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CairnGorm Mountain

Address: CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 1479 861261
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Aviemore
Type: Trams, Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing, Hiking
Owner description: CairnGorm Mountain is a great place to visit at any time of year. Ride the UK's highest funicular...
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Type: Trams, Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing, Hiking
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Sun - Sat 10:20 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: CairnGorm Mountain is a great place to visit at any time of year. Ride the UK's highest funicular to just below the summit of Cairn Gorm, enjoy a walk with a Ranger or on one of the self guided routes. In winter, enjoy great snowsports on 30km of pisted runs suitable for beginners to experts. Lunch at the UK's highest restaurant, shop for gifts or mountain essentials and depart with unforgettable memories of this unique place.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I walked the path of the Derry Cairngorm. It snowed all over and was very windy as well and thus walking was difficult. On the plus side, the place looked beautiful when covered in snow. Word of caution: I would not go out alone especially if your are a beginner as it is pretty isolated Make sure you are fully... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent spot for skiing and downhill Biking. Both sports can be accessed using the funicular, which opens up the whole mountain. The food is expensive, but you are up a mountain so can be forgiven.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

How to rescue a rainy day in the highlands, little people often hate the rain and here's a good way to dsitract them and show them the real great outdoors without getting your gremlins wet. Furnicular railways also give you a unique perspecitve of the mountains and allow everyone to get up in the hills

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We loved this little monorail up the mountain and were lucky enough to go up and down a few times on the same ticket. Lucky in the sense that when we first went up it was a whitewash - snow falling all around but when we went back up in the afternoon we were treated to amazing sweeping views of... More 

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We have been up the funicular railway a few times, in bother summer and winter. On a clear day the views are outstanding, the facilities are excellent and the food yummy. We have also enjoyed sledging at the top a couple of year ago which was great fun. Understandably to cover the cost of maintaining the facilities and looking after... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On seeing this on a where to go website I had to visit. We chose a beautifully clear day at the end of November. Everything is very impressive, from the trip up on the train with the commentary, to the view from the top. It was very very cold at the top and quite windy. We saw many people who... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Excellent trip, well worth a visit. Amazing views, but very cold. Would recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area. Make sure it is a clear day to get the full benefit.

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Falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our 3rd time on the funicular but this time with grandparents in tow! Great way for those less able to take in the amazing views and learn about the mountain area from the exhibition. Excellent for all ages, our group ranged from 7-71 and all enjoyed it. Staff all friendly & helpful with good sense of humour at the ticket... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Choose a sunny day to go up and you will be well rewarded - you can see for miles and miles and it is just wonderful. Good for families and oldies as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Was visiting the Cairngorms at the weekend and had a trip on the mountain railway totally had a great visit was a very cold breezy day perfect for the great location, very misty and only spattering of snow but still had a great time

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