This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Aviemore. To help you make friends with Aviemore before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nestled within the gorgeous Cairngorms National Park in Scotland is the beautiful village of Aviemore, Scotland, a place of immaculate beauty.
Aviemore plays hosts to some of Scotland’s most scenic beauty. From here, you can discover the Cairngorms -- a mountain range with five of the UK’s six highest mountains. You can also check out Loch an Eilein, which provides a way to be at one with nature. Experience more breathtaking nature at Rothiemurchus, Loch Morlich, Glenmore Forest Park, and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve.
One way to get up close and personal with Scotland’s wildlife is to visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd. There is a daily guided hill walk that involves visiting the reindeers, which are Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer.
Adventure sports enthusiasts will also find much to door in Aviemore. In winter, you can go skiing or snowboarding. There are also many other adrenaline-pumping activities to engage in at other times of the year. For example, there’s the Zip Trek Park Aviemore or you can go canoeing, kayaking, or river rafting. You can also choose to go hiking or embark on a quad bike tour.
Alternatively, you can set off on a bird-watching safari or squeeze in a round of golf. You will not be short of activities to keep you entertained in Aviemore, Scotland.
There are several Aviemore, Scotland hostels available to book if you’re hoping to explore this Scottish gem. Several Aviemore, Scotland hostels are located within five minutes’ walking distance of Aviemore Train Station. These hostels in Aviemore, Scotland are a good base to get to any of the village’s facilities. There are more Aviemore, Scotland hostels located within Cairngorms National Park itself.
In addition, there are many more hostels located Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, which are all only a few hours away. So if you wanted to stay in a bigger city and make Aviemore a day trip or a stopover while on a road trip, these other cities’ hostels are possible options.
Written by local enthusiast for Aviemore hostelsErin