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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.
Tours To Cairngorm Mountain
3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $663
Duration: 3 days
Cairngorm Mountains,Outlander & Whisky 8 Seater full day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $100
Duration: 8 hours
Private Cairngorm National Park tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $588
Duration: 4 to 12 hours
Cairngorm Mountain Reviews
Cairngorms is just breathtaking and it literally was today. The rain was horizontal and hit you like a sandblaster. Scenery watching in car was best we could do, but still amazing. more »
This cafe has a fabulous position with a great view....which is partially obscured by the great big snow making machine which emits a smell of diesel. What a pity it wasn’t placed in a different... 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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