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CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
44 1479 861261
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Ranked #6 of 13 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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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were recommended to go on the funicular due to the stunning views but were extremely disappointed as dogs are not allowed to go up but if you walk up then you can take the dog back down on the train. Just doesn't make sense, especially in this day an age where they tell you not to leave the dog... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Traveled up on the funicular railway, the day was warm and clear; the views were outstanding. Had coffee in the Ptarmigan restaurant overlooking the views - there was even a set of binoculars next to the window (chained up for obvious reasons!) to use to look at the views. Well worth the drive and railway car trip to see.

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Inverness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

An exhilarating experience! So many activities around the area are fun but just not challenging enough, the guided mountain biking available here really raises the bar. It can be high speed and as exciting as you want it to be. The instructor was fantastic making the whole experience fun and safe. Highly reccomended for adrenaline junkies!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went up the funicular on a cloudy day and the mist came in quite quickly once we got to the top - but it still looked amazing. Very atmospheric. It then cleared really quickly and some awesome views opened up. Can only imagine how it is on a clear day. Good restaurant and bar at the top too.

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Tain, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

fantastic trail!!. Jono and Amanda(who came in on her day off) our guides for the Expedition were fantastic They didn't make it all "pink and fluffy" they told you how it was. not for the faint hearted. great basic training. we all stopped at various places where Jono went through all the difficult sections for us and what to watch... More

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UK
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308 reviews 308 reviews
167 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This mountain has hard and easier routes for all ages and skills. The mountain car takes around 10 mins to the top and has amazing views from the highest restaurant in scotland. There are fanastic walks from the centre car part which the bus drops you off at fro nearby Aviemore, back to the Lock's and aviemore itself

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

There were good views from the top of the mountain and you will take some good photos. There isn't really very much else to do here whilst visiting but the funicular train is something different.

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Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The enclosed funicular railway affords wonderful views of the surrounding countryside & on arrival at the top station, just under 4,000' above sea level, there are spectacular views from the terraces and picture windows. The Ptarmigan Restaurant & Bar provides good food, made with local produce & to wash it down there is a good selection of Scottish beers &... More

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Stirling
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Enjoyed out trip up the mountain but disappointed that we couldn't take the dog up. Only way to get the dog up was to walk up and get the railway down - but no walking boots so had to leave the dog in the car. Not ideal. Enjoyed the camera obscura and chair lift swing at the bottom.

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We decided to spend a day walking up the mountains. My Husband, myself and our 9 year old daughter. It was a lovely day to walk up, we had a cup of tea in the cafe and then had a look round the shop. We then walked up to the top to take in the Breathtaking views. Stunning. We came... More

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