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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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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We really looked forward to travelling on the railway up to the top & didn't mind the cost of just over £10, as we have been on other journeys up mountains around the world. That was the problem really - the other journeys! This one was definitely underwhelming by comparison. We had a good clear day so could see a... More

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Took a trip up the Cairngorm Mountain Railway and was disappointed that it appeared that you can only go onto the mountain top as part of a guided walk. There is a large carpark and a bus stop - so I presume a bus service of some sort. There is a restaurant and shop at the bottom of the funicular... More

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Kanpur, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Do the guided walk which takes you to the top of the mountain. It's fun, informative and doable. But book it beforehand, you may not get it the same day. Going up just by the funicular will be a waste of time. Take the funicular plus the guided walk.

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have been visiting Cairngorm Mountain for over 20 years and have always been very complementary of all aspects of the business however on my recent visit I was disappointed and in fact disgusted. I understand that the mountain has recently been taken over by Natural Retreats and having visited the Mountain shop and the shop at the top I... More

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Hannover, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My Husband and I hiked the mountain to the peak....views were fantastic. Going up was easier than going back down! Was a GREAT hike, and well worth the view

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You must visit on a clear day as the views are spectacular. The Funicular Railway takes you to the highest restaurant in Britain at 1097 metres above sea level. It was 20c at Aviemore but 1c at the top so take a warm jacket. Will be back and should have purchased the lifetime ticket for the Fenicular.

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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My son (12) and I did this at the end of one day and I'm so glad we did. The views were stunning. My son loved the railway both up and down. One not to miss

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Two friends & I rode the train in to Aviemore from Glasgow then took a bus to the mountain. We specifically came to go up the mountain on the funicular, or walk up and ride down. While the ride is not a long one, the views going up & down are beautiful. At the top there is an observation deck... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You may come to Cairngorm hoping for an easy ride to the top of this spectacular mountain. If you do, then don't use the funicular; it's captive, and once you're at the Ptarmigan Restaurant you are not permitted out onto the mountain itself, leaving you 1km from a superb 360 degree panorama. As you exit the funicular you are channelled... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had a great day when we got the funicular railway up the mountain, was a lovely day and the views were amazing, treated ourselves to a hot chocolate in the restaurant which was so yummy but it was topped with whipped cream and marshmellows, would deffinately recommend this trip.

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