Aviemore is going through a long needed revamp from its 1960's concrete buildings. Most of the resort has been pulled down and replaced with brand new hotels and conference facilities. The area around Aviemore is one of our favorite with Heather, Silver Birch trees and Scots pine everywhere. Nothing better than the smell of pine while walking in the morning on a crisp Autumn morning. There are loads of things to do in Aviemore which is part of the Cairngorms National Park.
Loch Morlich Watersports
The loch is located about 8 miles South of Aviemore here you can do Windsurfing, Canoeing, sailing or just hire a good old fashioned row boat. Training course are available from the Loch Morlich Watersports centre.
There are well managed walking and cycling tours across this estate, with a huge range of different wildlife to see. For the more adventurous you can do Clay Pigeon Shooting, Off Road Driving, Quad Biking, Landrover Tours, Mountain Biking and Highland Pony Trekking. There are also guided walks, a fishery and shopping available to keep the whole family happy.
The Rothiemurchus Estate is located about 3 miles South of Aviemore.
Cairngorm Mountain is open all year round with skiing in the winter and in the warmer months walking, shopping and also the exhibition is open the rest of the year. The mountain has benefited from the new Funicular Railway which takes 8 minutes from the car park to the visitor center at the top. Here you'll find food and also exhibition on how the mountain and wildlife have evolved over the thousands of years. Cairngorm Mountain is about 15 miles South of Aviemore.
Cairngorm Sleddog Adventure Centre
Set at the bottom of the Cairngorm Mountains, within the fantastic estate of Rothiemurchus, Cairngorm Sleddog Adventure Centre offer a unique "Sleddog Experience". Visitors are able to be part of an exciting sleddog ride (12 dogs) and enjoy seeing the views and wildlife around the area. Trips and courses, October to April. They offer tours (all year) where visitors meet all 29 dogs, meet the "musher", who talks about the history and training, watch a short video and look araound our small museum dedicated to Scotty Allan.
The Strathspey Railway
This is a must if you've never been on a steam train before, there is something magical about steam trains. You can catch the train at the magnifciantly restored Aviemore Station, the largest on the Highland Railway system outside Inverness. Pass the large locomotive shed (not open to the public) built in 1897 which is the railway's main workshop.
It's then full steam ahead as you follow the glen West to the Boat of Garten then they may take you on to Broomhill (most people know it as Glenbogle from BBC TV Series "Monarch of the Glen" . The Strathspey Railway is located in Aviemore staion.
Self Catering in Moray the perfect relaxing holiday.
Hillview is also close to many of the Ski Resorts in Scotland