Aviemore is the place to head if you are planning any open-air activities in Scotland, especially when a variety of opportunities exist for sport, leisure and recreation within minutes of your arrival.Hiking, fly-angling, golfing and even skiing are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed from our Aviemore holiday cottages. Aviemore is an ideal starting point for touring the Highlands and makes a superb setting for a family cottage holiday.
There is sure to be something to appeal to parties of all ages and interests at any time of the year in the Cairngorm National Park, right in the heart of the Scottish highlands. Start planning your stay in an Aviemore holiday cottage today, it’s a decision you’re not likely to regret!
Aviemore is also a great destination for experiencing the fascinating cultural history and the incredible natural diversity of the Highlands of Scotland.History includes well-known battles such as Culloden and Killicrankie, and of course the renowned legend of the Lochness monster!The surrounding panorama is stunning with birds and plants in abundance, as seen on BBC’ Spring Watch’.
Although there was a small settlement on the village’s current site, dating back to the early 17th century, it wasn’t until the arrival of the railways in the mid-1800s, that Aviemore really began to thrive.
The first holidaymakers were geologists and climbers looking to enjoy outstanding knolls, but with the tourism boom in the 1960s, and a particular interest in the locality as a ski resort. The resort has now been a fashionable holiday winter ski resort for many years and is today additionally as a summer cottage break resort.
Exploring Aviemore’s Attractions During your Holiday Cottage Stay
Depending on the time of the year you visit, you may want to take part in skiing or snowboarding, Horse-riding or quad biking, husky sledge dog rides.For fun on the water in Aviemore and the surrounding area, make the most of water sports like sailing, windsurfing and rafting; or benefit from the long summer evenings to fish for salmon, sea trout and brown trout on the River Spey.
Take your children for a day out up the Cairn Gorm Mountain on the UK’s highest funicular railway for homemade cake and piping hot chocolate at the Ptarmigan Restaurant or hop aboard the Strathspey Steam Railway for a nostalgic journey and striking landscapes of the Cairngorms.
The Shelter Stone takes its name from an enormous rock high up in the Cairngorm knolls..well worth a climb but a map, but good boots and hearty jacket are advised. There are additionally a variety of low-level paths suitable for the family.The Aviemore to Boat of Garten Steam Railway line passes close by, and a trip is not simply nostalgic but an excellent opportunity to take in the breathtaking views.
The area is terrific for the nature lovers… whether you want to see the seals and dolphins in the Moray Firth or you can see pine marten, red grouse, ptarmigan, osprey or deer. The RSPB reserve at Boat of Garten is definitely well worth a visit to view the celebrated Ospreys.
A good family day out is Rothiemurchus Highland Estate, a short distance from Aviemore, where you can experience deer-ambling safaris. Also take a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie to view wolves, polar bears, Siberian tigers and bison.Further afield, there is a good road link to visit Inverness and the Western Highlands, or the National Park where the Whisky Trail takes you through the further pleasing countryside.
Places To Rent A Holiday Cottage in Aviemore
Aviemore can offer a broad range of holiday accommodation from cosy cottages to log chalets, and the local amenities provide a good range of craft shops, public houses, restaurants and shops with local produce.This is a destination which remains a busy holiday place during the Summer and Winter periods due to the ski resort, so ensure you book well in advance.
Boat of Garten, situated in the Cairngorms Nations Park, home to some of Scotland’s most eye-catching scenery, is a right destination for climbers, bird watchers to young families holidaying.
Carrbridge, known as a small but lively village, surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains and moorland views, enjoy a walk through the Caledonian ancient pine forest, then relax in the local coffee shop.
Nethy Bridge, known locally as ‘Nethy’ has been renowned as a holiday destination since Victorian days, a quiet location surrounded by pine forests between Aviemore and Grantown, a great centre to enjoy the magnificent Scottish Highlands.