Visit Aviemore and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Aviemore, Highland, on the Perth—Inverness road, is one of the key points in the winter-sports trade of the Cairngorms. Originally not much more than an inn on the old Wade military road, a village developed here with the opening of the railway line to Inverness in the mid-l9th century, and Aviemore gradually became a pleasant, quiet holiday resort with excellent hotels, which provided a main source of local employment. Social changes after the Second World War hit Aviemore hard, then in 1965 Lord Fraser of Allander (better known as plain Hugh Fraser) conceived the idea of creating the Aviemore Centre. He did not live to see the opening, but his son, Sir Hugh Fraser, was an equally enthusiastic member of the board. The Scottish breweries, Trust Houses, and other interests took a part in developing this multi-million-pound complex, which has several hotels, a chalet motel, innumerable restaurants, its own theatre and cinema, and every possible provision for indoor and outdoor sport and recreation.
Loch-an-Eilean, 3½ miles to the South across the river, is one of the popular touring and picnic destinations from the village. Here, on the small island from which the loch takes its name, can be seen the remains of a medieval tower stronghold of the Wolf of Badenoch. The island was notable in the 19th century as the last nesting place of the osprey in Scotland. Loch Garten, where the osprey has again taken up again, is also within easy reach of Aviemore.
Nearby cities: Inverness
Nearby towns: Ballater, Grantown-on-Spey, Kingussie, Pitlochry
Nearby villages: Boat of Garten, Nethy Bridge, Newtonmore
Have you decided to visit Aviemore or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Aviemore bed and breakfast (a Aviemore B&B or Aviemore b and b)
- a Aviemore guesthouse
- a Aviemore hotel (or motel)
- a Aviemore self-catering establishment, or
- other Aviemore accommodation