Hills and Mountains

Mountain Weather Information Service: MWIS currently produce forecasts for 8 different mountain areas of the UK as an aid to mountain safety.

sportscotland Avalanche Information Service: SAIS publish the daily forecasts of the avalanche, snow, and mountain conditions at the 5 most popular areas of Scotland during the season.

Mountaineering Council of Scotland: Founded in 1970 by the Association of Scottish Climbing Clubs, MCofS is the only recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers and ski-tourers who live in Scotland or who enjoy Scotland’s mountains.

Mountain Training Association: The MTA is a membership organisation for climbing, walking and mountain leaders in the UK and Ireland.

John Muir Trust: JMT are the leading wild land conservation charity in the UK. Inspired by the work, spirit and legacy of John Muir, our members care passionately about wild places wherever they may be, and the diversity of life they support.

Other activities

Highland Wildlife Park (Kincraig): Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot.

Cairngorm Brewery: The Cairngorm Brewery Company, established in 2001, is situated in the village of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. We brew traditional ales with a fresh new edge, by using well established brewing methods, the finest malted and roast barley, hops and crystal clear mountain water. The Brewery is open to the public. We have a small shop selling our full range of bottles together with polypins and party barrels of our permanent and seasonal cask products. We provide tours and offer samples of our ales.  

Places to stay

in and around Aviemore

Ardlogie Guest House and Bothy: A friendly, relaxed guest house situated in a peaceful location with views towards the River Spey and the Cairngorm Mountains. You are assured of a comfortable stay, a fine breakfast and friendly hosts.

Auchendean Lodge - Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering Flat: Auchendean Lodge has just 3 letting bedrooms, each comfortably furnished in the same style with antiques and period furniture, and each room shares the same sensational views of the River Spey, Abernethy Forest and Cromdale Hills, and up to the high tops of most of the Cairngorm Mountains. The Coach House Self Catering Flat has a lounge / dining room which looks out to 3 super views taking in the Abernethy Forest, the Cairngorm Mountains, Cromdale Hills, River Spey, Curr Wood and Auchendean's own garden.

Carn Mhor - Bed & Breakfast: Carn Mhor B&B is located on the outskirts of Aviemore with views of the high tops of the world famous Cairngorms and the Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. We pride ourselves on our comfortable and immaculately maintained accommodation and the delicious full Scottish breakfast that we serve up - although of course, we offer a continental alternative!

Crubenbeg House: Our Newtonmore Bed and Breakfast is a very convenient base from which you can explore this marvellous area and enjoy the many outdoor activities on offer, returning in the evening to join your fellow guests for dinner or to simply relax in front of the lounge fire, nightcap in hand, reading, chatting or simply savouring the spectacular views. We offer an informal, friendly, top-quality, home from home, with no airs or graces, in which you can relax and enjoy yourself whether you stay with us for a night or two, a short break or for longer luxury breaks.

Dunroamin: Dunroamin is a family run quality Bed and Breakfast. Centrally situated, off the main street, in a quiet residential area in Aviemore, it is only five minutes walk to the shops, restaurants and bars. An ideal base for your holiday or business needs, it provides privacy with all the comforts of your own home. Dunroamin Self catering is in an ideal central location, only a stones throw from the main house.

Go Self Catered: Go Self Catered offers quality self catering holiday accommodation in a fantastic location in Aviemore. We believe a great holiday begins with a well equipped, clean and comfortable home away from home, situated in the perfect location. So that is what we aim to give you!

High Range - Hotel/Motel, Self Catering, Caravan, Campsite: Our Highlands Aviemore Hotel / Motel, Self Catering, Caravan, Camping Complex and Italian Restaurant at High Range in Aviemore welcome you, where for more than 35 years, we, the Vastano family, have taken great pride in ensuring consistently high standards of hospitality for our guests. Our scenic site, located in beautiful birch woodland in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, offers a selection of quality family holiday facilities, both self-catering and serviced, and tailored for all ages and ability.

Ravenscraig Guest House: Ravenscraig is a 12 bedroomed guest house situated on the main street of Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. Beautifully decorated throughout and offering a warm welcome with Highland hospitality, Ravenscraig provides the perfect location for enjoying the wealth of outdoor pursuits in the area. Easy walking to the bars, restaurants, shops and travel links - there is plenty of parking and free wi-fi available throughout the house.

The Glen - Luxury Holiday Apartment: The Glen is a centrally located well appointed first floor two bedroom LUXURY apartment with views to the surrounding woods and mountains. It is situated only a few minutes walk from the centre of Aviemore, and the newly developed Aviemore Centre. The apartment is bright and spacious and is an ideal family base for exploring the local area. 

further afield

Pottery House, Loch Ness B&B: No visit to the Highlands Of Scotland would be complete without seeing the famed Loch Ness and Pottery House Loch Ness B&B is the ideal haven from which to enjoy the majesty and mystery of this great natural spectacle. We are a relaxed, friendly bed and breakfast overlooking Loch Ness in the quiet village of Dores, but just 8 miles from Inverness. Pottery House was built for Bed and Breakfast, that's why we are able to offer modern, comfortable rooms with large en-suites at a standard you'd expect in a hotel, whilst maintaining the ambience and personal touch of a traditional B&B.   

Serendipity, Glenmoriston: B&B Accommodation in Dalchreichart Glenmoriston. Central for touring The Isle of Skye & West Highlands and 9 miles from Loch Ness attractions in the east.

Auld Manse Guest House, Perth: Welcome to the Auld Manse Guest House, a traditional Victorian House situated a short walk from Perth city centre. We offer affordable and comfortable accommodation with all rooms having en suite or private facilities. Start your day with a full Scottish breakfast or perhaps you would prefer something a little lighter. Special dietary requirements can be catered for. For those travelling by car, off-street parking is available. Alternatively, unrestricted on-street parking is available close by. 

Places to eat (and drink) in Aviemore

The Old Bridge Inn: The Old Bridge Inn, on the banks of the Spey, and on the road to the ski slopes, offers a roaring log fire and great atmosphere, along with excellent food and a fine selection of cask ales, premium lagers and malt whiskies. It has always been a favourite haunt for those who enjoy the outdoors, while friendly staff and locals always make you welcome (and that includes your dog)! Recently under new management, the decor, menu, bar list and programme of events have been given a shot in the arm. With weekly live music, top quality food and a bar list to satisfy the keenest bar-fly, we're confident you'll love what we've done with the place. In fact if you don't have every bit as good a time as before...and then some...we'll eat our collective hat!

La Taverna Ristorante & Pizzeria & Bar: At La Taverna, you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome, a relaxed atmosphere and a truly continental eating-out experience! La Taverna Ristorante Pizzeria & Bar has operated under the personal supervision of our family for the past 32 years. Located at the hub of the High Range holiday complex, La Taverna offers an authentic, continental atmosphere, enhanced by the delightful alpine-style oil painted illustrations by Ann Vastano, which decorate the wooden beams and pillars throughout. 

International Starters: International Starters Restaurant and Rooms is situated on the main street in Aviemore in a newly refurbished building. This modern and immaculate restaurant hosts one of Aviemore’s newest and most exciting menus, with all our food home-cooked and prepared in our working kitchen. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual with the menu designed to create a fun-filled environment. This makes us ideal for all groups as well as families, providing a children’s menu, and we very much welcome non-residents.

The Rowan Tree: Award winning dining in Cairngorms National Park. As you'd expect, your meal is individually prepared for you by ourselves using only the freshest, principally Scottish, ingredients. Our superb menu offers the very best Scottish dining in the area, with an excellent range of dishes, some based on more traditional fare, others on new & interesting recipes. What is beyond question is that all are very enjoyable.

Other useful sites

The Internet Guide to Scotland: Largely based on Joanne Mackenzie-Winters' personal travels, this online guide contains details on transport, sightseeing, outdoor activities and accommodation throughout Scotland with particular emphasis on the Highlands and Islands (including the Outer Hebrides or Western Isles). Launched in May 1996, this site is now recommended by books including Lonely Planet guidebook for Scotland and 'The Rough Guide to Scotland'. 

Dugs n Pubs: Welcome to DugsnPubs the online dog friendly guide to Edinburgh, Scotland and Beyond. This a totally free service and our aim is for us all to have a happy life with our dogs by working together and sharing information.

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