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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
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... more » 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. « less
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great experience meeting and feeding friendly reindeer led by expert guides. Walk up and down may be a challenge if the rock steps are wet, but just follow the guides advice and take your time. It's all very laid back and nobody is in a rush.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We visited earlier this year. The air was cold and the sky was grey - perfect atmosphere for enjoying the stunning scenery. We joined a small convey from the reindeer booking office and onto the hills. A short walk got us to the reindeer. The staff provided loads of reindeer food for us to feed to the reindeer by hand.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited mid August and loved it, the youung lady who was running the centre on the day we visited was lovely, very helpful, cheerful and a mine of information. There is a friendly sheepdog who waits outside the centre that loves to play fetch with all visitors. The shop is fantastic if you want something slightly unusual, e.g. buttons... More

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Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I had been recommended to go and see this by a friend who went with his family a few years ago, a great recommendation!! When you arrive there is a small visitor center where you get your tickets (you can choose tickets for just the visitor center or the reindeer herd & visitor center). Once we had got our tickets,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

had a great day on the hill with the family feeding the reindeer, guides were very knowledgeable and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic experience. The weather was awful, but this did not spoil our trip in the slightest. The two guides were very pleasant and very informative. We got the impression that they really loved their job, and that they loved the Reindeer to bits. It was a beautiful walk over a river to where the Reindeer were, and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I mucked up our visit as I'd thought I'd timed our visit to coincide with the 3:30 feed of the herd up the mountain. However, I should have read the leaflet better as the 3:30 doesn't happen at weekends, only 11:00 and 2:30 so that was disappointing. Although we really enjoyed the paddock visit and the kind staff allowed us... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went with small children so i was only able to go to the paddocks. Play areas for children to make and create reindeer related goodies. Good childrens quiz - something for all ages. Reindeer and lots of wild birds. We were offered our admission price off the price of a trip up the hill should we decide to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having seen pics on their website I really wanted to fit in a visit here and after going up the funicular railway we stopped in on our return . the girl behind the counter ( later to introduce herself as the very friendly Holly) gave us lots of info I was interested in the trek up the mountain to fed... More

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I decided to visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd after bad weather altered my original plan for the day, but I am so glad that was the case! I opted to go for the hill visit but as I had some time to spare, I had a wander around the paddocks first. The displays inside were informative, there were activities for... More

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