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CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
44 1479 861261
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Aviemore
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains, Trams
Activities: Skiing, Hiking
Traveler Description: The area between Aveimore and Cairngorm mountain base, incorporating the forrests and lochs of Rothiemurchus and Glenmore estates is one of the most... more »
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went up on the funicular railway which is great if you have small children you can go up to the viewing stations at the top you can't go onto the mountain unless you are a organised trip but still good

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great ride on the funicular railway, views are fantastic. Disappointed that to visit the peak, we would have to pay for a guide, but if we walked from the base then we could walk all the way to the peak. The rail ride is fantastic and the views are out of this world. Great explanation given throughout the journey, and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely views from the top and on a nice day can see for miles. Food in the cafe was good but slightly expensive! £8 for macaroni and cheese! We got 20% off with a voucher from reindeer centre. Worth a visit for the views.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

firstly can I say that the railway and views etc are fab, well worth a trip up and the cost for the journey. However... When you get the they obviously are looking to take advantage of a captive audience. We just had hot chocolates which were quite average, for a squirt of scooshy cream and a couple of marshmallows for... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a walk with some of the best scenery you will ever see. did not take the transport to the peak, will do this next time. what lets it down is the gift shop & cafe, I expected more choice of souvenirs.

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Kansas CIty, MO
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10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The funicular to the top is wonderful. The views are great even on a cloudy day. I recommend the "walk at the top" if you can sign up. The restaurant on top looked good as well.

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Scotland
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201 reviews 201 reviews
46 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Took the funicular railway to the top of the Caurngorms. Quite spectacular on the way up. Bitterly cold at the top with evidendence if recent snow. Not much in the way of wildlife apart from a few grouse on the slope, I guess all the people will have frightened everything off. You can only get outside at the top if... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved the chance to get up high and see the view from the top of the Cairngorms. 20% off from having visited the reindeer centre down the road made the tickets a bit cheaper. Sadly, there was no discount off the £8 mac & cheese in the restaurant at the top! Do it, for the views if nothing else.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The funicular railway runs up the mountain to the Visitor Centre complete with shop, viewing pattern and Ptarmigan Restaurant. The line was heavily supported by the Scottish Government to promote access to the mountain, summer and winter. The conservationists then got involved and visitors cannot leave the Centre at the top unless on a guided walk. The train is impressive... More

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Kincraig, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I live locally and have walked my dogs here for years, I also ski here regularly. However they now seem very anti dog. It would seem that they want you to walk your dog on a lead pretty well all year round, except when covered in snow. There are signs all over the place warning you! My dogs are well... More

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