Aviemore Information

Our Aviemore information page is designed to offer a brief history and helpful information about the area. Just five miles away from the cottages, this bustling village is your link to the main rail network, connecting you to London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, including the main Perth to Inverness Line. Although it is a relatively small village, its proximity to the Cairngorms National Park and the range of outdoor activities that attract visitors to the Highlands make it an ideal place to visit. There is a wide range of shops, restaurants, and pubs to enjoy in Aviemore in between hiking, cycling, hill walking and skiing.

aviemore informationAviemore is thought to date back to the 1600s but did not become a hub of activity until the arrival of the railway in the 1800s, which turned it into a bustling and favourite mountain resort, especially with the development of the Cairn Gorm ski areas. This area is continuing to develop with the addition of the Cairn Gorm Mountain Railway, which replaces the old chairlift system used at the ski resort.

One of the best places to find out about activities and events in the area is the Aviemore Centre, which offers services for visitors and residents. The town is focused on restoring its heritage through many years of undertaking a restoration and redesign project for the area, offering all the amenities and services of a town, including a theatre, dry ski slope, go-kart track and town swimming pool. Even the shopping district has undergone redevelopment with numerous shops – from grocery outlets and ski shops to retailers that appeal to the tourist trade.

For rail enthusiasts, there is the Strathspey Railway, which offers steam train service on a branch rail line that travels from Aviemore and Broomhill to Boat of Garten. Along this area is also Speyside Way, a long-distance path that links the village with Buckie to the northeast.

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