Welcome to Aviemore


Aviemore is on a loop off the A9 Perth–Inverness road. Almost everything of note is to be found along the main drag, Grampian Rd; the train station and bus stop are towards its southern end.

The Cairngorm Mountain funicular railway and ski area lie 10 miles southeast of Aviemore along the B970 (Ski Rd) and its continuation, past Coylumbridge and Glenmore.


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$330.39 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Day Speyside Whisky Trail Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh - Grantown on SpeyStop At: Lindores Abbey Distillery, Newburgh, Fife, ScotlandThe oldest written reference to whisky mentions this location. Sample a dram at the modern distillery and drink in the history.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Dalwhinnie DistilleryTry not to get too light-headed as you sample whisky at Scotland’s highest distillery.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Grantown on SpeyDay 2: A whole day exploring Speyside, Scotland’s most famous whisky region.Stop At: Benromach DistilleryThey say all Speyside whiskies used to be smoky. This distillery brings the classic flavour back to life.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Speyside Cooperage Visitor CentreLearn about the lifecycle of a whisky cask.*Speyside Cooperage is only visited on Monday and Wednesday departures.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, ScotlandA family-owned distillery that is known as the best-selling whisky in the world.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Grantown on SpeyDay 3: Grantown on Spey - EdinburghStop At: The Glenlivet Distillery, Glenlivet, Moray, ScotlandTucked away in a remote glen you’ll find one the most famous flavours of Scotland.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Balmoral Castle, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandThroughout history, the Royal Family have loved exploring this gorgeous region of Scotland.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$9.47 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Landmark Forest Adventure Park Admission Ticket

Visit: Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge, Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWinner of 'The Perfect Family Day Out' Visit Scotland and The Daily Mail, Landmark Forest Adventure Park also won Mumsnet 'Best Outdoor Playground' award. Where else can you twist and turn through the trees on a family friendly roller-coaster, take the plunge down one of three water coasters and even get the chance to walk through an amazing tropical hot-house with hundreds of stunningly beautiful butterflies and exotic flowers!? Be intrigued at the world’s first Bamboozeleum right here in the Cairngorms; you’ll enter a magical gallery of illusions and puzzles to test the sharpest of wits. See infinity rooms, morphing machines, thermal imagery and more that will fascinate the youngest to the wisest of minds. Take an adventure down to the Wonderwood where nothing is as it seems! Here you will find three mind-boggling cabins where the normal rules of physics simply don’t apply. Which one will be your favourite – The Spinning Vortex, Topsy Turvy Room or the Growing-Shrinking Room? For those looking for a real challenge why not take on RopeworX, the first high-ropes course of its kind in the UK. According to scientists you are officially 98% monkey, so now’s your chance to put their theory to the test. Harness up and step up to the plate! For those under 1.5m, the Tarzan Trail offers a great alternative and the Wee Monkey Trail is absolutely ideal for those aged 2-5. Perhaps the mightiest challenge of them all though is Skydive. Skydive is a pure adrenaline experience, just harness up, climb the mast to 50 feet and step off… easy! Just don’t let the nerves get the better of you! The latest addition to the park is the Butterfly house, which is an amazing tropical hot-house with hundreds of stunningly beautiful butterflies and exotic flowers. Watch close-up as they hatch, fly and feed on nectar and fruit. Make sure to look out for the recently added Asian Quail, scuttling through the undergrowth! Are you brave enough to follow in the footsteps of the Lost Explorer to the safety of The Amazing Tree Mansion? Bubbling mud pools, dangerous caverns, dangerous creatures and a magic waterfall gateway are just a few of the challenges that will bring your adventurous family lots of laughs and scares on the way. Don’t forget to take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest via the Tree Top Trail. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for some rare, red squirrels on the way! If you enjoy this walkway, then you’ll love the panoramic views from the top of the Forest Tower. Families have been enjoying Landmark Forest Adventure Park for nearly 50 years and with all these great activities on offer, it’s a must-do for any family in the Cairngorms National Park!

$3284 Cultural & Theme Tours

Outlander Classic Tour

ItineraryDay 1: EdinburghStop At: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, ScotlandTime to get out and about... see Edinburgh Castle with your free pass (allow at least two hours), the Royal Mile (we provide you with a guide of 'Outlander places') and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A chic Bed and Breakfast close to Edinburgh city centre.Day 2: Moving NorthStop At: Falkland Palace & Garden, Falkland, Fife, Scotland First stop is Falkland in Fife, used in the TV series for Inverness. Next, see what it looks like to stand in the dock and be accused of witchcraft (you'll just have to imagine the baying crowd!).After lunch we are in the Highlands and on our way to the Highland Folk Museum to see the traditional village used in the rent gathering scenes. The next two nights are at a charming B&B in the Highland town of Nairn.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAfter lunch we are in the Highlands and on our way to the Highland Folk Museum to see the traditional village used in the rent gathering scenes. The next two nights are at a charming B&B in the Highland town of Nairn.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: A charming B&B in the Highland town of Nairn.Day 3: InvernessStop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe new visitor centre at Culloden offers a detailed explanation of the battle, the background to the conflict and its brutal aftermath. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Beauly Priory, Beauly, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThen we head by Inverness to the Fraser of Lovat clan lands, including a visit to the tomb of the 11th Lord Lovat ('The Old Fox') and Beauly Priory (where Claire met Maisri the prophetess).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAfter lunch a tour of Castle Leod by its owner, the Earl of Cromartie. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandFinally the bronze age Clava Cairns and stone circles. That evening, you will have the chance to hold a claymore, targe and dirk yourself and learn more about the life of a clansman and his traditional dress.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A charming B&B in the Highland town of Nairn.Day 4: Isle of SkyePass By: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe head west by Loch Ness and Glenmoriston (where Prince Charles Edward hid for three weeks in 1746) and by Glenshiel (site of another Jacobite battle) to the dramatic Mam Rattigan Pass. Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandOne of Scotland's most famous sites. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Ratagan to Glenelg, Ratagan, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAmazing drive to the only turntable ferry in Europe and on to the Isle of Skye.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A small hotel on Skye.Day 5: Isle of SkyeStop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandCameras out today and we pray for good weather as we see 'Kilt Rock'. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandLook across to the pillar known as the 'Old Man of Storr', wind up to the dramatic Quirang viewpoint and across to Uig. This landscape is not much changed from the 18th century and helps us understand what life was like then.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandLunch is at Dunvegan and that afternoon we hear from a local (though internationally-known) storyteller.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A small hotel in SkyeDay 6: HighlandsPass By: Sound of Sleat Beach, Sleat, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandWe take the ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig.Pass By: Mallaig Heritage Centre, Mallaig, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Arrive off ferry, then drive the west coast by Loch nan Uamh (from where Prince Charles Edward left in September 1746) Pass By: Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTo Glenfinnan (where he raised his standard in August 1745).Stop At: Fort William VisitScotland iCentre, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTo Fort William (sadly almost nothing much left of the original fort) for lunch stop.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandHeading inland we see Glencoe (famous for the massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692) and Rannoch Moor. Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Rannoch Moor Visitor Centre, Kinloch Rannoch, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandDrive pass the the beautiful moor.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: That night we are in a family run inn by Loch Tay.Day 7: TV Locations DayStop At: Doune Castle, Doune, Stirling, ScotlandFirst up is Doune Castle, (Castle Leoch of course). Duration: 1 hourStop At: Royal Burgh of Culross, Culross, Fife, ScotlandThen to Culross, a fascinating 16th century time capsule, used for Cranesmuir and other places. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Blackness Castle, Linlithgow, West Lothian, ScotlandFrom here we head to Blackness (Fort William).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Midhope Castle, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, ScotlandMidhope (Lally Broch). Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A splendid castle outside Edinburgh.Day 8: Return to EdinburghStop At: Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland15th Century Rosslyn Chapel has been described as a 'Bible in Stone'. In fact it is more: full of carvings that recall tales of Knights Templar, Freemasons and the Holy Grail. After this we have a private tour of the church where Jamie and Claire were married. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, ScotlandFinal lunch at a local pub and then visit to Craigmillar Castle, used for Ardsmuir in Season Three.The experience of several years has taught us that there are always individual things (like shopping!) that people absolutely have to do on the last afternoon and so the group gets depleted. We have therefore decided to end the tour mid afternoon. The guide will transport anyone to any part of the city that they may want to explore and departs when everyone is happily occupied at whatever they need to do. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Last night at the same B&B where you started.

$530.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Fun day at the Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum (up to 6 passengers)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Highland Wildlife Park, Kingussie, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandSet in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains, the Highland Wildlife Park is a must see attraction. Here you will see Scottish wildlife as well as endangered animals from around the world. You will be driven around the Main Reserve where you will see a variety of wildlife such as Musk Ox, European Bison, the endangered Przewalski's Wild Horse, European Elk, and the Vicuna. After the drive, you will take to your feet to see other endangered animals such as Polar Bears, Amur Tigers, and the Scottish Wildcat. You will also see European Grey Wolves, Snow Leopards, Snowy Owls, Snow Monkeys and others.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe Highland Folk Museum provides visitors with a glimpse back in time to see Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s right up until the 1950s. There are over 30 historical buildings and all have been furnished in a way that represents their era.The site is a mile long with a 1700s Township (featuring 6 houses) at one end and a 1930s working croft at the other. Take a seat at the school and experience what it was like to be taught in a different era. There is a cafe, gift shop and a fantastic children’s playground.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ruthven Barracks, Newtonmore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe barracks were built on the site of the medieval castles of the Comyns and the Gordons and housed up to 120 soldiers and their officers. The original castle was constructed on the site in 1229 but nothing remains of the original structures other than the well. The Ruthven Barracks were built by King George II’s government between 1719 and 1721 following the Jacobite rising of 1715. They were built to police the area and enforce the Disarming Act of 1716. During the rising of 1745, 300 Jacobites besieged the barracks, but were prevented from taking the strategically important site by just 12 redcoats, one of which lost his life when looking over the parapet.In February 1746 the Jacobites returned with heavy guns and soon forced the garrison to surrender. Then in April 1746 the Jacobites were defeated at the Battle of Culloden. The retreating soldiers regrouped at the barracks to await their orders from the Bonnie Prince Charlie. On April 20th, they received word which read ‘Let every man seek his own safety in the best way he can’. The Jacobites destroyed the barracks to prevent them from being used again.Ruthven Barracks are open all year round and are free to visit.Duration: 1 hour

$199.03 Kid Friendly

Loch Ness Luxury Private Sightseeing Excursion with Chauffeur

Your Loch Ness Private Tour starts from Edinburgh, ensuring a great start your chauffeur will do a full introduction and point out all the on-board facilities in the vehicle. Once the formalities are out of the way they will run through the itinerary for the day and ensure all the passengers are comfortable and answer any questions before setting off. • As your tour leaves Edinburgh admire magnificent views across the Firth of Forth as you drive north to Fife. Keep a look out for the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge as you cross the Forth Road Bridge, then soak up the scenery as you wind through the countryside. • Your tour continues North passing through Kinross and to the west of Perth, you will cruise past the Tay Forest Park before stopping in Pitlochry. • Pitlochry is nestled amongst the stunning scenery of the Highland Perthshire, breathe in fresh air and stand back to admire the view. A traditional resort town you can take a stroll looking on local stores for gifts and crafts enjoy a drink in one of many Cafes or bistros. A favourite of Queen Victoria this stop is about soaking up the best of the Scottish Highlands. • You leave Pitlochry and enter the Cairngorms passing Blair Castle, up through Dalwhinnie and Aviemore towards Inverness. • Arrive in Inverness for some lunch and a walk around, with plenty of shops, Café and Restaurants it will not be difficult to find somewhere to eat. Appreciate Inverness Castlel and stretch those legs along the banks of the Ness. • After Lunch you have a short journey south to Loch Ness and Clansman Harbour for your boat trip and hunt for Nessie on our famous Loch. • We recommend Jacobite Tours on the Loch, they have a great selection of cruises to suit all needs, the 2hr Tour of the Loch passing Urquhart Castle is ideal and will give you a great experience of the Loch and surrounding area. Please ensure you book this in advance to ensure you get on the boat trip as it becomes very busy. • Once your tour of the Loch is complete it is time to start your journey back towards Edinburgh, it is a long drive so the driver can schedule stops on the way for comfort breaks and to stretch those legs with Aviemore, Perth and Dunfermline all on the route home. Finally crossing the Forth and the home leg back into Edinburgh. Your sightseeing tour finishes with all passengers being taken back to Edinburgh, the Door to Door experience helps you enjoy the full tour without the worry of finding you way back at the end of the day.

$199.03 Kid Friendly

Loch Ness Luxury Private Sightseeing Excursion with Chauffeur

Your Loch Ness Luxury Private Excursion starts from Glasgow, ensuring a great start your chauffeur will do a full introduction and point out all the on-board facilities in the vehicle. Once the formalities are out of the way they will run through the itinerary for the day and ensure all the passengers are comfortable and answer any questions before setting off. • As your excursion leaves Glasgow admire the views as you pass Stirling and the National Wallace Monument, then soak up the scenery as you wind through the Highlands. • Your day continues North passing Gleneagles and to the west of Perth, you will cruise past the Tay Forest Park before stopping in Pitlochry. • Pitlochry is nestled amongst the stunning scenery of the Highland Perthshire, breathe in fresh air and stand back to admire the view. A favourite of Queen Victoria this stop is about soaking up the best of the Scottish Highlands. • You leave Pitlochry and enter the Cairngorms passing Blair Castle, up through Dalwhinnie and Aviemore towards Inverness. • Arrive in Inverness for some lunch and a walk around, with plenty of shops, Café and Restaurants it will not be difficult to find somewhere to eat. Appreciate Inverness Castlel and stretch those legs along the banks of the Ness. • After Lunch you have a short journey south to Loch Ness and Clansman Harbour for your boat trip and hunt for Nessie on our famous Loch. • We recommend Jacobite Tours on the Loch, they have a great selection of cruises to suit all needs, the 2hr Tour of the Loch passing Urquhart Castle is ideal and will give you a great experience of the Loch and surrounding area. Please ensure you book this in advance to ensure you get on the boat trip as it becomes very busy. • Once your tour of the Loch is complete it is time to start your journey back towards Glasgow. it is a long drive so the driver can schedule stops on the way for comfort breaks and to stretch those legs with Aviemore, Perth and Dunfermline all on the route home. Your sightseeing excursion finishes with all passengers being taken back to Glasgow, the Door to Door experience helps you enjoy the full tour without the worry of finding you way back at the end of the day.