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Aviemore is a small remote resort Town in the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands of Scotland, 30 miles southeast of Inverness, 85 miles northwest of Perth.

The Aviemore area has a vast range of outdoor activities and attractions.

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Camping & Touring Parks in area

Aviemore has turned into a top Resort with many Attractions such as: Go Karting, Vintage Train Ride, and Brewery in the Town.

Around Aviemore there is Mountain Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, two Water Sports Centres on different lochs, Biking, Quads, and practically every type of outdoor activity and attraction you can think of. Attractions List.

The Town has a good selection of Hotels, B&Bs, Self Catering, Holiday Parks, and Lodge Parks to accommodate the vast numbers of visitors to the area.

Lairig Ghru is the top Hill Pass for Walking in Scotland, running between Aviemore and Braemar, 28 miles through the Cairngorm Mountains.

The image top is of the Train Station in the centre of Town that opened in 1898. Regular trains run between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, stopping here.

The Strathspey Railway Steam Train runs from Aviemore certain days all year to Boat of Garten 6 miles north, and Broomhill 10 miles north.

The image third top is of the large Macdonald Hotel across the road from the Rail Station, and below that, the Cairngorm Hotel, also across the road from the Station.

Aviemore Main Street / Grampian Road, runs right through the centre of Town with a good selection of shops, many for outdoor activities. Large Image.

The image right is of Aviemore Beach at Loch Morlich, 6 miles southeast of Aviemore. Regular buses run between Aviemore and Cairn Gorm Mountain, passing Loch Morlich. The loch has a number of attractions such as a Water Sports Centre, Reindeer Centre, Glenmore Visitor Centre, and large Camping park.

The Reindeer Centre has a number of Reindeer at the centre, and many more up in the hills. You can visit the centre, and at times, take Tours up into the hills to view or feed the main herd.

The main attraction at Aviemore is the 4,085ft Cairngorm Mountain, 11 miles southeast. The mountain has a train that runs up to a visitor centre at 3,500ft. Regular buses run between Aviemore and the Mountain. This train stopped operating in 2018 for repairs, it is expected to re-open in the second half of 2022.

The Cairngorm Top Station has a Museum, Restaurant, Shop, and great views in clear days. The Mountain is fairly busy during Summer with tourists using the Train up to the Top Station. In Winter, during the ski season, the Mountain can be extremely busy, with the carriages jam packed taking Skiers and Snowboarders up to the top slopes.

If you want to hike the final 500ft from the top station to Cairn Gorm summit in summer, you have to book a guide through the Mountain website. This Mountain can be clear one minute, and covered in cloud the next, also, they are trying to keep erosion on that part of the Mountain to a minimum.

You can Hike from the top Station to the Summit during the Ski season in Winter following poles.

This is a vast mountain range with 5 Mountains over 4,000ft, including Ben Macdui, second highest Mountain in Scotland at 4,294ft. Ben Macdui is east of Cairn Gorm, with a good trail out from Cairn Gorm.

With the Cairngorms being so vast, and often in cloud, there are a number of local Companies offering Navigation and Survival courses. If you want to start exploring these Mountains, courses are a must for beginners. See the Attractions link at the top for a list of companies offering courses.

The car park at Cairngorm is about 2,000ft above sea level, so exploring these 4,000ft mountains is fairly easy, as long as you know how to navigate, what gear to take, and how to use it.

Aviemore Websites Hiking Guide
Cairn Gorm Page Wiki Page
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