Aviemore

Aviemore is in Scotland's Cairngorms National Park, which makes for an excellent day trip from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Aviemore offers everything you could want in a mountain resort—skiing and snowboarding in winter, golf courses, mountain biking trails and fishing opportunities all year round!

In these articles, I'm going to show you some great places to stay when visiting Aviemore as well as where to go for shopping and dining, but start off by looking at the best things to do in Aviemore article.
Loch Garten near Boat of Garten, beautiful scenery and forests.

A quick visit to the stunning Loch Garten near Boat of Garten. Ospeys are known to live and breed here in the warmer months.

Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, near Aviemore

A visit in late November to the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, near Aviemore and Loch Morlich in the Highlands.

The Fun House at Coylumbridge Hotel near Aviemore

A trip to the popular Fun House soft play centre at Coylumbridge Hotel near Aviemore. Playframe, cafe, arcades and mini golf!

Castle Roy near Nethy Bridge in the Scottish Highlands

A visit with my family to Castle Roy, just north of Nethy Bridge. Built by the powerful Comyn family around 1200!

Cobbs Cafe, big breakfast in the heart of Aviemore

We had a fantastic breakfast at Cobbs Cafe Aviemore as part of my birthday tour around central Scotland.

A guide to campsites and wild camping in Aviemore

Check out this guide for the best campsites and wild camp locations in the Aviemore area of the Scottish Highlands.

The best things to do in Aviemore and the surrounding area

A list of things to do in the Aviemore area, from skiiing, quad bikings, forest walks and zoo's, there is something for everyone.

Spey Valley Shopping in Aviemore

A great, if expensive shop in central Aviemore full of beautiful products including homeware, foodstuffs and clothing. Brilliant coffee shop.

Kayaking on Loch An Eilein near Aviemore, Highlands

A morning kayaking on Loch An Eilein with my two brothers and good friends. Stunning scenery and a mysterious island castle!

Seeking refuge at The Cairngorm Hotel in central Aviemore

A single night at the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore, great atmosphere, bar and food on a stormy winters night.

Dalwhinnie Distillery & Village in the Scottish Highlands

A short article about the village of Dalwhinnie, and its famous distillery based in the Scottish Highlands of Scotland.

Scotland's two National Parks established in 2002

Created to preserve the wild landscape and conserve specialised habitats for wildlife. Stunningly beautiful areas of Scotland.

An Lochan Uaine - The Green Loch, based near Aviemore

A visit to the magical Green Loch in the Glenmore Forest Park, near Loch Morlich and Aviemore.

A trip to Highland Wildlife Park whilst staying in Aviemore

Visiting Highland Wildlife Park with my young family in July 2021. Polar bears, monkeys, tigers and more!

10 things to do at Loch Morlich, Aviemore

Here are my top things to do at Loch Morlich in the Highlands just outside Aviemore.

Treezone aerial adventure course based in Aviemore

A fantastic day out among the treetops on an aerial adventure course at the Rothiemurchus Centre in Aviemore. Cairngorm National Park.

Staying at Scandinavian Village, Aviemore, Highlands

My favourite place to stay in Aviemore, Scandinavian Village, a holiday resort on the west side of Aviemore.

Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie in the great Spey Valley.

The ruins of Ruthven Barracks - go back in time to the Jacobite rebellion and learn about a focal point in Scottish history.

Quad Bike Trekking at the Rothiemurchus Centre, Aviemore

Quad biking treks in Aviemore on the Rothiemurchus Estate over hills, moors and streams in the shadow of the Cairngorms.

Outdoor Go Karting at Aviemore Kart Raceway

Go Karting at Aviemore Kart Raceway in the Scottish Highlands with my brother and nephew. Who will get bragging rights?