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A Guide to Aviemore, Scotland

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A Guide to Aviemore, Scotland

by David Wheater of Tours of Edinburgh

Here’s a brief guide to the history of Aviemore, followed by some of the town’s most popular restaurants, pubs, coffee places, hotels, B&Bs and visitor attractions.  

About Aviemore

Aviemore is conveniently located just off the A9 around 30 miles south east of lnverness and is the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park. Aviemore started life as a small inn on the old Wade military road and grew as a village with the arrival of the railway in the 19 century.

Today it is a thriving holiday resort attracting skiers, anglers, cyclists, hill-walkers and families making it their holiday base. It’s extremely handy for the Cairngorms skiing area and mountain railway, which are just 9 miles to the east of Aviemore. One of the most popular touring spots is Loch an Eilean 3.5 miles to the south. Other notable attractions are the Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway and the Rothiemurchus Estate.

Popular Restaurants, Pubs, Coffee Places, Hotels, B&Bs & Visitor Attractions in Aviemore

Below are our recommendations for Aviemore – all hand picked by us as the very best Aviemore has to offer. Enjoy Aviemore!

Restaurants in Aviemore

Anderson’s Restaurant
Deshar Road, Boat of Garten PH24 3BN
01479 831 466

Pizzarlach
Granish Way, Aviemore PH22 1UQ
01479 811 230

Ski-ing D00 Restaurant
9 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH
01479 810 392

The Cairngorm Hotel Restaurant
Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE
01479 810 233

Aspects Restaurant & Bar
Macdonald Aviemore Resort PH22 1PN
0844 879 9152

Pubs & Bars in Aviemore

The Old Bridge Inn
23 Dalfaber Road, Aviemore PH22 1PU
01479 811 137

The Cairn Lounge Bar
Cairngorm Hotel, Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE

The Laggan Whisky Bar
Macdonald Aviemore Resort PH22 1PN
0844 879 9152

The Woodshed Bar
Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore PH22 1QN
01479 810 661

The Vault (Nightclub)
Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RD
01479 810 508

Coffee Places in Aviemore

The Potting Shed Tearoom
Inshriach Nursery, Aviemore PH22 108
01540 651 287

Mountain Cafe
111 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH
01479 812 473

The Druie Cafe Restaurant
Rothiemurchus Centre, Aviemore PH22 1QH
01479 810 005

The Coffee Pot
122 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH
01479 811 351

Active Cafaidh
Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PT
01479 780 000

Hotels in Aviemore

The Cairngorm Hotel
Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE
01479 810 233

Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel
Aviemore, PH22 1QN
01479 810 661

High Range Hotel
Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PT
01479 810 636

The Rowan Tree Country Hotel
Loch Alvie, by Aviemore PH22 1QB
01479 810 207

Corrour House
Rothiemurchus, by Aviemore PH22 1QH
01479 810 220

Bed & Breakfast in Aviemore

Docharn Lodge Guest House
Boat of Garten PH24 3BT
01479 831 779

Dunroamin Bed & Breakfast
CraignagowerAvenue, Aviemore PH22 1RW
01479 810 698

The Old Minister’s House
Rothiemurchus, Aviemore PH22 1QH
01479 812 181

Cairngorm Guest House
Main Road, Aviemore PH22 1RP
01479 810 630

Strathspey House
Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RP
01479 812 453

Aviemore Visitor Attractions

  • Cairngorm Mountain Railway
  • The Lecht Ski & Activity Centre
  • Cairngorm Sleddog Adventure Centre
  • The Fun House, Hilton
  • Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
  • Aviemore Highland Resort
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
  • Landmark Forest Theme Park, Carrbridge
  • Highland Wildlife Park
  • Cairngorm Brewery
  • RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Centre
  • Loch an Eilean Circular Walk
  • Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre
  • Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie
  • Ryvoan Pass (half day walk)
  • Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre
  • Climb Meall a’ Bhuachallie (great views)
  • Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Waltzing Waters, Newtonmore
  • Extreme Dream Climbing Centre
  • Loch Morlich Watersports Centre
  • The Lairig Ghru Trail (24 mile hike)
  • Speyside Heather Centre
  • Tomintoul Museum

Aviemore Useful Links

The Lecht Ski Centre: http://www.lecht.co.uk
Cairngorm Mountain & Funicular Railway: http://www.cairngormmountain.org
Rothiemurchus Estate: http://www.rothiemurchus.net
The Aviemore Walking Festival: http://www.aviemorewalking.talktalk.net


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