Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore

4.2
#1 of 8 in Winter Sports in Scotland
Must see · Ski Area · Mountain
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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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  • Didn't really know what to expect. In my minds eye, something akin to Penny Gent meets Roseberry Topping perhaps? Well neither to be frank and this became clear when entering the car park (under... 
    Didn't really know what to expect. In my minds eye, something akin to Penny Gent meets Roseberry Topping perhaps? Well neither to be frank and this became clear when entering the car park (under...  more »
  • The staff were absolutely fantastic. They were so friendly and were doing their best to keep everyone safe. The big slides were good fun and my boy enjoyed himself. It is a little tiring pulling the....  more
    The staff were absolutely fantastic. They were so friendly and were doing their best to keep everyone safe. The big slides were good fun and my boy enjoyed himself. It is a little tiring pulling the....  more »
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  • Nice walk through the Cairngorms. The base is nice, but unfortunately the Funicular is currently out of action, would’ve been fun to go on. The car park is £3, which is pretty steep, so most people, including us, parked on the street, like a minutes walk away from the buildings. Also, the shop is small and feels really quite dingy, but has a great video of them making the base. Would definitely recommend going.
  • 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.

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