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Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Visit Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural environment. Follow your guide as they lead you up to the reindeer's mountain enclosure. Once there, your guide will tell you all about the reindeer and you can walk amongst them, stroking them and feeding them by hand.Don't fancy the hill trip? For those less able, from Easter to New Year, we have a small group of reindeer in the paddock at the Centre itself. For younger visitors, there is a quiz, you can make your own badge, or make an antler headband.
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Edinburgh
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately too late to go up the mountain to feed the herd - but given the weather anyway, we contented ourselves with visiting the shop and the paddock. Get up really close to some of the herd, inlcluding some cuddly looking calves - not to mention a bunch of mallard ducks who looked to be really at home in the... More

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Portree, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A really well run, well organised trip that would have been worthwhile for twice the price. The knowledge that Zak has is exceptional and he makes the experience really special. Chose a good day to go - sunshine and snow would be good!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We visited during the first week in November and had all the seasons in a day, but it was worth getting soaked for. The whole experience was lovely, from the staff to the shop, and the paddocks, through to the fabulous experience of going up the mountain to hand feed the free ranging herd of reindeer. They're beautiful, gentle, friendly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went to see the reindeer on a very blustery November morning. We were well prepared for the weather and it didn't bother us but others in the group definitely hadn't banked on how cold it would be on the hill! The herder took us on a 15min walk from the sugar bowl carpark to the paddock where we could... More

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Cairngorm Reind... C, Manager at Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, and while we're glad you enjoyed visiting us we're sorry that you felt it was too pricey. On average our visitors spend about 1.5 to 2 hours on the guided tour up the hill to meet and feed the reindeer, including the walk to and from their enclosure which as you say takes about 15... More

Stotfold, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had a great time here, saw lots of reindeers & saw them prepare to pull the sleigh. Lots of information for visitors & great little activities for kids too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited the reindeer herd after a recommendation from walkers earlier I the holiday. Sting them in the paddock was good as we could learn a little about them, but the walk to the hill paddock and being able to feed them by hand was great. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience, despite the weather trying to make it feel... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I visited whilst touring Scotland with a friend, we both very much enjoyed seeing the reindeer at the centre, a very informative exhibition telling you all about the reindeer, seeing them up close is amazing, i would like to go on a hill visit sometime in the future it sounds great!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Thank you to the staff for making this a memorable trip, they looked after us well, I use a walker and had no problems getting round as ramps etc, great experience, would go back.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We've been visiting the area for years but had never visited the Reindeer Centre but I definitely think we'll be back. We did the hill visit so we could meet and feed the reindeer close up and it was a lovely experience all round. There's a 20 minute walk up the hill but it's not arduous as long as you're... More

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scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took our 3 year old to see the reindeer and she loved it. It was great to be so close to the animals. The staff were very helpful.

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