Aviemore and Cairngorms National Park

Hop on the train to Aviemore and you’ll soon find yourself in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, a holiday hotspot for skiers, walkers, wildlife watchers and families alike.

Garin Gorm Mountain
Take the funicular railway to the Top Station, just 400 m from the summit of Cairn Gorm mountain. Stop for a bite to eat at 1097 Restaurant, named for its 1,097-metre altitude, or join a guided walk to the mountain peak for breathtaking views of unspoiled Highland scenery.
The mountains welcome thousands of keen skiers and snowboarders from all over in winter, making it the most popular snowsports destination in Scotland. Brush up on your skills with a lesson from the Ski and Snowboard School, or simply grab your gear and take in phenomenal views as you speed down the slopes.
Look out for deer, squirrels and golden eagles around the parks, or visit the Highland Wildlife Park to meet polar bears, bison, Arctic foxes and many more exotic creatures. Kids will also love Landmark Forest Adventure Park, which boasts water flumes

Passes covering Aviemore and Cairngorms: BritRail PassBritRail Freedom of Scotland Pass and BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass