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Whether riding the funicular, walking, skiing, or climbing, you have a range of options for exploring Cairngorm Mountain. One of the UK's highest mountains, it offers commanding views of the Strathspey region and the town of Aviemore from its 1,245 m (4,084 ft) peak. The funicular railway provides the least strenuous means of achieving the vista. If you're up for a physical challenge, take one of the hiking trails to the peak. The circuit of the cliff tops is particularly well regarded for its views of the Northern Corries in the Cairngorm range. If you visit in winter, the mountain offers one of the best options for skiing in the UK. The infrastructure includes more than a dozen lifts and about three dozen named runs. Whichever time of year you're traveling here, check the weather, because high winds can shut down the facilities and make outdoor activities treacherous. Make Cairngorm Mountain part of your personalized Aviemore itinerary using our Aviemore trip planner.
Tours To Cairngorm Mountain
3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $664
Duration: 3 days
Private Cairngorm National Park tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $366
Duration: 4 to 12 hours
Cairngorm Mountain Reviews
We got lucky and had a clear day for going up the mountain, there was no snow so instead visited the cafe and enjoyed the views. more »
Unfortunately no snow when we visited, this was a bit disappointing. However we still went to the cafe at the top of the hill and enjoyed some cakes and coffee. more »
We went climbing (savage slit) and had a coffee and scone by the fire.. quite pleasant but the radio being on was a bit annoying. The girl serving hot drinks was very nice gave me extra butter, was also hot 😍
Lovely place in summer with a shop, a cafe and restaurant. However, on this august 2019, we were told that the railway is broken for at least one year...
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