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Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Ranked #2 of 13 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We spent the morning with these beautiful animals having booked a half day trek. It was a fantastic experience. Walking in the foothills of the Cairngorms with these beautiful animals and fantastic views was just amazing and I can not recommend it highly enough. Abbey, our guide, was wonderful and she clearly loves the reindeer - very enthusiastic and knowledgeable... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

when you have kids or like animals and you have two healthy legs that can carry you about 10 -15 minutes through the fabuluos untouched piece of a country, then visiting this attraction is a must for you :) the scenery itself was worth a visit, but the experience of touching and feeding the noble creatures is impossible to forget.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Really enjoyed this. The 'walk up the hill' is a dawdle. I was dying of the cold at the time and managed it no problem and I'm super unfit. You drive round to the Sugarbowl car park (a couple of minutes from the Reindeer Centre) then cross the road, go downhill to a wee river then up the other side.... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One or two of the reviewers on these pages have been less than honest or kind in their review and their expectations have been incredibly high. Were the owners of this facility to meet all of their nit-picky requirements the charge would be well over double what is charged at present. The seem not to be aware that this is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fantastic day with the reindeer, my kids (4 - 11) loved it. The staff are great, really friendly and helpful, the scenery beautiful. We did the herd visit which involved a lovely 20 minute walk up to the herds, then feeding the reindeer as about fifty of them mingled around us. They all have great temperaments, the staff described them... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited on a school trip and absolutely loved the experience. Feeding and stroking the different reindeer was unreal and you must must do this if you are nearby, especially considering as it is the only herd of reindeer in the UK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Friendly, helpful staff. Magnificent setting with adorable reindeer. Well worth the money and time out to visit. Sensible footwear a must; visit was not rushed & had many opportunities to feed members of the herd. Would definitely visit again.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Do not read the very few miserable comments it is a true saying that you cannot please everybody. Fiona was charm itself and I had the opportunity to sit outside and talk with her some more before we set off. Everything, and I mean everything about this place is utterly brilliant, it is a do not miss experience - once... More

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Cowdenbeath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My girlfriend and I absolutely loved the reindeer herd experience. Hen, our guide, was very clear and informative as well as friendly and open to have a bit of banter. The deer themselves were quite calm and playful, as well as hungry. We love animals so this was right up our street and there were kids with us in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Perfect for families. We traveled with 2 teens and a toddler and it was wonderful for everyone. We didn't have a car to travel up to the parking lot, so I would recommend making sure you have your travel up to the trail sorted beforehand (we ended up riding with the guide). The stroll is quite short and can be... More

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