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CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
44 1479 861261
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Truro, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

On reaching the top we were told we could not leave the building to walk to the top of the mountain. Eco reasons stated. We were not informed of this at the bottom, nor was there any information stating this anywhere we could find. There is a path made of granite boulders to the top! We would have walked up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Took the guided mountain bike descent from Ridge to River. Fantastic experience and excellent value for money. All equipment supplied. Our guide Jono was excellent. Will definitely do it again next year. As always in the Cairngorms make sure you have waterproof and warm clothing, even in the summer.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It would have been great to walk up but our hectic schedule didn't allow it. However, the mountain railway was a nice ride and then enabled us to have amazing views at the top. A decent exhibition, nice food and several reindeer nearby too. Hope to come back in the winter!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had been told " oh you must go up the cairngorms " so we did !! First driving and amazing very beautiful scenery then trip on the funicular railway , as we drove up and up hubby convinced he would have driven to the top soon , well signposted and easy to park . we bought tickets and got on... More

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Swineshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The views from the top of the CairnGorm are breathtaking, I would definitely recommend walking if you are able, it is much more rewarding. Definitely worth a visit when in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went there on Thursday 14-8-14 it was awesome nice beautiful mountains wish I can just stay there lol definitely going back when it's snowing to have some more good time !

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great to take the funicular railway up to the top. It was a lovely sunny day and the views were amazing and the restaurant was pleasant, if a tad expensive for what it is. . Only negative is that, whilst there is a lift at the top, access to the viewing area and other parts have stairs therefore access for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had booked a Walk@thetop for our last day in Aviemore and the weather had chosen to be very inclement. When we reached the base camp we met our ranger Matt who prepared us that the beautiful 30 mile plus view from the top might be more like 10 metres. That didn't faze us as we were excited to experience... More

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