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Address: CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 1479 861261
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10:20 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:20 am - 4:00 pm

   CairnGorm Mountain is a great place to visit at any time...

   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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Lovely for coffee

Took a trip up to the mountains and it is nice to see how it is changing up there since being taken over. I must say we were impressed everything has been updated and its all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the ride for a quid 👍 The clag had lifted so had some good views over the freshly snow covered mountains. The entrance exhibit is of historical interest. Stepping out to the viewing platform was a good experience of ice cold gale winds and blinding spin drift ❄️ The restaurant is rather austere with cafeteria type food. Quite disappointing... More 

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a trip up to the mountains and it is nice to see how it is changing up there since being taken over. I must say we were impressed everything has been updated and its all New. Had a lovely coffee and fab cake while we took in the view .. Very nice staff at the Starbucks.

1 Thank theroadtoparadise
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

M wife and I visited the area after not having been there for over 10 years. The facilities were excellent and the Funicular Railway trips first class. The weather spoilt the views, normally enthralling. However the standard and the preparation of the food in the café at the top of the mountain left a lot to be desired comparing it... More 

1 Thank Keith S
Ossett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The funicular is an amazing engineering feat & worth a visit just to see that in action. The base is a modest affair with excellent toilet facilities & ticket office. The trains run every 30 minutes but you spend at least 10 minutes docked in the station so there is no apparent wait, the views are great even from base... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

since moving the their Xmas market from the "Cas Bar' to the Ptarmigan at the top of the mountain a few years ago you have to pay the £11.50 fare on the Funicular to visit it. This year there was a voucher in the November issue of "What's on" for a £1 ticket so we took advantage of it and... More 

1 Thank Angelafo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stopped at the Retreat for a hot brew before heading up Cairn Gorm, I was surprised that the cafe had relocated upstairs to a larger area....Great move! The hot chocolate was outstanding, service was excellent! So impressed we returned 4 days later for a hearty lunch....once again...excellent all round! Nice one...looking forward to visiting again soon....I hope!

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Croydon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hint: If you are staying in Aviemore and you can see that the mountains have clouds at the top....don't go. To fully enjoy the views you MUST go up on a clear day. (Trust me on this, we went up twice). The viewing platform at the top is spacious and you can see many lochs and distant mountains. Terrific funicular... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone that has climbed Cairngorm many times, the funicular railway was a fun and relaxing way of getting my 4 year old up the mountain on a cold miserable windy day. The fact that kids under 6 travel free was an unexpected bonus! The trip takes about 8 minutes each way and ok it doesn't go to the summit... More 

Thank sasalan999
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little train ride up & down the mountain. Not the cheapest but worth it for the views. Train can get a bit cramped which is a shame as people standing spoil the view so it would be nice to restrict numbers and then let people see. Good viewing platform at the top. Not a whole lot to do but... More 

Thank Wendy B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day at Cairngorm today, we had vouchers and got in for more than half the price, would not have paid the full price, although if we were with young children I think it would have been better. Cafe wasn't too expensive and lovely Christmas market. Very clean. Only down side was the weather it was thick fog by... More 

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