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Great chairlift, great cafe.

We stopped here on a Scotland tour. We didn’t actually use the chairlift as didn’t have time, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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The road driving to it amazing. The views amazing. Went on the ski lift views at the top were... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Helen W
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Cairnwell, Braemar AB35 5XU, Scotland
+44 1339 741320
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a Scotland tour. We didn’t actually use the chairlift as didn’t have time, but it was £10 return. The cafe had lots of choice and the cappuccino was perfect.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The road driving to it amazing. The views amazing. Went on the ski lift views at the top were breathtaking. £10 return. Tea and cake at the bottom good value for money. Staff were friendly and so was the dog.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We visited to take a chair lift ride up the mountain. It wasn't cheap but it was worth it. The kids thought it was brilliant, and the views were stunning. The staff were great and we had a good chat with the gentleman doing the...More

1  Thank jolane73
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We stopped here on our way through to Braemar and we were blown away by the scenery. We had incredible weather hot and sunny so the views were amazing! The café is great and very friendly staff..!

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Large car park. Cafe open even when the skiing season isn’t! Even one of the chair lifts runs (£10 return trip) if you fancy a sightseeing ride! Toilets a little basic and bleak. Nice little cafe. Friendly staff and good food. Nice coffee too. Excellent...More

1  Thank NottmFoody
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Stopped off at Glenshee today,whilst out for a run in the car. Absolutely beautiful place with lovely scenery.went into the cafe for tea and cake. Such a nice day we sat outside. Toffee cameras absolutely delicious and prices very reasonable. Will definitely return for a...More

1  Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Having walked these munros a number of times we decided to get chairlift and run along the tops instead. Brilliant idea as you get practically right up to Cairnwell and you can do some great high level running. We only did chairlift one way as...More

1  Thank liz c
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Now in the midst of summer whilst passing we decide to give the Ski Cafe some business rather than carry on over to Braemar. Whilst I am sure it is a welcome venue during the ski season when the Centre is busy - in the...More

Thank 4wheelman
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Climbed a few Munros earlier in the week and saw that the ski lift was running so thought I'd head back later before I headed home. £10 to go up and down the mountain on the lift was great value I thought and the operators...More

Thank Peaceypro
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Were not too impressed. Just a ski lift to the top and back down again and a cafe Some of our party did the chair lift but were pretty cold when they came down even though it was a very hot day.

Thank SheilaH702
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Peaceypro | Reviewed this property |
I would say no as it wouldn't be safe due to the way the bar holds you in
Jamie G
5 February 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Not to sure just depends on the weather forecast I always check on there Facebook page to see what slopes are open and how much snow has fallen
Jess E
11 January 2018|
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Response from Dawn H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but they are proper wooden (deep) sledges so there has to be lots of snow to be able to use them we bought cheap small ones for our kids and they loved them 😃