For train enthusiasts and visitors, steam trains of the Strathspey Railway run a regular service on a restored branch line from Aviemore and Broomhill to Boat of Garten. Closely following the route of the restored line is the last section of the Speyside Way. This long distance path opened in 2000 and now links Aviemore with Buckie on the north east coast.

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Aviemore is located at the foot of the Cairngorms in the heart of the highlands. It is an ideal base for a relaxing or active holiday and offers something for everyone with the opportunity to explore its magnificent wildlife, history and culture.

Things to Do

There is an extensive range of active pursuits including: mountain biking, golf, swimming, hill walking, climbing, pony treking, quad biking, fishing and clay pigeon shooting. Aviemore is within easy reach of many historical sites, interesting coastal towns and the city of Inverness is less than 30 minutes away. The Strathspey steam railway runs between Aviemore and Boat of Garten regularly during holiday times. Ospreys can be viewed at the RSPB site at nearby Loch Garten.

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MacDonald’s Resort offers shopping, leisure and spa centre and is based in Aviemore.


In and around Aviemore there is a wide variety of good quality bars and restaurants many using high quality local produce.

Aviemore station