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TITLE
Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort Hotel
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0266_AT
PLACENAME
Aviemore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
41619
KEYWORDS
tourism
ski resort
Cairn Gorm
hotels
Cairngorm
skiing
winter sports
tourists
Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort Hotel

This photograph shows the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort Hotel in Aviemore, formerly the Strathspey Hotel.

The Aviemore Centre was built in 1964, in response to the development of the Cairn Gorm Ski areas. The centre provided a wide range of services to visitors and residents of Aviemore including hotels, self-catering lodges, a swimming pool, an ice rink, crazy golf and a cinema. However, the architecture of the building attracted much controversy and within only a decade, cracks began to appear in the concrete. Interest in the facilities gradually waned and over a period of time the buildings were demolished to allow more profitable use of the land.

Today, the town of Aviemore is once again a thriving holiday resort, offering various facilities to residents and visitors alike

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Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort Hotel

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

2000s

tourism; ski resort; Cairn Gorm; hotels; Cairngorm; skiing; winter sports; tourists

Andrew Taylor

This photograph shows the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort Hotel in Aviemore, formerly the Strathspey Hotel.<br /> <br /> The Aviemore Centre was built in 1964, in response to the development of the Cairn Gorm Ski areas. The centre provided a wide range of services to visitors and residents of Aviemore including hotels, self-catering lodges, a swimming pool, an ice rink, crazy golf and a cinema. However, the architecture of the building attracted much controversy and within only a decade, cracks began to appear in the concrete. Interest in the facilities gradually waned and over a period of time the buildings were demolished to allow more profitable use of the land. <br /> <br /> Today, the town of Aviemore is once again a thriving holiday resort, offering various facilities to residents and visitors alike