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CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
+44 1479 861261
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Nice visit

Forced to visit on a day with low cloud because of closing for maintenance. But even with cloud and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pauluky2k
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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A quiet day in this wonderful place

I always like to come up "the mountain" as it gives me a sense of wonder every time. Fascinating to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DougieFowler
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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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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. The funicular will be closed for essential maintenance from 4th June to 4th July (inclusive) 2018. The storehouse and outfitters will remain open plus we will have additional guided walks to offer.
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CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Forced to visit on a day with low cloud because of closing for maintenance. But even with cloud and fog at the summit it was an enjoyable trip with the train and driver.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I always like to come up "the mountain" as it gives me a sense of wonder every time. Fascinating to see it without snow.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Last day before their June service shutdown so we went for the ride despite a misted in summit. However we had great views on the way up/down and felt it was a ride not to be missed. As a senior couple we would not have...More

Thank Graham P
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Graham Thanks for your review of your recent visit up here to CairnGorm Mountain. I am delighted that you had a great day taking in our stunning views. It is good to be acknowledged for our friendly staff. As you say, at car park...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited here and loved it, we drove to the base of the mountain and took the fenicular railway up,omg the views were amazing even if it was cold, it was so nice we returned 3 days later with family and done it all over again....More

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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Liz I am delighted that you had a fantastic trip up our funicular railway and yes the views are magnificent. The coffee is good and I now need to try it out with a tipple!! Do come back again soon. Kind regards Lorna

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking! Stunning hot day so the views to the Lochs and all the way to the top with blue skies just amazing.

Thank Sam K
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sam The weather has been amazing showcasing our mountain at its best. Please come back again soon. Kind regards Lorna

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up Windy Ridge last Thursday with our two children aged 9 and 14. It was tough going but we proudly made it! It’s mostly stepped which I think made for a harder walk but the views made it worth the effort. We saw...More

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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Deaversdiva I am delighted that you had a tremendous walk up to the summit with your children which certainly is an incredible feat & as you say the views are outstanding. I am very disappointed that you didn't get a warm welcome from our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent path to get to the top and beautiful views from car park to peak. Looking North you can see Loch Morlich and to the South you get a glimpse of Loch Etchachan peeking out between the surrounding mountains. We chose to walk it but...More

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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Emily I am delighted that you had a great walk up to our summit and the weather was brilliant allowing you to see our outstanding views. The paths are regularly maintained making the walk much more enjoyable. Kind regards Lorna

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£14 for the train, well worth it and you can ride it as much as you want. You can walk up of course!!!! Lovely views and we had a nice cuppa at the top. Toilets and cafe, shop and viewing point.....lovely way to spend an...More

Thank NorwichSarah
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi NorwichSarah Thank you for your short review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience up in our beautiful mountain and funicular. Do come back again another day. Kind regards Lorna

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive approach from Aviemore (shades of the Adirondacks in up state New York) before mountain switchback up to £2 per day car park at base of railway up the mountain). All the family enjoyed the 8 minute ride to (almost the top) and the not...More

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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve I am delighted that you had an enjoyable trip up on our funicular. At the moment our car parking is voluntarily donations. I can appreciate your disappointment in not getting out onto the mountain, however this due to the Visitor Management Plan which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are holidaying in the Aviemore area a trip up the Cairngorm mountain railway is worth a visit. A funicular takes you up to the top where you can soak up the amazing views of the Cairngorms and Loch Morlich in the distance. At...More

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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cheshire Matt Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your visit up here in this beautiful area. I am delighted that the visibility was great giving you fantastic views of our stunning scenery. We do offer very tasty home bakes and the...More

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hfowler1
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Straan | Reviewed this property |
Yep ski buses run up & down all day ( weather depending )....
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Nudibranquios
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Juice2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you may be able to walk up, I certainly saw some walkers on their way down, but I would check first. In terms of how long it will take, depending on your fitness and the weather, possibly a couple of hours to go up?? I’d... More
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Monkey-aj
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure it’s the best place for either of those apparatus . It’s a mountain and there is deep snow so not ideal .
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