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CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
+44 1479 861261
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Lovely trip up CairnGorm!

We were fortunate to take the funicular up CarinGorm Mountain on a clear day and were afforded... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Diane E
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Boston, Massachusetts
Fantastic Experience on this Funicular Railway

The day I did this trip there was gorgeous sunshine and cloudless skies, hence the views were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Roy H
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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.
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  • Average9%
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CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were fortunate to take the funicular up CarinGorm Mountain on a clear day and were afforded wonderful views of the surrounding area with remaining patches of snow. The ride up and down is fairly quick and uneventful, the shop at the top fun. We...More

Thank Diane E
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Diane Thanks for your wee report. You certainly chose a wonderful time to visit us here at CairnGorm Mountain. We do offer the essential summit walk which is a great opportunity to go out on the mountain, plus you can hike up and take...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The day I did this trip there was gorgeous sunshine and cloudless skies, hence the views were fantastic, as the train climbed up the mountain side the variety of scenic views were breathtaking. Various snow capped mountains could be seen across the Cairngorm Mountain Range...More

Thank Roy H
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Roy, I am delighted that you experienced our mountain with the most magnificent views. Do come back again in another season to see the stunning scenery. Lorna

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The trip up on the train is short only 8 minutes but well worth it for the wonderful views The staff were friendly and very helpful and gave a short commentary The first level was a small exhibition centre and a shop and outside viewing...More

Thank juro20
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Juro20 I am delighted that you had good weather to enjoy the stunning scenery. We do have amazing friendly staff and it is good to be acknowledged by yourself. The food is good at the top and naturally you got the fantastic views (on...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

the annual pass is great value if you plan to go up and down the furnicular more than once (wish I had realised that on my 1st day there).More

Thank Julia M
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Julia. Our annual pass is excellent value and if you want to take part on our guided walk you can upgrade it by paying an extra charge by using your pass. We also offer 10% off in our retail shops and restaurants with your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled on the funnicular railway, what an experience especially at the top to see so far and wide on such a beautiful day. Staff very informative and cheerful. Visited the cafe at the top whilst there, very nice peanut slice.

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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks for your wee review.I am delighted that you had a wonderful experience and the views were outstanding. Our staff are very friendly and yes our tray bakes are very tasty. Do come back again soon. Lorna

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only good part of this trip was the view everything else was very dissapointing. The restaurant is very basic with very little choice and is very much like schools lunches. The whole building is very basic and should be remodeled to make it a...More

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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi . Thanks for taking the time to review us here at CairnGorm Mountain. I am sorry that you weren't told about our "closed door policy" which is unfortunately out of our control. We do quote this on our website "PLEASE NOTE: In order to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the mountain last week (May). You take the funicular railway up the mountain. The journey time up is just over 5 minutes or so. The train is every 20 minutes (on the hour, 20 past and 20 to) When we visited it wasn't...More

1  Thank Kathryn L
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kathryn. I am delighted that you had a lovely visit here last week. The views up here are outstanding when the visibility is good. Our Starbucks are well received from most of our customers and as we say the highest Starbucks in the UK....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Aviemore in May 18 part of a motorbike tour and because we wanted a day off the bike we decided to visit the CairnGorm Mountain visitor centre ,We caught a bus from Aviemore and then used the Funicular Railway to reach the visitor centre,when...More

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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kevan Thanks for your review. I am sorry to hear that our guest services team misunderstood you about it all being opened. As far as they were concerned, it is our summer operation and we had all facilities open. We do highlight in our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The homemade traybakes are something else, you can tell there is care and effort put into it, shame the coffee from a push button machine wasn't done by a Baristta instead, would have made for a more welcoming experienceMore

Thank Mike M
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mike Thanks for your recent review about your visit here at CairnGorm Mountain. Our tray bakes are something to shout about . The machines for the coffee was put in for our ski season as it can be extremely busy and I do appreciate...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

quite pricey for a vey short journey...but having said that if you want to see one of the most spectacular views in Scotland then you must take the time to go up because it is just amazing Saw my first ever snow bunting from the...More

Thank Lesley A
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NRCairnGorm_Mountain, Bookings Administrator at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lesley Thanks for your review of your recent visit to us. I am delighted that you saw a snow bunting - they certainly are beautiful birds. I am sorry that you found our hot chocolate too sweet as we do get very positive comments...More

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Nudibranquios
13 May 2018|
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Response from Juice2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you may be able to walk up, I certainly saw some walkers on their way down, but I would check first. In terms of how long it will take, depending on your fitness and the weather, possibly a couple of hours to go up?? I’d... More
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Monkey-aj
14 April 2018|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure it’s the best place for either of those apparatus . It’s a mountain and there is deep snow so not ideal .
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V1001
3 April 2018|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the weather keep an eye on the mountain updates
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