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CairnGorm Mountain

Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Fenicular closed but use ya feet

The railway is closed so no easy route to the top. We aren't that fit so opted for a walk up the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Winter hiking

Lovely day up the mountains and walking to the top of cairn gorm. Free parking and the cafe was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Consistently voted one of Scotland's Top 10 Visitor Attractions, CairnGorm Mountain is an unforgettable visitor attraction throughout the year! Nestled in the heart of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park, CairnGorm is home to the UK's highest...more
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CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our visit up the mountain was well worth it for the stunning views we gained, but unortunately the funicular was still out of order and the onsite cafe/restaurant was completely over priced with a hot sausage roll costing £4.50! Despite this, the walk along the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The railway is closed so no easy route to the top. We aren't that fit so opted for a walk up the first rise beside the base station. Great excuse to use the legs. On the plus side, unlike using the railway, you can walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day up the mountains and walking to the top of cairn gorm. Free parking and the cafe was open too. Lots of people around even in the winter. Interesting to watch the people hiking up with skis and crampons, etc. Not a lot of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CelticLady86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are excellent from the Cairngorms. Shame the railway is broken at the moment but you can walk up if you are energetic. Limited snow but training school interesting to watch. Good latte at the lower café welcome.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A1Curtis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing View, even on a wet day! So windy which made the viewing platform fun. Lovely Starbucks up the top. Why not reward yourself with a cheeky coffee!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank calummcken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the Mountain are fantastic. The venicular is broken at the minute so you have to make it to the top under your own steam.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you visit Scotland you would expect politeness and a friendly reception from people in the tourist industry. We had a walk around Lock Morlich and then drove up to CairnGorm and went into the restaurant for a coffee. As we approached the girl at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank ronniemacdonald123
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Stunning scenery but we were disappointed that the funicular was out of service. We had hot chocolate to warm us through in the cafe but it was average and the cafe was cold and unwelcoming. The beautiful view from the window is currently blighted by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Juedrop70
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Having visited earlier this year we knew about the problems with the Funicular Railway but this didn't stop us having a very enjoyable walk up from the car park, even though there was snow on the ground and thick mist it was a pleasant walk,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Lakesholly
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Have visited and used the area many times for mountaineering purposes and its always been very well run around cairngorm resort, Have to say this whole sorry situation will struggle to get many people back, Information & guidance with ref to the closure is below...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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11 January 2019|
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Response from FOODTART2011 | Reviewed this property |
Views from Car Parks makes this a worthwhile trip alone, access to shop, café etc
17 November 2018|
Response from Acran | Reviewed this property |
If you take the train to the top you are not allowed to walk on the mountain. You have to remain at the café and viewpoint
31 August 2018|
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Response from C R | Reviewed this property |
You have to book a guided walk or walk up to be able to gain access to the mountain. If you go up by train you are restricted to the viewing platform at the top.