35 – Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Spey Valley

The Macdonald Aviemore Resort is as picturesque a golfing location as you could wish to find. Sitting along the banks of the River Spey in the shadows of the arresting Cairngorm Mountains, the course – home to Scotland’s longest hole (635 yards) – meanders through Caledonian forests before opening up to reveal majestic mountainside. The resort also boasts state-of-the-art leisure facilities, including seven bars and restaurants, a shopping complex, a leisure centre, and even a 3D cinema. The four on-site hotels are supplemented by 18 luxurious woodland lodges, for those seeking additional peace and tranquility in this resplendent Highlands locale.

Rooms & suites: 420 Courses: 1
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