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Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Great experience

Great day to visit, nice weather and the guides were full of information. We arrived early to get... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ryan A
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Wonderful experience fully recommend it

Lovely day out in a stunning setting feeding reindeer. Our reindeer herder led us to the herd... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nmaidwell123
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Spring/ Calving Take a visit to see Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural habitat. May is an exciting time for us herders as antlers are beginning to grow and it is calving season! Visits go every day at 11am and 2.30pm at this time of year, follow a reindeer herder as you make your way up to the mountain enclosure, walk amongst reindeer, stroking and feeding them as the herder tells you more about them. Situated in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park, you will also enjoy beautiful views of the Cairngorm Mountains. The walk takes around 20 minutes and will cross some rough and muddy ground on the mountainside so make sure you’ve got some sturdy footwear and some nice cosy layers, plus waterproofs! Spaces are limited so please arrive in good time for your chosen visit. For those less able, from Easter to New Year, you can visit a small group of reindeer in the paddocks & exhibition at the Centre, quizzes and crafts for children.
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“hill walk” (43 reviews)
“hand feeding” (27 reviews)
“car park” (81 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
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+44 1479 861228
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"hill walk"
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"hand feeding"
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"walking boots"
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"their natural habitat"
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"minute walk"
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"amazing experience"
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"beautiful animals"
in 34 reviews
"no rush"
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"mountain side"
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"all ages"
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"well worth the money"
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"paddock area"
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"lovely walk"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day to visit, nice weather and the guides were full of information. We arrived early to get tickets incase it was busy, shop is easy to locate next to a tourist information centre and cafe. You have to meet in a carpark a few...More

Thank Ryan A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely day out in a stunning setting feeding reindeer. Our reindeer herder led us to the herd where you take in some lovely views. We were introduced to the reindeer and given lots of food to fed them with. Excellent to get up close to...More

Thank nmaidwell123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at around 9:30am as you can't book the hill experience. In the end we needn't have worried about getting a place as they can take up to 100 people or so on a tour! I would still advise getting there for no later...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived before 10am as you can not pre-book a hill trip to see the free ranging reindeer herd so I was not going to miss out on the one day that we were able to do it. We were one of the first in...More

Thank MarjofromBrissie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a friendly and great place to see reindeer up close and personal. Staff are alternative and welcoming, been back several times forgot to review on previous visits

1  Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we arrived too late for the hillside herd visit so had to satisfy ourselves with the exhibition and paddock visit. The exhibition is small and unsophisticated but interesting and we learnt several new facts about reindeers. There were 4 reindeer in the paddock who...More

Thank Jasmine101Surrey
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Cairngorm Reind... C, Manager at Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review Jasmine, and I'm glad you enjoyed visiting the reindeer in the Paddocks, even though you didn't have the opportunity to go on one of the Hill Trips. I would just like to point out that although 20 degrees is a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to see a one day old calf on this visit which was a real privilege. This is always one of the highlights of our year.

Thank ScotlandMonarch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative guides and a really excellent morning spent in the company of reindeer. Will come back one day.

Thank june and simon h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second time visiting the reindeer herd and it was as amazing as the first time. The herders were very knowledgeable and I learned quite a bit about them! The walk up can be tricky for some but it's a beautiful walk up...More

Thank Tania M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I thought initially this might be a bit boring, and I think if you just pay for the paddock it would be. We did the visit them on the hill tour. You drive up from the paddock (which you get into if you do...More

Thank 8dh72
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EuroTravel2006
May 22, 2018|
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Response from JillThompson02 | Reviewed this property |
We were in the camp site across from the reindeer’s so unable to help as we walked there
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Response from humptydumpty64 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, sorry I didn't realise you had asked a question. I just did the paddock and that cost £12 for 2 adults and 2 children. Sorry to say not very wheelchair friendly as slopey and steps to see the reindeer. We missed out... More
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