Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore

#1 of 7 in Winter Sports in Scotland
Must see · Ski Area · Mountain
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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  • Great fun at the tubing today although if I were to offer advice for improvement, I would increase the slot time to 45 minutes. Young children take a while to get back up the hill so my children.....  more »
  • Went tubing with my son. Great value , wouldn’t think 30 minutes was long enough but we managed around 20 goes on the slides. People helping were great, friendly and polite. Coffee on the cafe.....  more »
  • We went climbing (savage slit) and had a coffee and scone by the fire.. quite pleasant but the radio being on was a bit annoying. The girl serving hot drinks was very nice gave me extra butter, was also hot 😍
  • Lovely place in summer with a shop, a cafe and restaurant. However, on this august 2019, we were told that the railway is broken for at least one year...

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