The region with some of Scotland’s highest mountain ranges and offering outdoor enthusiasts some of the wildest and most beautiful landscapes in the UK.
"Aviemore & The Cairngorms" is situated in Scotland's heart and although nature rules supreme in this region, there is also the occasional castle or small museum and sometimes a grim reminder of earlier and wilder days when the clans were often at each other's throat.
This region is actually on the edge of The Cairngorms National Park, but the very spirit of the park pervades the whole region.
Although the featured attractions, sites and landmarks are always chosen by me, I have made a serious effort to differentiate 4 levels:
- (***) This is, for whatever reason, a very personal favourite! Will definitely be on my itinerary! Could possibly be disappointing for someone else though.
- (**) A major must-see tourist attraction that you can find in many a brochure.
- (*) Worth seeing and possibly interesting if you happen to be in the vicinity.
- (-) A hefty dollop of imagination is a must, but it might be interesting if you know the background.