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.
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.
Skye Serpentarium (Broadford): The Skye Serpentarium was opened in 1991 by Catherine and Alex Shearer as an exhibition and educational centre, over the years we have gradually become a refuge for unwanted and illegally imported reptiles.
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.
Cairngorm Guest House: When visiting Aviemore and looking for Bed and Breakfast accommodation, look no further for that Highland Hospitality and friendly welcome here at Cairngorm Guest House. Our very comfortable and welcoming 12 bedroomed Victorian guest house is ideally situated in Aviemore, in the Cairngorm National Park, a perfect base to explore the Scottish Highlands or to enjoy the abundance of outdoor pursuits which the immediate area has to offer. Alternatively, simply relax and enjoy the scenery.
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 stylish Lodge Hotel / Motel commands a splendid view of the ancient Caledonian Forests of Rothiemurchus, the Lairig Ghru pass and the magnificent peaks of the Cairngorm Mountains. This impressive 20 bedroom motel building contains a selection of outstanding rooms, including double, twin, family and superior. We also offer a spacious VisitScotland Grade 1 standard rated room which sleeps two, to include a guest with physical limitations and/or mobility difficulties.
Ravenscraig Guest House: Ravenscraig has 14 bedrooms providing 4 star bed and breakfast accommodation in Aviemore. Activities to enjoy in this beautiful and unique region of Scotland include fishing, golfing, skiing, walking, hill climbing, bird watching, touring, Highland gatherings and much more.
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.
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.
Pottery House, Loch Ness B&B: Our tranquil village location in Dores has unrivalled access to the Loch Ness waters edge. With Dores beach giving some of the most iconic, magnificent views down Loch Ness and the Dores Inn, one of the highest rated restaurants in the Inverness area all just a 5 minute walk away. And yet Inverness city centre is just 10 minutes drive away. Our beautiful rooms are finished to an exceptional standard with everything you'll need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. Far superior to many hotels, with those added personal touches that you only find in a B&B. King size beds, cool, quality cotton linen and sumptuous feather duvets all ready for you to snuggle into.
Serendipity, Glenmoriston: Our home offers spacious and comfortable modern bed and breakfast accommodation, presented to a very high standard in an ideal Highland setting with a friendly welcome and relaxing homely atmosphere. The house occupies a substantial position close to the River Moriston with spectacular uninterupted views to the surrounding Glenmoriston mountains and forest. Serendipity is located in the picturesque rural hamlet of Dalchreichart, Glenmoriston in the rugged North West Scottish Highlands, approximately halfway between the Highland capital of Inverness to the east and the beautiful Isle of Skye to the west and just nine miles from the southern end of historic Loch Ness.
Old Pine Yurt, Tomintoul: The Old Pine Yurt is situated in a secluded hillside location where only birdsong and the distant tumbling river disturb the peace. The spacious room, woodburning stove and cosy bedding make this a camping experience like no other.
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 from 1977. 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.
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.
The Winking Owl: The Winking Owl is now owned and managed by the Cairngorm Brewery which has been making award winning beers in Aviemore since 2001. Ryan and his team look forward to giving you a warm welcome. Our menu has something for everyone, from nibbles and scrumptious day time mugs to a mouthwatering main meal menu and lots of yummy puds! We offer delicious veggie meals and gluten-free and dairy free options; we also have a kids’ menu and provide full food allergen information.
Other useful sites
Cairngorms National Park: This very special place offers wonderful opportunities to explore quiet glens, visit historic sites, watch the most amazing wildlife and be as active – or as relaxed – as you could possibly want to be. Nowhere else in Britain has the range of landscapes all in one place that we have and it’s a big place; so there’s plenty of opportunity to find that place that is special for you. There are wonderful places to stay and eat and so much you can do and see here
Visit Cairngorms: Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. The Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the UK and is one of the country's most special and cared for landscapes with a wide variety of traditional and unique villages and communities.
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 Welcome: DugsWelcome.com is an online dog friendly guide to Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK and beyond brought to you by the Dugs n’ Pubs team. Find information and listings for Dog Friendly Pubs, Cafes, Shops, Beaches, Walks and Days Out in Scotland, England, Wales & Northern Ireland.