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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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Nice enough

My friend and I paid to see the paddock reindeer, for 3.50 each, I think it's reasonable. The... read more

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Jess D
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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This was one of the places we went off our route to see. And it was worth it. We didn't get to go... read more

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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’s 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! 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 paddock & exhibition at the Centre, quizzes and crafts for children.
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friend and I paid to see the paddock reindeer, for 3.50 each, I think it's reasonable. The reindeer were all comfortably laid down and wouldn't be swayed to come to the fence so we could pet them, disappointing but entirely understandable. We got some...More

Thank Jess D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the places we went off our route to see. And it was worth it. We didn't get to go up to the top they weren't doing it again till the next morning. But we toured the educational area and got up...More

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in past the paddocks on Saturday to get my pre-Christmas Reindeer fix which I usually get when the herd visit my local castle (not happening this year due to new management at the castle). There were 3 Reindeer in the paddocks and no calves...More

Thank 1804Ems
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only visited the paddock as difficult to climb with 2 small children. Lots of information about the reindeer in the area The reindeer are outdoors and roam about but can't be fed or have any interaction for the children. Also the parking is on the...More

Thank Brian_W_Reid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in aviemore for 3 years and can't believe I hadn't visited here. It's fun, eductional and a great trip. To visit them for as long as you want is only £3.50! Their set up allows you to get up close to the reindeer,...More

Thank wee_emy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to spend a few days in Aviemore with a 3 month old and a 3 year old! The weather was a bit wet and cold but we decided to try the reindeer walk! Rob, the guy that advised us, was great and said...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my better half decided to do the guided tour as the weather was a little poor for our planned hike - what a lucky choice! Taking a beautiful guided walk through the country side to see and feed some of the friendly and...More

2  Thank Emergey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing walk, scenery and informative talk given by guides. Reindeer were friendly and we fed and stroked them. Both guides were very experienced and fun to be with. The guides seemed to be enjoying the trip as much as we were which was lovely 😀...More

2  Thank RB4820
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I booked onto the 11am hill trip in early November. super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable staff. The walk down and up a small valley is taken at a slow pace and is also lovely. Feed is put out to entice the reindeer,...More

1  Thank Saphy J
Reviewed November 11, 2017

After booking on at the centre you meet at the sugarbowl carpark halfway up Cairngorm Mountain. Our guide, Sheana, took us through some great countryside just above the treeline. In less than 30 mins we were with the herd. You get the chance to feed...More

Thank Lisa B
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Catherine W
October 7, 2017|
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Response from gszekely | Reviewed this property |
I think it can be snow there, as we have seen cablecar equipment for skiing - and this is a big investment, so logically there must be snow. If you want to see and feed the deers you better check their homepage - as I think... More
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry for the slow reply! You should allow about an hour for the Paddock area with a 6 year old, as they will be the ideal age for all the children's activities there. Best wishes Hen
Stephen S
June 8, 2017|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi Stephen, As others have said, our prices are £14 for adults, £11 for concessions and £8 for children for the Hill Trip, and £3.50 for adults, £3 concessions and £2.50 for children for the Paddocks. Age 4 and unders are... More