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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3-Day Speyside Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Day 1: You head north to the historic village of Dunkeld for a short walk through the forest to some dramatic waterfalls. After lunch in Pitlochry, you can sample the delights of Scotland's highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, near the source of the River Spey. Once you’ve warmed with a little dram of whisky, you continue through the Cairngorms National Park before reaching Grantown on Spey, your base for two nights. Day 2: A whole day exploring Scotland’s most famous whisky region. After a scenic drive towards the coast, your first stop of the day is at the family owned Benromach Distillery, where you can go on a personalised tour. From here it’s a short distance to Elgin. Here you can visit Gordon and Macphail, one of the world’s leading specialist whisky bottlers and suppliers. You travel back up the Spey to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage, where you see another aspect of the whisky making process (Wednesday departures only). After lunch here or in nearby Aberlour, you visit Glenfiddich Distillery. From here you travel back to Grantown on Spey. Day 3: You travel through the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains on route back to Edinburgh. In the morning you visit Glenlivet, which is both a distillery and a beautiful glen with serene walks and wonderful wildlife. You then enjoy the majesty of Royal Deeside. You pass by Balmoral Castle, and stop in the village of Braemar in the heart of the National Park. From here the route south passes over Scotland’s highest mountain pass, through Perthshire, and back to Edinburgh. **Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.

$195.63 Private & Custom Tours

Loch Ness Private Day Tour with Luxury 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.

$195.63 Private & Custom Tours

Loch Ness Private Day Tour with Luxury Chauffeur

Your Loch Ness Private Tour 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 tour 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 tour 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 famour 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. Finally crossing the Forth and the home leg back into Edinburgh.Your sightseeing tour 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.

$15.65 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Blair Castle House and Gardens Admission

Visit: Blair Castle and Hercules GardensOpen 7 days a week from March 31st to 31st October 2018 9.30am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). We are situated in Highland Perthshire in the village of Blair Atholl just a minutes drive from the A9, 90 minutes from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh and 50 minutes from Aviemore. Enjoy walking around the castle and exploring the decades of history on offer, explore the ancestry of the Murray family and get to know the Dukes and Duchesses that spanned the centuries.  On the hour between 11 - 3pm for 15 minutes there is also a piper who will play 15 minutes of bagpipes for all visitors to enjoy. We have many activities on the estate as well where you can book via our website. These include: Tractor Rides, Landrover Safaris, Pony Trekking and also we have a range of accommodation that can be booked through our website if you wish to extend your stay.

$215.19 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Private Guided Hike in the Scottish Highlands from Aviemore

There is something uniquely beautiful about the Scottish Highlands. Between the guides, they've all been to many ranges around the world and have seen some incredible peaks. When it comes to shear beauty, however, the Scottish mountains inevitably have the edge. They may not be the highest peaks in the world, but they do offer a fantastic variety of mountain scapes. From the great bulk of the Cairngorms in the East to the Fortressed peaks of Torridon in the west. From the Monoliths of Assynt in the North to the myriad of peaks in the south. The unique blend of wild, rugged mountains, loch, sea, and the soft light of these high latitudes, provides an unrivalled beauty. There is, without a doubt, a lifetime of wonderful sites and adventure.Here's what a typical day looks like for guests who are staying at Fraoch Lodge.Breakfast orders are usually taken the night before to reduce waste and any delays in getting out. All the bread is homemade along with many of the preserves. Over breakfast, the guide will provide an update on any changes to the forecast overnight and hence to the plan for the day. There is, of course, the opportunity to discuss what to wear, etc.After breakfast, there is time to get ready and make a packed lunch for the day. Homemade bread as well as a number of other fillings are available. There is also homemade cake, a chocolate bar, fruit, dried fruit, and peanuts available. Any wet kit from the previous day will be dry having spent the night in an efficiently purposed drying room.Then, head out in the bus for the relatively short journey to the start of the day's route. Dry boots are donned while anticipating some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer. Regular (short) breaks are taken to maintain energy levels. Of course, there will be stops for photos at points of interest along the way. Hiking is usually anywhere from 4-to-8 hours in duration, depending on aspirations and if the hike is being combined with any other activities. Also, there will be a visit to Loch Ness or a visit to a castle or a pint in the pub.Day hikes are available to guests who are staying elsewhere in the area. There are a program of hikes to join or tailor a hike to suit specific abilities.After sorting out the gear, it's 'cake o’clock,' a refreshing mug of tea and some of Rebecca’s delicious homemade cake in the lounge in front of a roaring fire. Lemon drizzle cake, lemon and pistachio cake, chocolate brownies — all to die for.Then, there is plenty of time to have a shower and relax, maybe a glass of wine or a beer before the 2-course evening meal at 8pm. It’s all home prepared using as much home grown or local produce as possible. The day is finished with teas and coffees or a herbal infusion made from homegrown herbs in front of a fire.