Location Map - Ravenscraig Guest House
Aviemore has become Britain's premier ski resort, benefiting from the semi-permanent snow covering on the nearby mountains and the town's importance as a mountain resort has led to the development of a number of facilities which one might not expect from a town of its size: a wide range of accommodation, a supermarket, countless shops selling skiing and walking related merchandise, a swimming pool, cinema and so on. A nearby funicular, the Cairn Gorm Mountain Railway, will take skiers and sightseers to within a short distance of the summit of Cairn Gorm mountain (4082 feet). Mountain biking is also a popular sport in the area due to the hundreds of kilometres of off-road and forest tracks in the area. Spring is an important time for birdwatchers who are drawn to the numerous RSPB reserves and areas where some very rare birds can be spotted. Walkers love the area too: from low level strolls around the scenic lochs to more strenuous adventures into the wilderness of the Cairngorm Montain range. Two important walking routes, to Braemar through the Lairig Ghru Pass and the Speyside Way (a 65 mile path to the coast at Buckie), provide challenges for even experienced walkers, whilst some of Britain's clearest waters provide a draw for anglers. All in all, Aviemore is Scotland's mountain resort par excellence.