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.
Things to do in Cairngorms
Lecht Ski Centre
The Lecht Ski Centre is aimed at all levels of skier and is ideal for all the family, intermediate and beginner skiers.
Glenshee Skiing and Summer Activities
Glenshee is Scotland's second biggest ski area that is easily accessed beside the Braemar road
Landmark Forest Theme Park
Landmark Forest Theme Park has many fun and educational attractions set in 30 acres of ancient pine forest
Loch Insh Watersports
Loch Insh Watersports is ideally situated as a base for all year round outdoor activities
Corgarff's mid-16th century tower houses are located in the barren wilderness of Strathdon.
The Craigievar Castle iconic tower houses offer extensive views of the Benachie countryside. Explore the beautiful pink castle, which is the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
Craigellachie is one of the suite of Cairngorms National Nature Reserves and lies within Cairngorms National Park.
Balmoral Castle is a large manor house situated halfway between the towns of Braemar and Ballater, on the banks of the River Dee, in the Scottish region of Aberdeenshire, also known as Royal Deeside. The property was purchased by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria's husband, and remains a favorite summer residence of the British Royal Family.
Braemar Castle is near the village of Braemar in Aberdeenshire, a region in the north of Scotland.
Glenmore is a National Nature Reserve managed by Camping in the Forest, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, and includes Glenmore Forest Park.
Mar Lodge Estate
The Mar Lodge estate encompasses over 29,000 hectares of stunning Scottish landscape: heather-covered moors, Caledonian pine forests, towering mountains, and Quoich wetlands, where wading birds and otters live.
Corrie Fee is a glacier-carved corrie at the head of Glen Clova in the Angus Glens, Scotland. It is part of the Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve (NNR), managed by NatureScot, and is part of the Cairngorms National Park. The neighboring slopes of Corrie Sharroch and Craig Rennet are also included in the NNR.