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CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
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Ranked #6 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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The funicular railway is a great facility for those who are unable to, or do not wish to climb Cairngorm. Having said that it is disappointing that from the top station you can only exit to a viewing terrace but for environmental and safelty reasons you cannot exit and climb the last few hundred feet to the summit. There is... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Mind blowing views, a must see for any visitor to the area. Access to the top via a very modern funicular railway where upon the cafe / restaurant was clean and reasonably priced.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Like several of your reviewers, I was confused as to why we were locked in at the top of the funicular. The reason given was to protect the environment - does that imply that people who do not walk are going to damage the environment? I visited with my family. They completed a loop including Ben McDhuie and Cairngorm. Unfortunately... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Perfectly managed mountain. The train makes it easy to get to the top, from where you can ski back down to the cafe at the train base. Easy parking. Good fun.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Very dissappointed. My brothers and I wanted to go on one of their bike tours, but trying to book was difficult - they didn't reply to my emails or messages left on their phone (when it went through to their voicemail). Eventually someone answered the phone and I was able to make the booking. I phoned them again in the... More

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Scot in London
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

PROs: easy to reach the summit even without the train CONS: too easy for those in high heels to get so high via the train... a real shame for the walking community!

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the train ride to CairnGorm Mountain.... From Childhood I love train ride to mountains... I always prefer train ride for vacations to hilly area... Now regained that memory back after marriage in Scotland... Loved the few minutes journey even though the day was full of fog...

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We first visited the railway 4 years ago , got to the top and couldn't see a thing because of the mist, 4 years later (august this year) we wnt up again and ironically saw even less than the last time. That said kids would enjoy the trip up the mountain We saw wild reindeer near the car park which... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We took the funicular railway up to the ptarmigan restaurant at the top of the mountain on a very very wet afternoon. We all thought it was great. The journey up was only 8 minutes and we could not see a thing through the low cloud and driving rain. The displays and café at the top are good and although... More

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We so enjoyed taking the funicular railway up and down the mountain. We took the first trip of the day on what was a wonderful sunny day. Wonderful mug of hot chocolate at the top too. Excellent value for money. Many thanks.

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