range of scenic routes and trails around the park that are perfect for the pros and young families.
Wildlife Watching in the Cairngorms
Keep your eyes peeled to spot a variety of wildlife that call the Cairngorms their home, or venture on a guided tour of the park.
The Cairngorms National Park
Rich in wildlife, culture and vibrant communities, join in the #CairngormsTogether community by following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
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Routes, Trails and Tours
Explore Aviemore on foot, by bike, or with a knowledgable tour guide who can show you all the best places to explore and see the stunning sights of the area.
Find out about the great events happening in Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park, from the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Rally in January or the Cairngorms Nature BIG weekend in May, to the Cairngorms Ceilidh Trail in July or the World Porridge Making Championships in October.
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