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Top things to do in Aviemore and the Cairngorms

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Highland Folk Museum (Newtonmore)
Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Parks; Museums
Owner description: Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning museum. Experience life portrayed from the early... more » Owner description: Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning museum. Experience life portrayed from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s. Find the difference between a “cruck” and a “croman”, smell the “reek” of a peat fire, relive early school days and life on the farm, or just enjoy a “blether” and reminisce with our friendly staff. Extensive play area, shops, café, and picnic sites throughout grounds. A great family day out for all ages. Free admissionOpen Easter to end of October – 3 to 6 hour visit recommended « less
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Loch an Eilein (Aviemore)
Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Owner description: Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus, this beautiful place is one of the most loved in the UK. Loch an Eilein (loch of the... more » Owner description: Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus, this beautiful place is one of the most loved in the UK. Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with its 13th century island castle, was voted Britain's Best Picnic Spot as part of the celebrations to highlight the 10th anniversary of Warburtons National Bread Week which took place in May 2010 - a big thank you to everyone who voted. Step back in time and retrace the steps of the Highland cattle raiders as you enjoy views of the dramatic and mysterious Highland castle and enjoy the exceptional wildlife of the forest including Red Squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. You can enjoy some of the best low level walking in Scotland. Sheltered by ancient pine trees with views of the mountains, the path round the loch is suitable for motorised wheel chairs, off road buggies and is part of the 50km Rothiemurchus way marked network of paths. « less
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Speyside Wildlife (Aviemore)
Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully inclusive,... more » Owner description: Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully inclusive, fully guided, bird, whale and mammal watching holidays, in Scotland and around the world, for enthusiasts of every ability, plus tailor-made wildlife watching tours of any length to suit your requirements. Visit our evening mammal watching hides in the Cairngorms National Park for close up and personal views of Pine Marten, Badgers and more! « less
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Visit Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural environment. Follow your guide as they lead you up to the... more » Owner description: Visit Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural environment. Follow your guide as they lead you up to the reindeer's mountain enclosure. Once there, your guide will tell you all about the reindeer and you can walk amongst them, stroking them and feeding them by hand.Don't fancy the hill trip? For those less able, from Easter to New Year, we have a small group of reindeer in the paddock at the Centre itself. For younger visitors, there is a quiz, you can make your own badge, or make an antler headband. « less
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$207* and up
Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
The U.K.'s largest national park.
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
RSPB Osprey and Nature Reserve on Loch Garten near Aviemore, Scotland.
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive... more » Owner description: 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. With everything from Scottish wildcats to polar bears don't miss the Highlands' wildest day out! « less
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Anagach Woods (Grantown-on-Spey)
Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Forests; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Scenic Railroads; Tours; Landmarks
Owner description: Steam through the stunning Scottish Highlands in style.Our steam engines take you on a very special trip through the... more » Owner description: Steam through the stunning Scottish Highlands in style.Our steam engines take you on a very special trip through the Cairngorms National Park as you travel between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill.Why not make your trip extra special with one of our dining on board options: Light Lunch offers soup, sandwiches, tea and coffee; Afternoon Tea has some sandwiches, scones with jam and cream followed by some delicious cakes; or enjoy a full three course Sunday Lunch or Dinner. Why not upgrade to First Class to enjoy a meal in one of our compartments, finely decorated in it's own tartan, with vintage British Rail mirrors and luggage racks inside.Split your trip up with a visit to Boat of Garten to explore some fantastic walk trails or bring your bike on board to explore the great cycle routes in the area. See if you can beat the train back from Broomhill on your bike!We are also taking part in the Great Railway Treasure Hunt 2013, so there's plenty for the kids to do on the trip! « less
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Trams; Mountains; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors

The area between Aveimore and Cairngorm mountain base, incorporating the forrests and lochs of Rothiemurchus and Glenmore estates is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK... more »

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Ruthven Barracks (Newtonmore)
Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
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Aviemore Ospreys (Aviemore)
Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Fully guided wildlife photography in the Cairngorm National Park
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Museums
Owner description: Clan Macpherson House and Museum displays historical items from Clan Macpherson and Scottish history. Open April 1-October... more » Owner description: Clan Macpherson House and Museum displays historical items from Clan Macpherson and Scottish history. Open April 1-October 31. « less
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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Grantown Museum (Grantown-on-Spey)
Ranked #16 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Museums
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Revack Estate (Grantown-on-Spey)
Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Ranked #18 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Adventure Activities Aviemore
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Ranked #19 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Category: Forests; Outdoors
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The Iona Gallery (Kingussie)
Ranked #20 of 20 attractions in Aviemore and the Cairngorms
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