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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
Activities: Skiing, Hiking
Description: CairnGorm Mountain is a great place to visit at any time of year. Ride the...
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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Stunning Views!

My boyfriend and I went up the funicular railway while in the area and it was awesome with fantastic views. Loved watching the skiers and snowboarders go down the mountain. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I went up the funicular railway while in the area and it was awesome with fantastic views. Loved watching the skiers and snowboarders go down the mountain. We didn't use the bar/restaurant, however, we went to see the exhibition which was interesting. Only comment I would make is that there is an area where you sit and... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Make sure you pick a clear day to ride the Funicular Railway if you want to take in the views. There is a cafe at the top, but as you would expect this is a bit pricy, so you might want to take your own refreshments. The Funicular Railway station is linked to Avimoire by a regular bus service, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Our first time on the Funicular. It was a bit of a crush, a mix of sightseers with cameras and skiers and snowboarders. 7 minute journey up to the Ptarmigan Restaurant at the top where there is also a gift shop. It was a beautiful clear day when we went and the views were amazing from the viewing platform. Enjoyed... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We took the Funicular Railway to the Ski area and it was absolutely exhilarating! We walked in the snow and watched the skiers and snowboarders - we were envious! It took me back to my skiing days. Watching people smiling and just enjoying the stunning views towards Loch Morlich and Aviemore and the mountains that encircled us. The sun and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Have been coming here for last few years and always enjoyed. Was there 22.03.2015 and had à good day. Minimal snow but quiet soade the most of what was available however appalled at £4.50 charge for veg soup and a small roll. Even more disappointed with new cafe at Day Lodge. We always end the day with a hot chocolate... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Love everything about it. We are not skiers but love watching everyone else. Breathtaking scenery. There is nothing not to like about this place.

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Don't know why but we have never been on the Funicular a railway before. It's great. The views from the top are fantastic and the weather couldn't have been better. Will definitely be back.

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Glasgow
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I just love this mountain. This is my second trip in the funicular. Not always the comfiest of rides but its all part of the fun! The views from the top are just amazing & you can grab a coffee or lunch in the Ptarmigan restaurant & sit & watch the world go by. Thee is also a great viewing... More 

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Alexandria, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

It was a beautiful clear day when we first visited the funicular. Unfortunately we arrived just after the last ascending train left at 16 00. When we came back the next day the weather had changed. There was some visibility on the 6 minute journey up and down (12 minutes all in) but at the top we could hardly see... More 

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Tayport Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If like me you are going skiing for the first time I would recommend hiring your ski equipment either in Aviemore or someplace local to yourself as the queues at Cairngorm were really long and you had to wait in 3 different queues, the instructor we had was really nice and friendly and certainly knew his stuff so well worth... More 

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