Aviemore & The Cairngorms

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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.

Especially walkers (here I go again...) will absolutely love it! Look at the: East Highland Way, Speyside Way, Dava Way, Cateran Trail, Scottish National Trail

Site rating:

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.

My very personal selection:

Location: Nethy Bridge / Plus Code: 68V4+V67 Nethy Bridge

Locations: Aviemore / Plus Code: 394W+X4C Aviemore

Location: Kinloch Laggan / Plus Code: XG23+RG Newtonmore

Location: Laggan / Plus Code: 2M47+8H Newtonmore

Location: Feshiebridge / Plus Code: X3XM+X9Q Kingussie

Location: Coylumbridge / Plus Code: 5894+2W Aviemore

Location: Aviemore / Plus Code: 45XH+M46 Aviemore

Location: Kingussie / Plus Code: 3XC6+V55 Kingussie

And than there are.......

Location: Bridge of Avon / Plus Code: CJ6J+P76 Ballindalloch

Location: Nethy Bridge / Plus Code: 79G2+V7 Nethy Bridge

Location: Newtonmore / Plus Code: 3V7G+75 Newtonmore

Location: Cromdale / Plus Code: 8GJ6+M88 Grantown-on-Spey

Location: Glenlivet / Plus Code: 9J4V+G28 Ballindalloch

Location: Insh / Plus Code: 3XFH+98 Kingussie

Location: Newtonmore / Plus Code: 2RQP+C5V Newtonmore

Location: Dava / Plus Code: C74R+9JF Grantown-on-Spey