Aviemore Activities & Things To Do
In the beautiful highlands of Scotland and the Cairngorms National Park is the graceful town and popular tourist destination Aviemore. With its great views of the mountains and numerous hot spots for skiing and winter sports, it is a great destination for any person who active and loves to seek out breathtaking scenery.
Aviemore lies 90 miles from Edinburgh and sits on the A9 trunk road. It runs from Dunblane all the way to Inverness so expect to see and feel the great Scottish countryside. It is also accessible on by train on the Highland main line with the main services in the area being Scot rail and East Coast Trains. From London it is only an hour and 30 minutes by air to Avimore’s nearest airport of Inverness and within hours driving distance.
Good times of the year to visit
Aviemore is a great place to enjoy as you can visit in any season and there will always be plenty of adventure and activities to do. It does not matter if you are young and old the setting of the Cairngorms National Park will capture you in any season come rain or shine.
Sports and activities the area has to offer
The area is known for its skiing and snow sports mainly, but also offers a wide range of attractions and activities from skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and Rock Climbing! You can even see reindeer and learn a thing or two with camera Obscura! There are numerous companies in the area offering different activities, tuition, guides, courses and lessons so you will definitely leave knowing something new!
If you like a drink or two why not try some of Aviemore’s Ales at the Cairngorm Brewery or at many of the fantastic guest houses. If you want to something a bit more relaxing why not go for a swim at the Aviemore swimming, leisure and beauty centre or go for a stroll through Avimore’s countryside and soak up the sights of this charming place.
If you are a person who enjoys music art and a good atmosphere then why not visit Aviemore’s cosy Insider festival. Hidden away in the woods of the Inshriach estate discover an array of great artists, food and performance with only a small crowd yet some of Scotland’s finest talent.
If you want something a little different, then you should check out MV festival. Combining an eclectic mix of snow sports, big comedy acts, music and great vibes it has a little something for everyone. Set in the Cairngorm National Park, you can not only enjoy fantastic entertainment but take in the added elegance of the park surroundings! The whole event is not profit and all the proceeds go to two fantastic yearly rotated charities.
Nightlife in Aviemore
After a day of exciting activities why not continue having fun into the night with Aviemore’s growing nightlife scene. Perhaps try the Vault Bar where you will find all the fitting music for the town being played along with great drinks, warm surroundings and a great atmosphere. Or how about the popular Cafe Mambo which is open to 1 am? It has a fantastic selection of cocktails and shots to get you night started as well as great tunes from their house DJs. Or if you want to kick back it has some big American pool tables, video games and great food on offer from open till late! The Winking Owl is for people who like tradition as it is one of the oldest pubs in the area. If you like top quality ales then this is the place for you with one of their main suppliers being the Cairngorm brewery!
Day time in Aviemore
Apart from Aviemore being great for its many activities, notably it is great for cross country lovers with trails and routes being well marked. Suitable for hikers and bikers to horse riders and even geologists Aviemore provides any great explorer and learner with miles of knowledge and interest. Among the lands lays The River Spey which is the second longest river in the whole of Scotland. So if you are avid fisherman then prepare to be met with miles of great fishing and challenges ahead!
Of course Aviemore has a variety of great places to visit including museums, public gardens, cafes, restaurants public houses and even smoke houses, so there is always something for every family member to enjoy. The amount on offer is truly brilliant and you are guaranteed to discover new interests, gain new experiences and see things you have not seen before.
While in the area you should definitely consider taking a trip to Cairngorm Brewery where tradition runs strong through its brewing process. They only use the finest highland spring water and ingredients in there cask ales and beers without added preservatives to deliver the finest drinks in the region. They offer tasting sessions and tours so you can get a real feel for what they have to offer!