Tour The Cairngorms Scotland
Invernesshire, Aviemore, Aviemore PH22 1QN, Scotland. The leading resort hotel in the Highlands,
set in a 65 acre woodland estate in the heart of the Cairngorm
National Park. The Cairngorm Conference and banqueting suite
holds 800 guests, making it one of Scotlands premier venues
for corporate events. The facilities at Hilton Coylumbridge
are exceptional for the entire family, with 2 indoor swimming
pools, sauna, solarium, tennis courts, and an outdoor adventure
play area. The onsite 'Fun House' is packed with activities
for everyone including Mini Golf, 10-pin Bowlingo, a soft
play area and a creche. The hotel also offers nightly entertainment. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Cairngorm Hotel, Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
across Inverness-shire, Banff and Aberdeen, east to west and
bounded by the Dee and upper Spey valleys, the Cairngorms comprise
part of the largest high mountain area in the British Isles.
The location is one of great natural beauty which of late has
become one of
the nation’s premier vacation playgrounds, based on the
famous Aviemore Centre. The mountains rise up to great peaks
such as Ben Macdhui (4.296 feet), Braeriach (4,248 feet), Cairntoul
(4,241 feet) and Cairn Gorm
itself (4,084 feet).
situation across the north-east bulge of Scotland is one of
comparative isolation, for it is served by few roads and still
fewer passes. The result is in an area unique for its unspoilt
qualities with lochs, forests, mountains and hills combining
to present a perfect setting. In its flora and fauna, also,
the Cairngorm range is outstanding, its altitude giving range
to many varieties which are outside normal British types.
Cairngorms, which are really part of the Grampians, are roughly
divided into two by the Lairig Ghru and by Glen Dee, the gorge
formed by the river Dee as it falls down from the heights, flowing
south-east and then east to Braemar. The central feature of
the western group is
Braeriach, with Ben Macdhui on the eastern side. Best viewed
from the Strathspey side, the north-facing slopes
of Braeriach rear up to form a plateau at an elevation of around
4,000 feet wherein are located a number of ice-cold springs
known as the Wells of Dee, a source of
the river Dee which starts its long journey to the sea with
a series of cascades into Garbh Choire 1,000 feet above the
Wells. The most westerly corrie is An Garbh Choire Mor, the
Great Rough Corrie, which is reputed to be one of the only places
in the United Kingdom to contain a perpetual snow field.
the south of this group is Cairntoul and south again the isolated
outcrop of Devils Point (3,303 feet). To the west of Braeriach
across lonely Loch Einich, is another southward running range
of peaks containing Sgor an Dubh (3,635 feet), Sgor Gaoith (3,658
feet) and Carn Ban Mor (3,443 feet), terminating in Mullach
Clach a Bhlair (3,338 feet), overlooking the Glen Feshie gap.
the river Eidart is Monadh Mor (3,651 feet), Ben Bhrotain (3,795
feet) and the Mar Forest.
short distance from the Coire Cas car park, which is more than
2.000 feet above sea level, there are T-bar tows and a chairlift
which can take up to 500 skiers an hour to the various Cairngorm
ski runs from which they can choose. The top station is 3,656
feet up and here also is the Ptarmigan, Britain’s highest
eastern edge of the Cairngorms is marked by the mountain group
that includes Ben Avon (3,843 feet), the North Top (3,924 feet)
and South Top (3,860 feet) of Beinn a’ Bhuird and Carn
Eas (3,556 feet).
Cairngorms Nature Reserve extends over some 40,000 acres and
is the largest of its kind in Britain, containing such rare
creatures of the Highlands as
golden eagles, dotterel and ptarmigan. The National Forest Park
is centred on Loch Morlich.
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