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May 8, 2015 - CairnGorm National Park

Our condo/cabin for the week is located just outside the village of Carrbridge, Scotland and near the town of Aviemore. Aviemore is a tourist resort situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. The town is a year round destination with snow sports being the popular winter activity. The town supports one of the country’s top ski areas making it quite busy year round. In the spring and summer many families come for walking, climbing, biking, fishing and camping in the beautiful mountains and lochs. Today we rode...

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Sep 1, 2014 - Boat of Garten to Aviemore then Edinburgh

Distance 10 kms, finish late morning. Regular trains run between Aviemore and Broomhill, stopping at Boat of Garten, and we made enquiries regarding the timetable as an alternative to walking. The last daily service was the one we saw yesterday afternoon and the next train was 2 days away. Another beautiful day for walking and breakfast was a pleasant surprise given the standard of accommodation. From the centre of Boat of Garten we take a minor road through some grand houses until the road becomes a track and then open ground. The...

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Aug 31, 2014 - Grantown-on-Spey to Aviemore

The final leg of the journey, the 27kms broken into two, passing through farmland, woodland and moorland with good views, stopping overnight at Boat of Garten. A beautiful day, arriving at Boat of Garten in time to watch the steam train pull into the station and then soak up the beautiful sun whilst sipping on Pimms (very decadent!). The final leg of the walk was a mere 10km, allowing us time to arrive in Aviemore, celebrate the end of the walk and pick up our luggage, before catching the train to Edinburgh for a night of celebrations for...

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Sep 26, 2012 - Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

We stayed 5 nights in Aviemore in the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands. Our ½ house was warm and cosy. Actually it was too warm and because we had strict instructions not to touch the heating which was automatic, we had to open the door occasionaly to let in a blast of frigid air. It was a beautiful area. We had aquired a thermos and I got in the habit of packing lunch each day and off we would go . Several times we went north to the coast and it was a job sometimes to coax Paul out of the car to have lunch on a bench somewhere….usually...

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Europe 2012

Aug 22, 2011 - Scottish Highlands

Well today we travelled to St Andrews visited the 18th hole and the ancient university. As we drove trough the heather-clad highlands we crossed the Tay river and visited Blair Castle, where i saw a collection of guns the most i have ever seen in one place, sure you could have fought 2 wars with them. Well some have asked, have i managed to get the oldies off the bus any quicker, well the answer is yes, on these tours you have to move seats every day, so when it came to my turn on the front, i in true kiwi form, demonstrated, exiting the...

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Jul 27, 2009 - Scottish Highlands

Since we have lived in Scotland for a year and had not done any Scottish sightseeing at all we thought we had better try to fit it all in before we left! All was off to a great start on Saturday morning as we packed up the house and said our goodbyes, went out to the car and had a flat tyre…. With that sorted we were on our way to Inverness to the famous Loch Ness to hopefully see the Loch Ness Monster. I know there is really no Loch Ness Monster but surely everyone who visits there does hold a little thought in the back of their mind that...

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Apr 24, 2007 - A trip to the Scotland

Monday 24th. April 2007: We had arranged to meet up with Karen (our New Zealand friend from Tibet) at Bridge of Allen railway station at 1pm. so after a wet drive north we arrived, and surprisingly met up on time. Drove up to Aviemore, weather cleared and we looked set OK for the Cairngorms the following day. It was actually quite good weather (for Scotland!) and although there was cloud floating around the tops we managed to climb Cairn Gorm OK and circum-navigate the edges before heading down. Our plan to do Ben Macdui was thwarted by...

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Apr 23, 2007 - Scottish Highlands - Aviermore

I met Mel and Sandra at a train station outside of Glasgow and we headed north into the Highlands. We stayed at Aviemore in their Rock and Fell Club Hutt which was in the skiing village and more like a proper house with all the mod cons than a New Zealnd Hutt with just basics away up in the bush. My good New Zealand weather was still with me. Actually UK has had its hottest April for 300 years so I am doing well. We spent a day in the Glenmore Forest Park climbing to the summit of the Gairn Gorm mountain. We then walked around the top of...

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Karen's Travels 2007

Aug 5, 2006 - Inverness, Scotland

The tour departed Pitlochry in the early afternoon and stopped first at an 18th century barracks built by the British to house troops when fighting Jacobite uprising. If you ever watch one of the Scottish history movies you might hear that term so I'll explain it. It's in reference to followers of the deposed king James the 2nd - the Catholic king that was removed from the throne and replaced with Protestant William of Orange. That didn't go over well in Scotland where the majority of the population was Catholic. They're called Jacobites...

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Jul 9, 2005 - Aviemore

We picked our hire car up and hit the road first thing in the morning. It felt unusual to be driving as we hadn't driven since we were in the Greek Islands. We drove through Perth and then the mountains started rolling as we made our way north. The scenery was brilliant, with lots of clear fast flowing rivers and green paddocks. We stopped at Balmoral Castle for a while and toured the grounds and castle. It was quite lucky that we dropped in when we did as the castle is only open to visitors for a few months of the year, closing at the end...

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Jul 6, 2005 - Skye and onward

We were really looking forward to exploring the north end of Skye, and got a good start the next day to make the most of the nice weather, and see as much as possible. The A855 led us straight into stunning scenery - mountains on the left and many lochs, and the Sound of Raasay to the right. We could see the 'Old Man of Storr' from Portree, and we were heading there to do a walk/climb up to the ridge to get a closer look, and to see the surrounding countryside. The 'Old Man of Storr' is a pinnacle of rock jutting out of the rocky ridge, and...

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Aug 2, 2004 - Loch Ness

We found Dunmaglas, the MacGillivray ancestral seat, and Dunlichity Kirk, where the MacGillivrays have their own little graveyard. It was really beautiful in that area & if I ever get a vast sum of money, I'm going to make an offer on the Dunmaglas estate. It's soooo quiet & peaceful & lovely there. We drove all over the area. The Western side of Loch Ness is full of tourists & the hoteliers treat you accordingly (crappy) but the Eastern side is lovely, sparse, very few houses, almost no tourists, one lane roads all over. I can't say enough...

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