Travelling to Aviemore Scotland

Aviemore is easily accessable by road (A9 north from Perth, or south from Inverness) and rail (Aviemore Station). The nearest airport is Inverness, which is under 1 hours drive from Aviemore. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are about 2 hours and 30 minutes and 3 hours and 15 minutes drive respectively.

Listed below are recommendations from guests who have stayed with Great North Lodges. Great North Lodges is not in partnership with any of these companies and does not receive any financial gain by mentioning them on our website.

Places to visit, things to do … 


Local Golf Clubs…..

Macdonald Spey Valley Golf Course – Dave Thomas designed Championship course- 01479 812920 – Spey Valley G.C – Significantly reduced green fee, only £55, for Great North Lodges guests, just quote Great North Lodges by phone. Complimentary club hire (subject to availability).
Boat of Garten Golf and Tennis Club  – 01479 831282 Reduced green fee, only £40, for Great North Lodges guests, just quote discount code NorG01 by phone or online.
Kingussie G.C – 01540 661600
Carrbridge G.C – 01479 841623
Grantown on Spey G.C – 01479 872029
Castle Stuart Golf Links – Home of the 2016 Scottish Open – 01463 796111

Cairngorm Golf Pass


  • Highland Fishing
  • Fishing Guide – Rivers Edge:  Angling for all abilities for info please email –
  • Fishing Season is Salmon and Sea Trout – 11 February – 30 September.
    Brown Trout and Char – 15 March – 6 October.
    Pike – No closed Season.
    Fishing permits can be obtained the Post Office and fishing equipment can be hired here – Mortimers of Speyside.

Food & Drink …..


Catering….Fresh, local food (Quality food boxes, oven ready meals or a fully catered private chef experience)

  • Pro Fish Services – Fish Specialists  Myrtlefield Shopping Centre PH22 1RH Aviemore
     01479 810576 – Family run fish shop, providing the freshest local produce including fish, shellfish and crustaceans.
  • Surf and Turf Highland – 07850 599593 or email . A local company delivering fresh meat and seafood to your home, lodge or workplace. All fresh Seafood is landed daily in ports such as Scrabster, Fraserburgh and Peterhead. A wider frozen selection from further offshore is also available. Advanced orders recommended.
  • The Lunchbox Boys –  A new local company who offer tailored catering packages for events, hen parties and more. They also offer fresh, tasty and convenient lunchboxes, snacks and smoothies delivered directly to you, perfect for a day out in the hills or group activities.
  • The Big Cheese Making Company Simple, fast, fresh cheese made by you. Great activity for all.
  • Tim Belton. All private lodge dining requirements catered for by local chef. 07747 821005
  • The Highland Kitchen – Freelance chef, based in the Cairngorms National Park.
  • The Speyside Kitchen – Bespoke catering service and Made to Order oven ready food boxes delivered to your door – 01479 873716
  • Gillys Kitchen – Highland caterer, based in the Cairngorms National Park
  • Elephants in the Pantry – An independant store in Grantown on Spey High Street providing self catering hampers. Delivered to your door or available for collection.
  • Healthy Gifts Market – Unique gifts for healthier & happier life!

Fitness, Beauty Therapy and Yoga…..

Sports & Thai Massage therapy offers a unique massage experience using traditional thai techniques. Providing a variety of massage treatments tailored to suit everyone’s needs. You can enjoy a massage in the comfort of your lodge or pop down to the Aviemore holiday park where I am based. Call 07523 283 483 Email Facebook Nicola Clarkson Sports & Thai Massage Therapy

Fitness at 58 degrees – Based here in the stunning Cairngorms, Fitnessat58degrees offers fitness retreats here and all over the world. They also offer daily guided walks, bootcamps and fun team building activities.
Facebook-@fitnessat58degrees. –  wedding makeup,  and I offer a mobile service which includes Swedish massage, facials, hopi ear candles, manicure and pedicures plus more.

Aviemore Beauty & Alternative therapy centre  – More than just a beauty salon, Aviemore Beauty is an alternative therapy centre too. An extensive range of therapies are on offer, and you can expect the highest standard of treatments from carefully selected local therapists. Two large treatment rooms, with mood lighting and soft relaxing music ensure clients feel completely at ease, allowing body and mind to relax.

The Retreat, Aviemore – The Retreat in Aviemore offers all pampering services from Hair Styling to Sunbeds and for that special event whether its for a Birthday, Hen night , Wedding or just because you have not seen your friends in a while, a Pamper Party from the Retreat is the perfect way to get together and REALLY CHILL OUT.

Cairngorm Beauty Therapy – Cairngorm Beauty Therapy is a brand new luxurious spa and beauty facility in Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. With expert therapists, fresh and relaxing treatment rooms, Cairngorm Beauty Therapy is a sanctuary in the Highlands dedicated to soothing away the stresses of life, rejuvenating and reenergising the body and allow you to indulge your senses.

The Therapy Suite – a luxury spa that has recently opened in Grantown-on Spey. They have a luxury thermal suite which includes a Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Infra-Red Sauna, Experience Shower, and facilities on site. They offer many different Spa treatments to compliment the use of the Thermal Suite, and also many different Beauty Treatments. Within the Spa they use CND Nail Products, Aromatherapy Associates, Jane Iredale Make-up, and PHD waxing. Telephone: 01479 258080

Total Yoga, Highlands   Fancy your own in-lodge massage or bespoke Yoga session? A professional massage service during your stay. Catering for a simple pampering back massage or something deeper to soothe away those tired muscles after your days full of outdoor activities. Easy to book, just get in touch with your requirements



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Dog Friendly Scene – Enjoy Life with your dog! Find great dog friendly places to stay, eat, or visit with your dog.
Strathspey Veterinary Centre – 01479 872252

Local Bike Hire…..

Mikes Bikes, Aviemore.  01479 816 212 / 01479 810 478. For 2018, hiring out a range of mountain, road and electric bikes from our hire shop in the Dalfaber Industrial Estate. We are also offering guided mountain bike trips around the area for all ages and abilities from the hire centre weekly throughout the summer season, prices starting from £35.00. Continue to offer free delivery and collection of rental bikes to Great North Lodges guests (must be booked in advance).

Bothy Bike, Aviemore
Basecamp Bikes

Local Taxi Services/Transport…..

Aviemore Taxis – 01479 811111 – 01479 810118 A family business, have been trusted since 1987 for local runs, airport transfers and tourist trips. We have 9 vehicles, 4 and 8 seaters, and can carry from 1 to 8 passengers in safety and comfort. Inquiries –
Gerry’s Aviemore Taxis – 01479 849072
Weir’s Aviemore – 01479 810141
JGA’s Taxis Aviemore – 01479 811520

Highland Yaks – Adventure Transport and Private Hire, transport and logistics for your adventures – 07704 987325

Car Hire…..
Aviemore Car Rental 01479 811463
Macdonald’s Self Drive, Aviemore 01479 811444
Aviemore Self Drive Car Hire 07964 284150
Highland Defenders – A Land Rover Defender is the perfect hire vehicle for those looking to push the boundaries of exploration throughout the Scottish Highlands. or 07775677717


Tomatin Firewood – 07527 883 – As a small local business we aim to always be able to carry out a delivery time that is convenient to your requirements. We can deliver promptly, on specific dates and times, and aside from our more personalised service, we offer our customers fantastic prices, giving our customers best overall value for money!

Great North Firewood – High quality firewood delivered to you in weatherproof barrow bags that will fit through any garden gate and can be placed at your back door. Free delivery to Aviemore and surrounding areas. Call – 01343 26 00 26 Email –

Useful Telephone Numbers….

NHS 24 – 111

Your Perfect Smile Dental Clinic, Aviemore –  01479 812846, Grantown on Spey Clinic – 01479 872107
Aviemore Health Centre – 01479 810258
Aviemore Dental Clinic – 01479 810301
The Dirty Laundry –  professional laundry service 07931 716089
Post Office, Aviemore – 01479 811056, Boat of Garten – 01479 831527, Grantown on Spey – 01479 872563
Police Scotland – 101

Weather Forecast…..

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