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Make a holiday cottage in Aviemore your home away from home

Located in the Cairngorms National Park in northeast Scotland, Aviemore is a popular holiday and resort town that attracts outdoor adventurers and enthusiasts from around the world. The town offers everything visitors need for an enjoyable stay and HomeAway has a wonderful selection of Aviemore holiday cottages to choose from. The beauty and wilderness of Cairngorms National Park is what draws most visitors to Aviemore. The park is home to ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and tranquil lochs that are all worth exploring. There are also several major historic sites and other places of cultural interest which make Aviemore a very well-rounded holiday destination. Holiday accommodation is usually spacious enough to accommodate large families, having between 2 and 4 bedrooms. Most holiday cottages in Aviemore also come with added amenities like internet access and cable/satellite television.

Things to do

-Winter sports: Skiing is a popular activity in the Cairngorms from December to April each year. There is a skiing area just 9 miles from Aviemore, which offers 30 km of ski runs serviced by 11 ski lifts. There are a variety of runs to suit everyone from beginners to advanced skiers, and on-site equipment rental and lessons are available to those who require them. Outside of the ski season, the Cairngorms provide excellent walking, hiking, and mountain biking. Guided tours are available throughout the year.

-Historical attractions: Balmoral Castle is a bit of a drive from Aviemore holiday cottages, but well worth the trip. The castle is the Scottish holiday home of the royal family, who generally visit from August to October each year. The grounds and gardens are open to visitors in the winter, late spring, and summer. The castle is situated on the banks of the River Dee and beyond its manicured gardens is surrounded by beautiful and rugged landscapes.

-Cultural attractions: The Malt Whisky Trail is completely unique to Scotland and features some of the nation’s most famous distilleries. Those staying in a Aviemore holiday home are less than an hour’s drive from the popular route. Glenlivet, the first licensed distillery in the Scottish Highlands, is the closest distillery to Aviemore. From there, it’s an easy drive to the ever-popular Glenfiddich distillery and the eye-opening Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery. The Whisky Trail provides some insight into one of Scotland’s most famous exports and is a must for any fan of single malt whisky.

-Sightseeing: The Cairngorm Mountain Railway begins just a few miles outside of Aviemore and scales the Cairngorms. Stretching over a mile, it was opened in 2001 and is the UK’s only funicular railway. It is not only the easiest and most convenient way to ascend the mountain, but also offer fabulous views of the surrounding national park.

-Natural attractions: Loch an Eilen was recently voted the top picnic spot in Britain and has won praise from tourism experts and naturalists alike. Located in scenic Rothiemurchus, it is a 30-minute walk from holiday cottages in Aviemore and is not to be missed. Loch an Eilen is most famous for its romantic island castle, which appears to float in the water. Along with picnicking, visitors can partake in any number of activities including mountain biking, pony riding, wildlife watching, and wildlife photography.

Weather in Aviemore

The weather in Aviemore varies quite a bit from season to season. Without a doubt the best time to visit is from April to October. High temperatures in July and August can approach 20°C, which is ideal for leisure walking and enjoying the outdoors. Spring in Aviemore is chilly, but relatively dry. However, temperatures can dip below freezing in the autumn and winter, when heavy rain is also prevalent.

Travel to Aviemore

To reach Aviemore, most visitors will have to first drive, take the train, or fly to Inverness. From Inverness, Aviemore is a 40-minute drive or train ride away. Car hire is available from the Highlands and Islands Airport (near Inverness) as well as central Inverness. Trains depart regularly from Inverness to Aviemore every two hours.

    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 10
    Bungalow #8139587
    3
    Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (21 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 8
      Villa #6516884
      21
      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (12 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Bungalow #433453
        12
        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (16 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          House #8116099
          16
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            Bungalow #1840095
            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.3/5
              (9 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #1664426
              9
              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Chalet #6909704
                3
                Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #8049030
                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 8
                    #8051617
                    3
                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (13 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Bungalow #1878062
                      13
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        House #6853027
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                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #6892322
                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1966411
                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #6099169
                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (58 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cabin #1780861
                                58
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 9
                                  House #6556717
                                  2
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Bungalow #430791
                                    2
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #8197261
                                      3
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • Separate Toilets
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #6906078
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #8231962
                                          1
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (5 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            House #58780
                                            5
                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Cottage #1969754
                                              1
                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #2328057
                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #1763214
                                                  41
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Hotel #1774249
                                                    24
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (22 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #1780862
                                                      22
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #1866663
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Cottage #6484030
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #6772202
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Cottage #6882704
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                #8067221
                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Cottage #1866823
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    House #8178918
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Apartment #8197262
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #4537346
                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cabin #6081954
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #1867420
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #6910657
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #6854519
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #6959510
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Cottage #6823380
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6888967
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1867270
                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1866582
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #1867301
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #8208442
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #1862488
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #1931995
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #1866561
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #1866606
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Delightful country home for a family reunion

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family reunion to retrace our heritage was based here. A spacious home, tastefully and comfortably furnished, provided us all with a convenient home from home for our stay. We particularly enjoyed the kitchen, with its amazing job and oven and many family meals were shared around the large table! We made use of the outdoor griller to prepare a delicious piece of salmon. Isabelle was helpful warm and friendly. We loved staying here and enjoyed the easy access to cycle tracks and walking paths, as well as to the nearby distilleries on the Whisky Trail . Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Third time there and will be going back

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Love this apartment and lots to do in Aviemore. I have been three times to this apartment and hope to go again next year
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017