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The Weather in Aviemore
Above are the weather conditions for Aviemore. July is the warmest month of the year in Aviemore, with temperatures reaching an average daily maximum of 19°. January is the coolest month, with the average minimum temperature falling to 0°. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is February.
Feel at home in the Scottish Highlands with Aviemore lodges and log cabins
Welcome to Aviemore, a picturesque town situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Here in this popular holiday destination you can enjoy a range of exciting activities, including hiking, biking and climbing in the summer and winter sports between November and February.
The town itself also has some fantastic offerings, including great restaurants and cosy pubs. Choose from Aviemore's traditional lodges, cosy log cabins or comfortable cottages and discover this wonderful destination with your own peaceful holiday letting as a base.
How to get to Aviemore
There are a number of ways to get to Aviemore. If you are arriving by air, the nearest airport is Inverness International Airport. From the airport you can take public transport to your Aviemore holiday letting. Just take the bus from the airport to Inverness, and from there take the train to Edinburgh, which will pass through Aviemore. There are also train and bus routes to plenty of other cities in the United Kingdom, so getting there shouldn't be a problem.
You could also take a taxi or coach from the airport, or go by car, which will also give you more flexibility during your stay in your Aviemore holiday letting. If you are driving, Aviemore is situated just off the A9 motorway, which passes from the north to the south of Scotland.
What to eat in Aviemore
Enjoy traditional or modern Scottish cuisine in one of Aviemore's lovely restaurants and cafés. After all your outdoor pursuits, you can indulge in some of the region’s traditional dishes, which are loaded with hearty ingredients including rich meats and game, fresh vegetables, and delicious fish. The Winking Owl is one of the area's best restaurants, serving up classic Scottish fare and offering gorgeous mountain views.
If you're looking for more variety, Aviemore doesn't disappoint, with a range of international restaurants serving delicious food. And of course, booking your own self-catering Aviemore holiday letting means you also have the option to pick up some fresh local ingredients and whip up a delicious meal at home.
Aviemore's top sights
Aviemore is the best starting point to explore the scenic Cairngorms National Park and enjoy the beautiful nature of the Highlands. Renting one of the area's traditional lodges or log cabins will allow you to discover some amazing locations, including the fantastic Cairngorms mountain range, which includes five of the six highest mountains in the country. This region is famed for its picturesque beauty and rewards exploration. Hiking and mountain biking are great ways to see the area, or you can take the Cairngorm Mountain Railway, the highest railway in Britain.
In winter, you can do a spot of skiing or snowboarding, or simply enjoy the stunning views of the snowcapped mountains. Visit some of Scotland’s famed Lochs, including the beautiful Loch Morlich and Loch an Eilein. Here, you will also find a ruined 15th-century castle, located on an island in the middle of the loch.
To get up close and personal with the wildlife of the mountains and tundra, the Highland Wildlife Park is the place to be. Here you can see a variety of animal species, including polar bears and wolves.
Traditional pubs in Aviemore
Aviemore is the perfect place to spend the day outside, but there are also great things to do when the sun sets. Head to some of the town’s welcoming pubs for a local ale or unbeatable Scottish whiskey, and enjoy some live music. A great spot is the Old Bridge Inn, located on the banks of the River Spey.
If you'd like to learn more about Scotland's traditional drinking culture, visit the popular Cairngorm Brewery. Here, you can sample craft ales, learn about the brewing process on a fun tour, and take home some mementos.
After long days spent exploring you may also just want to kick back and relax. Booking your own Aviemore holiday letting means that you and your fellow travellers can relax and prepare for the next day's action.
Discover Aviemore's lakes and mountains
Loch an Eilein
Resembling a glassy sheet of water, the loch reflects the surrounding Rothiemurchus Forest. A short hike will earn you views of a 13th-century castle on the island which gives the loch its name.
This scenic Highland freshwater loch lies nestled amid pine trees. While here, visit the Osprey Centre and try to spot the eponymous large birds of prey in their natural habitats.
Take the funicular up Cairngorm Mountain and take in views that reach as far as Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain. In the winter, this is the ideal spot for skiing or snowboarding.
Located inside the Cairngorms National Park, Glenmore Forest is home to the Scottish crossbill, crested tit and red deer.
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