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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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Great even had snow on top, however so disappointed to hear this place has be en allowed to run down services, no train or chairlift up to allow ski ing. I believe it was a private company running thi... more »
Arrived on a cold and frosty Saturday morning the car park only had 4 cars in We found out why the furnicular train still not working. This was a great disappointment to both of us as we couldn't make... 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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