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CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
+44 1479 861261
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An easy way up the mountain.

We used this railway to gain access to the upper slopes and special birds that live there. Tickets... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
FUNiclular railway!

This was an experience! Something we recommend for any visitor to the country. The funicular... read more

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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
+44 1479 861261
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Reviewed yesterday

We used this railway to gain access to the upper slopes and special birds that live there. Tickets and boarding were simple and the journey smooth and interesting despite the 'touristy' commentary. The top station contains an information centre and restaurant with lookout across the...More

Thank mfuwe
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an experience! Something we recommend for any visitor to the country. The funicular railway takes you up the CairnGorm Mountain is about 15 minutes and there's a shop, cafe and viewing platform at the top. The views on the way up were beautiful...More

Thank m_s074
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived after a very steep climb along the mountain road .There is a huge parking area which there is no charge for, tho donations are welcomed! The journey on the funicular lasted around 10 minutes each way! We were unfortunate in the fact that...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed yesterday

Easy to get to by car with ample car parking, the funicular railway is impessive but a little expensive for the time you are on it, very disapointed at summit as unless you book a guided tour you are not allowed out of the building....More

Thank pajthomas
Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant at the cairngorm base had a limited range of food reasonably priced. The shop at the cairngorm base has a good range of items including clothing, gifts and toys. The trip on the funicular railway was exhilarating and the staff were helpful and...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the zip trek with friends from Australia. I had been previously but all other members of our party (6nr) were new to it. The youngest was 5. Everybody loved it. The guide was fantastic as was the scenery. Only downside was not being...More

Thank Dunlopmark
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here on our way from Inverness to Sterling. Its a short detour off of the A9 and well worth it. The mountain train is a fun and different option than a chairlift or gondola.Especially because my wife doesn't really like heights and hates...More

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take a trip up the venicular railway, have a bit to eat with a fantastic view of the CairnGorms. visit the outdoor viewing platform, the views are spectacular.

Thank NickysNursery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a trip - restaurant was a little disappointing - food fairly basic but ok, rather like a large school hall or canteen.

1  Thank AOH61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my other half up the funicular railway as it was his first time up in Aviemore. Bit expensive to go up but worth it for tourists and visitors! The sun was splitting the sky so clear views all round although the funicular does tend...More

Thank Natalie W
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Hi There My son and I would like to photograph the wild life in the snow in January next and wondered if it is possible to get out onto the snow from the high funicular station to where i have seen pictures of other photographers taking shots of the hares and other wildlife. Not sure I can walk all 3000 ft to the top so need your advice Phil Byrne Stafford
15 June 2017|
Response from dw2505 | Reviewed this property |
There is No access to the plateau from the funicular station unless you are booked on specific tours which may or not be available in winter
Hi As a photographer I would like to photo the winter wildlife from the top station, can I do this , ie wander around looking for shots from the top funicular station I am 71 dont know if I could make it walking all the way from the bottom, any ideas Phil Byrne
15 June 2017|
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Response from dw2505 | Reviewed this property |
You cant leave the top station grounds unless your booked on a guided tour. There is a viewing balcony but I dont think youll get much wildlife close to the building.
Stewart M
Wondering if anyone can help me was looking at doing guided walk to top was wondering after you do it do you need to go straight back down or can you spend time ok the cafe at the top? Also if you just want to do the railway is it a set time for your return trip or can you go back down when ever you wish? Thanks
18 April 2017|
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Response from Kevster22375 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can stay at the cafe, visitor centre etc. when you reach the top but you can't go walking up there outside of the winter season except with the guides. You can take the railway down any time.