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Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

#1 of 3 things to do in Glenmore Features Animals
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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A Must See

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff took us on a journey from the paddocks right up to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dan P
via mobile
Worth the little walk!

If you're going to Aviemore I would definitely recommend booking yourself to see the reindeers... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Caroline W
Stirling, United Kingdom
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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

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff took us on a journey from the paddocks right up to the enclosure. The reindeer walked right up to us and we could feed them all by hand. A fantastic experience!

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're going to Aviemore I would definitely recommend booking yourself to see the reindeers. While you have to walk, the terrain (on the day we went in February) was reasonably flat and dry. The staff that lead you out to the herd are superb...More

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to go on the paddocks tour despite thinking it was going to be a tourist trap just to guarantee that we would see reindeer. It wasn't a trap at all and while it costs 28 pounds you get over an hour to look,...More

1  Thank orrc1601
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took the tour to visit a wild, free ranging reindeer herd. Our guides led us across a mountain trail and down the hillside to find and meet the herd of 67. The herd circled our group as our guides broke out...More

Thank tom r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the funicular to the top of the Cairngorms and as we descended the driver pointed out some wild reindeer. As we approached our car we saw them drop into the tiny stream area so we went to the lower car park. Initially we...More

Thank Mary G
Cairngorm Reind... C, Manager at Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, although it seems a bit of a strange decision to leave us a review when you didn't actually visit our Centre at all. The reindeer you saw were some of the females in our herd, who are free-ranging just now on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really enjoyable experience. Being able to hand feed and stroke the reindeers on the hill is unforgettable. The walk up to see them is fairly easy and very scenic. All the staff are super friendly and so knowledgable and caring about the...More

Thank fionasmithkenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother adopts a reindeer and as a special birthday treat, the team at the Reindeer House very kindly arranged to bring her adopted reindeer to the paddocks so she could meet him and hand-feed him (unfortunately, at the age of 80, she is no...More

Thank WheezeyFox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Children had a lovely day here yesterday visiting "Santa's" reindeer :) Considering we missed the walk, we still spent a fair amount of time as they had fun searching for the elves and completing the quiz and just watching the reindeer. We will definitely arrive...More

Thank Nannamoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to see the reindeer. We met at the sugar bowl car park and the 2 guides took us out on the hills to meet the reindeer. What delightful animals they are too, so gentle. The guides were very informative and...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful experience. The Reindeer Center is very easy to find. Just drive straight down the main road and you will see it on the left very nicely marked. There is a shop to go into to purchase your ticket to the hill...More

1  Thank TravelGoddess2
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Angel M
Hola, buenas tardes. Somos 9 personas que nos gustaría ver a la manada de renos pero partimos de la isla de sky pasando por el lago Ness y despues iriamos a su centro para ver a los renos. Hay alguna excursión el lunes 15 de mayo sobre las 14:00? Gracias
April 28, 2017|
Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hello, There will be a guided Hill Trip to meet and feed the reindeer herd at 2.30pm on Monday 15th May. It is first come, first served for tickets, so try and arrive by 1.30pm on the 15th (tickets are not able to be... More
Catherine G
What date do u open again in February?
January 2, 2017|
Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi There, We open back up again on the 11th of February. Visits are both weather and reindeer dependent at this time of year as we have to locate the herd every day and the mountain can be stormbound. It's definitely worth... More
Hi just wondering if the reindeer centre is open on 6th January? Would really like to visit the reindeer!! Thanks.
December 26, 2016|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Yes the centre is open on the 6th of January, we shut on the 8th. Thanks.