If you have never been up to the funicular railway, you are missing out on one of the best experiences in the Cairngorms. From Aviemore it is only a short drive up through some fantastic scenery to the base station. There is also a bus service for those who don't have a car. Once at the top the views are spectacular, so a camera is a must. There is a very reasonably priced restaurant, bar and gift shop at the top, so why not do as we did and have lunch with a view washed down with a lovely drink from the bar. The mountain garden is well worth a walk through too. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and are more than happy to answer any questions about the mountain and the railway that you may wish to ask. We purchased the year pass as it was only £6 more than an adult day pass, so if you intended visiting again, even only the once and used the railway again within the year, you save money. The annual pass has no travel restrictions so you can travel up and down the mountain railway as often as you wish within the year.