Well why not?
Aviemore is a popular holiday destination with beautiful scenery. It is a year-round destination with lots going on throughout the year. Whether you are into skiing, climbing, hiking, or biking there is plenty to keep you active in Aviemore. If you prefer golf, swimming, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting, zip lining, tree trekking or maybe just eating and drinking then there’s something for you too. In the heart of the Cairngorms National Park Aviemore is ideal for visitors of all ages and each season is as beautiful as the next, come and see for yourself.
We have been holidaying in Aviemore for many years and yes of course we have our favourite spots like the Green Loch and The Old Bridge Inn, but we find something new every time we come so we have lots more exploring to do.
Aviemore hosts the biggest race in the British Sled Dog Racing Calendar
An annual event on the second last weekend in January, the annual sled dog race is a tremendous sight. The arrival of over 1000 huskies and their owners for the weekend creates a buzz whatever the weather. Racing on snow where conditions allow or on three-wheeled rigs, the races are exciting to watch and a great spectacle for all the family. 2020 was the 37th anniversary of the event which will return again in January 2021.
Tubing on Cairngorm Moutain
A new addition to the mountain sports available at Cairngorm, tubing in definitely worth a try and so much fun! The 70 metre, high-speed Slide features two parabolic turns and you’ll speed down the slide on sit-down snow-tubes.
Winter Sports on Cairngorm Mountain
Seasoned skier, or just a beginner…….or perhaps you want to try snowboarding? Cairngorm mountain has slopes to suit all ability levels and is a fun way to enjoy the snow. Lessons are available if you need hem and a hot drink or food from the Cas Bar is always a nice way to finish an active session.
River Walk just 5 minutes from Linmore
What a beautiful walk by the River Spey, ideal for four legged friends and very atmospheric on a misty autumn morning……..our dogs love this walk which is just a few minutes walk from Linmore and close to the Spey Valley Championship Golf Course.
Family Day out at Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Landmark is just 10 minutes drive from Linmore and is a great way to spend the day with children. Always lots of fun activities and new for 2019, Dinosaur Kingdom.
Lunch, afternoon tea or evening meal? All available on Strathspey Railway
Platform 3 on Aviemore Station is where all timetabled services of the Strathspey Railway depart from. Aviemore is located in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains and is the perfect location for those who enjoy the outdoors and spectacular views. The train takes you past heather-clad moors and woodland travelling parallel with the Speyside way. Five miles further along the line the train stops at Boat of Garten.
Visit the Cairngorm Brewery
Cairngorm Brewery Company is a craft brewery established in 2001, situated in the village of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland and less than 10 minutes walk from Linmore. Why not visit the brewery to see how their beers are made, and shop for your favourites on site. As a working brewery, spaces are limited – please book by calling on 01479 813303 or email email@example.com
Highland Holiday Destination
- See jaw-dropping Highland scenery and Scottish wildlife in the majestic Cairngorms National Park.
- Walk in the Craigellachie National Nature Reserve to see butterflies and dragonflies in the summer months and sweeping snow-capped vistas in winter.
- Tour the Cairngorm Brewery to see how their ales are made and sample a pint.
- Enjoy a magical steam train journey from Aviemore to Broomhill and back again.
- Ski, snowboard or mountain bike on CairnGorm Mountain.
Strathspey Steam Railway
Aviemore Train Station is a short walk from Linmore and is the ideal point to start your journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway which travels Aviemore-Boat of Garden-Broomhill. Brought back to life in 1978 by a dedicated group of volunteers, this ten mile restored section of the original Highland Railway Line enables you to travel back in time to an era when steam whistles blew , carriage doors slammed shut and there was a familiar click-clack, rhythm of the rails, as the train travels along the track. Book a ticket by following the link below.
Spey Valley Golf Course
This championship golf course is just five minutes from Linmore, with fabulous views of the Cairngorms. They have special offers for groups and society packages starting from just £50.
Quad Bike Tours
Available for those aged 12 years and over, and led by fully trained professional guides, Quad Bike Treks Aviemore provide another exciting way to spend some time in Aviemore. Based at Rothiemurchus, just off Cairngorm Ski Road, Aviemore, a gateway to several thousand acres of forest and open moorland.
Badenoch & Strathspey Ramblers
Local ramblers can take advantage of the wide variety of landscapes and terrain in the Aviemore area. Check out their programme to see the walks they have planned over the next few months.
Guided Walking Tours in the Cairngorms
For beginners and seasoned walkers alike, a guided walking tour is a great way to get to know the Cairngorms and a perfect way to spend the day during your visit to Aviemore. Call 01479 861261 to find out more about tours offered between May and October.
Beach & Watersports at Loch Morlich
Loch Morlich is truly picturesque and a must-visit if you are spending time in Aviemore. It is surrounded by forests and fringed by beaches, with the stunning backdrop of the often snow-clad peaks of the northern Cairngorms. Have a walk, pic-nic or relax on the beach when weather conditions allow, or why not do something a little more energetic and hire a canoe, a kayak or take some sailing or paddleboard lessons
The Highland Wildlife Park
Just 7 miles from Aviemore, the Highland Wildlife Park is a great day out for all the family. Why not visit while you are here to see the Polar Bear, Tiger, Wild Cat and more? Or book a photograph session to get some amazing pictures of these wonderful animals.
The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd.
The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer found in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. These tame and friendly animals are a joy to all who come and see them. Reindeer are not just for Christmas!
There are currently around 150 reindeer in the herd, mostly ranging on the Cairngorm Mountains with the remainder on the Glenlivet Estate, the locations being some 30 miles apart.
Zip wire in the Alvie estate…..a must-do adventure while you are in Aviemore, it’s amazing.
Strathspey Steam Railway – Travel 10 miles from Aviemore to Broomhill
Step back in time to a bygone era of the steam locomotive. Enjoy a ride on this magnificent steam engine and take in the beautiful scenery along the way. With views of the River Spey and the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains this is certainly a trip to remember. Aviemore railway station is a short 15 minutes walk from Linmore so put it on your to-do list when you come to stay.
The Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon
The Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon (the ‘CAT’) is a challenging, exciting event and a popular and well-established feature of the annual adventure event calendar. It attracts a healthy mixture of talented triathletes right through to those who have never sat in a canoe before and want to challenge themselves to something different, resulting without fail in an entertaining and fun day for all. Could you take part in CAT 2019?
You can register by following this link. And if you need accommodation for the weekend then Linmore if an ideal base. https://aviemoreholidayhome.org/availability/
“THUNDER” ……… DESCRIBED AS THE BEST CHAPTER RUN HOG RALLY IN EUROPE.
This flagship rally is run by the Dunedin HOG Chapter in partnership with their sponsored dealership, Edinburgh Harley Davidson.
The rally attracts visitors from around the world to experience rides through some of the most breath taking scenery in Scotland.
With an extensive Traders village, headline bands plus local entertainment, it’s a packed weekend not to be missed.
Although it’s a Harley Owners Group organised rally, all bikes are welcome, for registration details please visit www.titg.co.uk
To view the main ride out click on the video link and if you would like to register for 2019, visit www.titg.co.uk