From tiny village to adventure magnet

The area we now call Aviemore has been settled by people for many many years. Hidden in a residential part of town is a stone circle thought to be four and a half thousand years old! With that said, it could be argued that Aviemore was rather small and unimportant, slowly growing in size until 1898. It was then put on the map when it became a railway junction and the village began to grow. The Highland Railway not only brought new housing, infrastructure and construction but opened up the Cairngorms to curious adventurous tourists.

A long while later, the next big changes came as Cairngorm ski resort opened its first chairlift. As the numbers of people attracted to the allure of the Cairngorms pistes grew, so to did the population of Aviemore. The size of town centre also grew, most of which was redeveloped and expanded as the ski tourism industry increased.

In 2003 Cairngorm National Park was officially opened. The park is home to a quarter of the UKs rare and endangered species and while promoting the natural wonders here, is crucial in protecting and conserving them.

Aviemore is now a year-round destination where people from Scotland and beyond come to experience the Cairngorms and all the excitement they have to offer. With a focus on outdoor adventure and family-fun for many years, Aviemore is now expanding to attract foodies, shoppers, nature lovers and honeymooners!

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