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“great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Mountain
Ranked #8 of 45 things to do in Aviemore
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Owner description: CairnGorm Mountain is a great place to visit at any time of year. Ride the UK's highest funicular to just below the summit of Cairn Gorm, enjoy a walk with a Ranger or on one of the self guided routes. In winter, enjoy great snowsports on 30km of pisted runs suitable for beginners to experts. Lunch at the UK's highest restaurant, shop for gifts or mountain essentials and depart with unforgettable memories of this unique place.
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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“great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

went up the Cairngorm Mountain and went on the funicular rail to top of mountain where shop and cafe are situated,popped out to the look out point and boy was it cold out there (heehee) but nice and warm inside

Visited November 2012
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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“Great scenery and nice train trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

The ride up to the top is smooth and you get great views. Try a hot chocolate in the cafe and look at the view. Saw Ptarmigan and Snow Buntings from the cafe. Very safe if you are nervous of these sort of things. Lots of elderly people on our train up and they loved it too.

Visited November 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“There's a reason you can't leave at the top”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Took my none walking wife up recently. Thoroughly enjoyed the views from Ptarmigan restaurant at the top at 1100m without having the hard work of a 3 hour uphill slog. Anyway, people complaining about not being allowed out at the top really need to realise why. A) The Cairngorm Plateau is the closest we have in the UK to an arctic tundra and as such the weather can get very nasty, very quickly and coupled with zero visibility people who are neither properly dressed or able to navigate can and will get lost. A lot of people have died on these hills, even in summer. Do not underestimate them. B) if you want to walk up a mountain walk up it, from the bottom like everybody else but make sure you can both navigate and have the correct equipment, if there was 500 tourists milling about the top of cairngorm daily the fragile fauna would soon be gone , we would have people getting lost and litter. Keep the tourists in!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“You have to have a hot chocolate at the Cas Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Don't miss the hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream!! Yummy! We didn't go to the top of the moutain this year but is well worth it especially when there is snow!

Visited November 2012
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NornIron
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Even in bad weather the mountain railway trip is well worth taking. The staff are friendly and knowledgable and the views are stunning! Yes, there are a few too many fences etc. but they are all there for a reason. Wrap up well before going to the viewing area. Mulled wine was very welcome!

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