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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Gastropub
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“Delicious food, lots of different beers and gins and they allow dogs. In the summer months, grab a table outside and enjoy the sun-shine, another family favourite with us.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Simply Awesome, there will likely be a wait for a table but it's well worth it!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The buffet meals are lovely, kids and adults love this place, make sure you book a table in advance as it gets really busy... you'll see why”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The "Cairn" is a family favourite with us, no nonsense pub food and is always busy, don't worry if it looks too packed though, go to reception and they will give you a buzzer so you can go get a drink in the bar while you wait for your table. Friendly staff and great atmosphere, there is often live music, look for the board in the bar and it will tell you whats on each night. Also through the summer months in the evening, Spud the piper plays outside for a while.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“Cairngorm Brewery Company is a craft brewery established in 2001, situated in the village of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. They currently have a 20 barrel Brewhouse, capable of producing 6500 litres of the finest ale each day. With a full range of permanent and seasonal cask beers to suit all tastes, many of them available throughout the year in 500ml and 330ml bottles. You can go just to buy the beers, but we definitely recommend booking onto the tour, fascinating and very generous sampling hic!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great Public bar and Great restaurant busy always but they have a very easy booking system - you will generally always be served by very friendly and efficient staff ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
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“The food and service here are cracking, pop into dalfaber Industrial Estate, drive to the end and the cafe is within the Highland Home Centre. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Spa
“The MacDonald Resort in Aviemore has a few things to offer including: Cinema Soft Play Leisure Pool (quite expensive but the flumes and wave machine are great fun. Also has a steam room and sauna for the grown ups) Shopping Spa and Beauty Gym”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 5 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“you will also find a Lidl, Tesco metro and Marks and Spencer food all in Aviemore.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Every tried canyoning or have a go on the zip wire, 2km of zip wires let you take in the amazing scenery from the treetops. Or go white water rafting. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A great location for hill walking, cycling, canoeing and fun outdoor play areas. Great pubs, shops and restaurants too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Actually a takeaway mainly nowadays, but there are still seats to sit annd eat your food at. Nicely decorated place with the same great food time and time again. Easy parking.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“you can enjoy a day in a vintage Bentley with local driver ? guide to enjoy a day touring whisky distilleries. Castles , Lochs and coasts ”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Championship heathland Golf Course situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Dave Thomas designed 18 hole course, there is also an adjacent 9 hole course for a fun round at the nearby Spey Valley Country Club”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Great for all things bikes...… PLEASE NOTE MIKES BIKES IS IN THE CENTRE OF AVIEMORE BELOW BOOTS THE CHEMIST NOT AT ROTHIEMURCHUS”
  • 3 locals recommend