Tourist Attractions in CairngormsCairngorms
The Cairngorms is Britains second largest mountain range. The main focus of the area is the tourist resort of Aviemore, a name synonymous with winter sports. Aviemore is surrounded by towering peaks, lochs, rivers and forests of native Caledonian pine. The ski area, nine miles southeast of Aviemore, remains Scotland's largest ski area. There is a funicular railway that runs all year to the Cairngorm plateau. In the winter its priority is quick ascent for skiers but it slows down in the summer to allow sightseers to savour the rare environment of the plateau from the glass sided carriages.
Private House Stays recommends the following tourist actractions located within the Cairngorm National Park: There are Scotland's three main ski area, Glenshee, Cairngorm mountain and Lecht; an area of significant heritage sites on the Mar Lodge estate, the Cairngorm Sleddog Adventure Centre and the Cairngorm reindeer centre around Aviemore; Loch Insh watersports (a lovely place to hire a boat for sailing); The Landmark Forest Theme Park and 2 Museums, one at Tomintoul and the other being the Highland Heritage Centre at Braemar.
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