We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glenshee Ski Centre

Cairnwell, Braemar AB35 5XU, Scotland
+44 1339 741320
Review Highlights
Great coffee and cakes

Friendly staff, nice seats with a good view, good loos. I'd go again if passing. Kids seemed to be... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Jude C
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pitstop on my way back up to Inverness.

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat really lovely food and had the company of one of there Winter... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Gary T
via mobile
Read all 147 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“blue skies” (5 reviews)
“hire shop” (2 reviews)
“great skiing” (6 reviews)
Cairnwell, Braemar AB35 5XU, Scotland
+44 1339 741320
Write a ReviewReviews (147)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, nice seats with a good view, good loos. I'd go again if passing. Kids seemed to be having fun too.

Thank Jude C
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat really lovely food and had the company of one of there Winter search and rescue dog wondering around place. If you passing is worth stopping in. I imaging in winter the place would be bouncing.

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Stopped off at Glenshee with my wife last Saturday during our drive north. Firstly we had some refreshments from the café, then purchased return tickets for the Cairnwell Chairlift. Tickets for the summer operations of the chairlift are purchased from the café. The summer operation...More

1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 11 September 2017

why on earth is this ski lift not trying to get full of tourists going up for the view. We arrived to used the lavatories and were surprised to find nobody on the lifts. the price is far too high for a one trip to...More

1  Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Drove through Glenshee on our way from Braemar to Crieff. The scenery was stunning. Wish we could have spent more time but was the end of a long day.

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I expect this is a hive of activity during the ski season, but on a cool September day it isn't. Great views and friendly well run cafe, but not a lot else to say really. Bogie the rescue dog is loveable!

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This summer in Scotland we drove through Glenshee on a sunny, 20 degree day and the scenery took our breath away. It was a magnificent sight of hills and heather. Surprisingly there were few cars on the road and we had this amazing sight to...More

Thank Di C
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I hike the area frequently, but my doesn't get around as well as she used to. Because I go to the lesser frequented areas, I hadn't been by the ski centre. I saw that the lift was running a few weeks ago, so I took...More

Thank EmptySea1962
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here when passing. Staff were friendly and the menu was excellent although it was just a coffee and cake stop for us. We took the lift to the top for amazing views.

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Glenshee and the scenery was stunning. Heather covered mountains and blue sky surrounded the area. We went up in the chair lift. The attendants on our journey up were very helpful and helped my father on and off by stopping the lift. Unfortunately...More

Thank Sae123
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
The Bothy
468 reviews
13.38 km away
Wee House of Glenshee
45 reviews
14.81 km away
Wee Bear Cafe
81 reviews
27.63 km away
Taste Braemar
175 reviews
13.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Braemar Castle
364 reviews
14.20 km away
Loch Muick
422 reviews
17.77 km away
Persie Distillery
24 reviews
26.41 km away
Edradour Distillery
1,795 reviews
26.97 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Katrina D
12 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
I think you already know the answer to that one. Chairlifts are not the best means of transport with humans let alone dogs so my answer would be definitely not due to safety issues.
20 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Chris4Scotland | Reviewed this property |
When there is no snow remaining! There has been skiing here as late as end of May, but generally the season run late December to Mid April. But is very weather dependant.
19 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Chris4Scotland | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 chairlifts at Glenshee which give access to some "blue" slopes. The beginner slopes have button tow access, with the nursery slope a rope. If you are going to board in Scotland you need to learn to use the... More