The town of Aviemore is located within the boundaries of the Cairngorms National Park, a large natural area in the north-east of Scotland. The Cairngorms is actually a range of mountains and the area also has many smaller hills and countryside to explore. This is why an Aviemore & The Cairngorms holiday is popular with many keen walkers and mountaineers. What's more, an Aviemore & The Cairngorms holiday rental cottage provides all of the comforts of home with some breathtaking views just outside of the window. An Aviemore & The Cairngorms holiday is the ideal option for those who are looking for an action-packed and challenging experience.
Things to Do on Holiday in Aviemore & The Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands & Islands
An Aviemore & The Cairngorms holiday is perfect for those who love a bit of adventure, a challenge and a variety of outdoor activities. Among the pursuits available in the area to choose from are hiking, mountain biking, rambling, walking, cycling, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and golf. Aviemore itself is also renowned for its winter sports facilities, allowing for winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and sledding. The beautiful scenery that accompanies anyone tackling the Cairngorms or the surrounding area makes it a perfect location for enthusiastic painters and photographers. The abundance of wildlife in the area also makes it a great place for bird watching too.
Places to Visit on Holiday in Aviemore & The Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands & Islands
If you still have some energy left and can leave the comforts of your Aviemore & The Cairngorms holiday rental cottage then there are many places worth visiting. This includes the town of Grantown-on-Spey which is about 20 minutes east of Aviemore. The small town has its own museum which details the history of the Clan Grant which comes from the town, as well as detailing the history of the town itself. Visitors will also love the Revack Estate which has beautiful gardens including an orchid house, a playground and nature trails.
Travellers on an Aviemore & The Cairngorms holiday can expect to experience varied weather all year round. Generally the warmest months of the year to have an Aviemore & The Cairngorms holiday rental cottage are July and August. During these summer months the temperature can reach as high as 18°C during the day. The winter months are the coldest, with December, January and February offering temperatures between 10°C and -5°C, particularly in the Cairngorm area. The average annual rainfall for the area is 25 inches.
Travellers embarking on an Aviemore & The Cairngorms holiday can arrive at Inverness Airport (INV) which is 40 miles away from the area. Operators offering cheap, regular flights include Flybe and easyJet. Passengers can depart from several other UK airports including Bristol (BRS), Luton (LTN), London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX) and Southampton(SOU).