Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, Glenmore: Hours, Address, Cairngorm Reindeer Herd Reviews: 4.5/5

Cairngorm Reindeer Herd
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The hills are turning green, the sun is mostly shining and spring is here to stay! Take a visit to see Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural habitat. May is an exciting time for us reindeer herders as antlers are beginning to grow and it is calving season! From May, Trips go daily at 11am and 2.30pm - follow a reindeer herder as you make your way up to the mountain enclosure & walk amongst reindeer 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 mountains. The walk takes around 20 mins each way & will cross some rough and muddy ground on the mountainside so make sure you’ve got sturdy footwear & nice cosy layers, plus waterproofs! Please make sure you book online via our website (up to 30 days ahead) and arrive in good time for your chosen visit. For those less able, from Easter, you can visit a small group of reindeer in the Paddock & Exhibition at the Centre.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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winsoc1953
Frenchay, UK119 contributions
Reindeer superstars
Jun 2021
A great way to appreciate the majestic scenery and these magnificent creatures which are so perfectly adapted to their surroundings. Very well organised trip with interesting facts - our guide Nell clearly loved her job and the Reindeer. They are surprisingly gentle and it was a treat to get up close to them.
Written June 19, 2021
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TillieBrooks
Cambridge, UK19 contributions
Fantastic - highly recommend
May 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic time on this trip - seeing these beautiful creatures up close was a real privilege. Understandably because of covid restrictions we were unable pet or feed the reindeer, but this did not lessen the experience in any way at all. It was still brilliant, in fact, I think it was better as they are after all a wild herd and some of them are very confident so they come up and greet you.

Our guides Ben and Harry were great, really friendly and knowledgeable. The reindeers are clearly well loved and cared for.

It’s a relaxed experience with no time pressures, the reindeer are full of character and personality, and the setting is simply stunning.

Highly recommend.
Written June 17, 2021
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Ady
Caerleon, UK44 contributions
Fabulous experience!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fabulous afternoon! A must-do if you’re in the area. Beautiful short walk up to the reindeer . Great, informative guides ... thank you so much Ruth and Lottie... so passionate and knowledgeable! We loved how close we could get to the reindeer, who seemed to be so gentle and happy. Obviously well cared for and loved by the staff enabling the animals to have a free and natural lifestyle .
Written June 14, 2021
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Spicegal123
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates68 contributions
Beautiful experience
Jun 2021
Beautiful experience. We went as a family group of 3 generations and we all walked away feeling absolutely delighted by the whole experience. The guides are friendly and knowledgable - they are patient with questions from kids and they clearly love the reindeer with a passion.
Written June 12, 2021
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Bryony H
11 contributions
Amazing!
Jun 2021 • Couples
This experience was amazing and SO worth the money. We did the reindeer trek and it was informative, interesting and magical from start to finish. The guide (sorry can't remember her name) was fab and so keen to share her knowledge and experiences with the reindeer. There were 17 people in our group and it was perfect! The reindeer came so close to us and seemed to enjoy the experience as much as us. We would definitely recommend!
Written June 9, 2021
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Shawn M
Southampton, UK4 contributions
Excellent experience!!
May 2021 • Family
Brilliant experience run by knowledgeable and approachable staff who obviously care deeply for the heard and the environment around. Walk in was easier than expected but we did have very good weather. Highly recommended.
Written June 8, 2021
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Jacquie V
5 contributions
Brilliant experience
Jun 2021 • Solo
This is a brilliant experience. Just a short walk out into the Hills.
Ben was excellent. He explained what would happen . He knows his subject well.
Didnt expect to get so close to the Reindeer.
The babies were so cute.
Would definitely recommend
Written June 8, 2021
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Keith
2 contributions
Brilliant!
Jun 2021 • Couples
What a brilliant couple of hours! The guides are amazing people and full of knowledge! To see these reindeer up close and personal was a very magical experience!
Written June 7, 2021
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Cheryl W
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom9 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2021 • Family
Spending time with the reindeer, meeting holy moley and her actually coming to the fence to be petted was amazing
Written June 7, 2021
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Diana B
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Excellent experience for little ones
Jun 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the paddock. My 3 year old grandson Aarron loved seeing the reindeers close up and enjoyed looking at all the exhibits.....and looking for the gnomes. The lady in the gift shop was so friendly and gave Aarron a sticker as he remembered some of the reindeers names......thank you 😀
Written June 5, 2021
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