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Aviemore

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Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. It is in the Badenoch and Strathspey committee area, within the Highland council area. The town is popular for skiing and other winter sports, and for hill-walking in the Cairngorm Mountains. There are excellent views of the Cairngorms from various places within the town, especially from the railway station. The Aviemore stone circle is located within a residential neighbourhood of the town.HistoryPrior to 1790 it was in an exclave of the county of Moray and from 1890 to 1975 it was in the county of Inverness-shire, until the later date being within the Civil Parish of Duthil and Rothiemurchus. The village began to grow as a result of it becoming a railway junction in 1898, following which the Highland Railway became a major employer constructing housing for its staff and the Aviemore Hotel. Aviemore became one of the first skiing resorts to be established in Scotland with the opening of the chairlift in 1961 After the ski centre opened the population of the village grew. The resort has since grown into Britain's most visited ski resort during the winter months.
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Cairngorm Mountain ©
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Cairngorm Mountain
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Duration: 8 hours
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
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Landmark Forest Adventure Park Carrbridge
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Duration: 8 hours
Loch an Eilein ©
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Loch an Eilein
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Wildlife Area
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre Glenmore
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Aviemore

Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris ©
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Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris
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Duration: 2 hours
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Cairngorm Brewery
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Glenmore Forest Park ©
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Glenmore Forest Park
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Duration: 8 hours

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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park Kingussie
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Steall Waterfall Fort William
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Kid-friendly things to do in Aviemore

Loch Morlich ©
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Loch Morlich
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Duration: 2 hours
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Zipline
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Spa
Spas
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Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Aviemore

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Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
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Loch Garten Nature Reserve Boat of Garten
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve ©
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Craigellachie National Nature Reserve
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Aviemore

Rothiemurchus ©
Forest
Rothiemurchus
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Duration: 4 hours
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Ski Area
Cairngorm Mountain
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Duration: 8 hours
Thunder in the glens
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Thunder in the glens
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Duration: 4 hours
The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Speyside Way Long Distance Trail
Hiking Trail
Speyside Way Long Distance Trail
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Duration: 2 hours

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