Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore

4.2
#1 of 7 in Winter Sports in Scotland
Must see · Mountain · Ski Area
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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.
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  • Well, where to start! I went on the morning hill trip to see the reindeers and it was absolutely brilliant. I was met by three guides. They started out by letting everyone know what we would be doing....  more
    Well, where to start! I went on the morning hill trip to see the reindeers and it was absolutely brilliant. I was met by three guides. They started out by letting everyone know what we would be doing....  more »
  • Have been here many times before and a drive up the mountain is always a pleasure, a pity that the main car park was closed meaning quite a walk to the cafe and it’s surprising how many holiday... 
    Have been here many times before and a drive up the mountain is always a pleasure, a pity that the main car park was closed meaning quite a walk to the cafe and it’s surprising how many holiday...  more »
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  • Love the environment. experienced all 4 seasons in one afternoon. Up close to the herd of reindeer that lives on the mountain. It was fantastic. Had homemade soup in cafe, It was great too. Kids loved playing in the snow and the rubber ring ride.
  • Took the kids tubing for the first time. They absolutely loved it! Simple fun, and not overly expensive. Staff were fantastic

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