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Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. The Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the UK and is one of the country's most special and cared for landscapes with a wide variety of traditional...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
PH22 1QH, Scotland
+44 1479 873535
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected the highlands of Scotland to be windy and cold even in early September. Even so we were able to stop and enjoy the views and get a feel for the desolate nature of this wild and rugged landscape. We didn't stop at any...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LutheranLadySanDiego
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

It is difficult to think where you can find more beautiful scenery in the UK. The whole place is gorgeous, with a multitude of hidden gems to be discovered. And reindeer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nemesisofpop
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit. We came in October and it was so cold. The shop at the train station that’s sells hats and scarfs ect is very expensive as is the coffee shop but it’s is a Starbucks so the coffee is good....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanineC727
Reviewed October 26, 2018

In summer you can go hiking, biking, and do watersports. In the winter you can ski. There is a reindeer farm and beautiful hikes. We had a great time in the outdoors!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Arvid K
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We drove through here on a trip to Nairn & all I can say in Wow. The scenery & views were just beautiful in the Autumn. I was stunned by it all.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We drove through from Pitlochry to Crathie and up to Inverness on the Highland Scenic Route. It was a fun drive with some great views. We stopped for a walk by a river which was very picturesque and were very windswept up some of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Isabelle F
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This was such a beautiful drive. Allow time to stop and take pictures, to enjoy the waterfalls and the views of mountains and lakes. I wish we had planned for more time to take it all in. Roads are good and spacious. We stumbled upon...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paralegal777
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We chose to drive through the park on the way back to Inverness from Fort William. The views are beautiful, and the roads are good. No single track sections; one section of divided highway. Many of the activities available rely on a week stay, which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sunnyGirl60
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We got the Funicular up to the viewing area at the top of the Cairngorms. You can't leave the building at the top in summer unless you have a walking trip pre booked. The Funicular takes 8 minutes each way and oh my goodness the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alisonb768
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Great reserve of virgin north Scottish nature, with wild life in mountains, lakes, forests and moors. Not a lot place like this at our planet. One of the world best national parks with stunning views and trails. Everyone nature lover could find here the interest,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 1, 2018|
Response from kerri-anne r | Reviewed this property |
If you have a car, I would just drive around yourself. The tours can get quite expensive. Driving is absolutely fine.
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Ping P | Reviewed this property |
people will have their preferences but I would say each mountain area is different in character, due to the geology, weather patterns (east side is generally drier) and of course the history. Glencoe is more brooding and... More