Aviemore sits at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains on the western side of the UK's largest national park. There are over fifty 'Munros' (peaks over 3000 feet) in the Cairngorm's with Cairn Gorm (Blue Mountain) itself being 4084 ft high with a plateau of pink granite
The Aviemore centre and village has recently undergone a multimillion pound makeover which has rejuvenated the area giving this wonderful place a real buzz.
This is now truly a year round holiday destination with almost every outdoor activity catered for. Those looking for a relaxing break can choose from walking, fishing, golfing (8 local courses), whisky tasting, bird watching, swimming and perhaps even sunbathing if weather permits. The more adventurous however may want to try skiing, boarding, mountain biking, climbing, gliding, clay pigeon shooting, dog sledding, kayaking, yachting and 4x4 driving.
If you have any time left there are great places to visit including Loch Morlich, Loch Insh & Loch an Eilean, Strathspey steam railway, Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Carrbridge Visitor Centre, Rothiemurchus Highland Estate, Glenmore Lodge and Landmark Forest Theme Park.
There are of course plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars for wining, dining and dancing.
Christmas & New Year in Aviemore
Every year Santa makes a special stop in Aviemore to start the Christmas festivities. Follow the Christmas Eve torchlight procession from the village hall to the Cairngorm Hotel. Enjoy the local carol singers and have a mince pie along with a hot glass of Gluwein.
Scotland is a world famous destination for Hogmanay parties, so where better to celebrate 'The bells' than in the heart of the highlands. Most of Aviemore's bars, restaurants and hotels provide their own entertainment and are open 'til the wee small hours'. The Aviemore Centre has a pipe band and firework display so wrap up warm, get out there and enjoy!