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Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing Mountain Trip

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Cannot rave enough about this trip and the opportunity to walk amongst... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Great attraction

Great thing to do if you love wildlife but we arrived around 2pm and didn’t know that trip up the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“hill walk”(50 reviews)
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Winter (January/Early February) The cold season is here and the Cairngorms feel more like the arctic every day. The reindeer have grown in their thick winter coats to keep nice and cosy over the long winter and at the moment are all out on the...more
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Cannot rave enough about this trip and the opportunity to walk amongst and hand feed such beautiful creatures. Be sure to arrive early to secure a place - we got to the centre at 10am for the 11am trip and the queue...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laurawhispers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great thing to do if you love wildlife but we arrived around 2pm and didn’t know that trip up the mountains to feed and see all reindeers was only at 11am so our option was to see reindeers in their enclosure.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 69paulinas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were only able to visit the paddock today due to time but we weren’t disappointed. There were four beautiful and friendly reindeers who were happy to come and have a look at us! The wonderful staff came and did a feed while we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at this experience. The guides were lovely and very informative. You have to arrive early, as you can only book on the day and it gets very busy. But the experience was worth it. A great chance to meet the herd,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gavind754
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Tuesday, which was a very wet and windy day, but we arrived really prepared with everyone having waterproof bottoms and coats, hats and gloves. We are a family of 5, youngest being 4 years old, but a very able walker. The 20...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clare T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what can I say? What a fabulous experience! This is a MUST if you’re visiting the Cairngorms! The reindeer are so tame and friendly. The walk is a very easy 15-20 minute walk and worth every minute of it! The two herders/guides we had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sgd999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely visit we had today. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Unfortunately we were unable to do the trek ( adults only) due to adverse weather. The staff were apologetic and just looking out for everyone’s safety and cannot control Scottish weather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kellie T
Cairngorm Reind... C, Manager at Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you still had a good time in the Paddocks despite not been able to do the Hill Trip. I'm really sorry you weren't able to go on that, but it would have been unmanageable, and unsafe, for a 6 year old in the conditions,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and it was amazing. We got to feed the reindeer and the reindeer herders were so passionate and informative. It is evident they love their jobs. We would love to go back in the future and walk up the mountain to see how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Juedrop70
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Simply fantastic - the reindeer are calm and friendly as are the staff. You're given the opportunity to walk through both the make and female paddocks and then to hand feed some- an experience I'll remember for life. The guides are knowledgable and kind, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dana B
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

The reindeer were lovely - inqusitive, calm and relatively friendly. It was a nice 20ish min walk up from the carpark where the tour starts, but a bit hilly which may not be your thing! The guides were all good too. The young guy leading...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul N
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from ScotlandMonarch | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. You can phone them on 01479 861228 to check or there is an email facility on the website under 'contact us'. They will be glad to confirm details for you. Hope it suits you as February is a lovely time to see... More
Laurie S
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi Laurie, as you might have gathered from the diverse variety of responses here, it really depends on how busy it is and which time of the year it is. Usually we are quite busy in summer and around Christmas time, so then... More
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hello, sorry, just seen your question. Both the Reindeer Centre and the Ski Centre are on the 31 bus route, so yes, you'll be able to use this bus to travel between the two. It runs roughly once an hour during the day, and... More