Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

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Cairngorms National Park is a national park in north east Scotland, established in 2003. It was the second of two national parks established by the Scottish Parliament, after Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, set up in 2002. The park covers the Cairngorms range of mountains, and surrounding hills. Already the largest national park in the British Isles, in 2010 it expanded into Perth and Kinross.The areaCairngorms National Park covers an area of 4,528km2 in Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highland, Angus and Perth and Kinross Regions. The Cairngorm Mountains are a spectacular landscape, similar in appearance to the Hardangervidda National Park of Norway in having a large upland plateau. While the Hardangervidda National Park is recognised as a Category 2 national park under the IUCN categories (no activity that has a lasting impact on the natural environment is permitted) the Cairngorm National Park is a Category 5 protected landscape (sustainable development area) that has farmed and managed landscapes in which tourism is encouraged. Aviemore is a busy and popular holiday destination. The Highland Wildlife Park and Dalwhinnie distillery also lie within the National Park. In 2015, 53km of the 132 kV power line in the middle of the park was taken down, while another section along the edge of the park was upgraded to 400 kV.
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  • Nice scenic drive through the northern part of the park, from Speyside/Aberlour back to Inverness. Just another of the great country in Scotland.  more »
  • If you have just a few extra minutes to drive to Inverness from Edinburgh you have to take the scenic route furthest east. The route is probably the most beautiful single route I've ever been on. I wi...  more »
  • We were a few days in the Cairngorms to the hiking undes was simply gorgeous. If the weather cooperates, you can perform here really great walks of all categories. By light of medium is slightly more extreme ways everything is in place. Also people with disabilities can enjoy the nature in ways that have been adapted for wheelchair. But, you get the right feeling of Highland on the higher paths. For all to recommend who love nature, mountains and lakes.
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