Aviemore lies at the heart of the Strathspey and Badenoch area and is now regarded as Scotland's top outdoor leisure & activity location.
With the Cairngorms as a magnificent backdrop, the area has something for every visitor, including the Highlands only Steam Railway.
There are excellent views of the Cairngorms from Aviemore, especially from the footbridge at the railway station
Aviemore originally developed as a small village after the opening of the Inverness & Perth Junction Railway in 1863.
The development of the Aviemore Centre in the 1960s put Aviemore on the map as a year round tourist destination, with purpose built leisure facilities.
By the early 1970s, over a million visitors were visiting Aviemore annually, mainly because of the Centre and the other tourist developments.
Much of the original centre was demolished in the 1990s and today Aviemore is currently experiencing further growth with new Accommodation, Retail and Fuel Station providing more choice for visitors.
However, it's the lochs, ancient forests, mountain trails, ski slopes and the abundance of wildlife in the Spey Valley that visitors want to view and explore.
This map will assist you plan your visit to the Spey Valley and no visit to this area is complete without traveling through it onboard a Strathspey Railway steam train.