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Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Fascinating trip

Knowledgeable and passionate guide introduced us to a herd of 41 reindeer, after a hike, before... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jennybhk
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Hong Kong, China
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Great Day Out

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours - the guide Ruth was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CarolineHuk
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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The hills are turning green, the sun is mostly shining and spring is here to stay! Take a visit to see Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural habitat. May is an exciting time for us reindeer herders as antlers are beginning to grow and it’s calving season! Visits go every day at 11am and 2.30pm at this time of year, follow a reindeer herder as you make your way up to the mountain enclosure, walk amongst reindeer, stroking and feeding them as the herder tells you more about them. Situated in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park, you will also enjoy beautiful views of the Cairngorm Mountains. The walk takes around 20 minutes and will cross some rough and muddy ground on the mountainside so make sure you’ve got some sturdy footwear and some nice cosy layers! Spaces are limited so please arrive in good time for your chosen visit. For those less able, from Easter to New Year, you can visit a small group of reindeer in the paddock & exhibition at the Centre, quizzes and crafts for children.
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Knowledgeable and passionate guide introduced us to a herd of 41 reindeer, after a hike, before which you need to drive 5mins from the visitor centre to the "sugar bowl car park". The start time of the tour is from the car park where the...More

1  Thank jennybhk
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours - the guide Ruth was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Our Grandsons thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the reindeer and feeding them. They especially liked Kips who was really cheeky. It is was lovely to get...More

Thank CarolineHuk
Cairngorm Reind... C, Reindeer Herder at Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Really glad to hear you enjoyed it so much! I will be sure to pass the message on to Ruth! Best Wishes, Lotti

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned a trip to see the reindeer after adopting one last year. The fact that the reindeer are in the UK is a huge bonus as no need to head off to colder climates to see them. We arrived at the visitor centre...More

1  Thank sgwalklate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the centre at 10.20 am and booked in for next walk at 10.40 am. Drove a half mile to the meeting place which was a car park at the foot of the Cairngorm mountain. Took a lovely short walk (a half mile) through...More

1  Thank robinred0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the herd this morning and was not disappointed! Although the hill trek advises it is about 25 minutes, it is not hard at all and there are lots of stops to learn about the deer. I didn't expect the experience to be quite...More

2  Thank LouB0404
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to stumble upon this in my guidebook, and it was the highlight of our holiday. It's cheap enough (they offer student discount) and the reindeer herders are so enthusiastic about their livestock. Pay to go on their hill excursion and you...More

2  Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good small enclosure near the shop with a few Reindeer. Easy drive to car park where we were met by two members of staff. Interesting talks on the way to see and feed the Reindeer. Fairly steep climb, but pace was fine for two 60...More

2  Thank DenSin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit during feeding time and got the chance to feed the reindeer, they are beautiful animals.

1  Thank CatanLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are even remotely interested in animals/reindeer then you need to do this. It was so amazing being up close with these beautiful creatures and you get to hand feed them! Julia, our guide, was super friendly and obviously knew a lot about them....More

1  Thank Rhiannon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Reindeer hill walk yesterday and it was so much fun! Ollie, our guide, was very knowledgable and provided us with plenty of information about the herd. The Reindeer were very entertaining and you get to spend plenty of time of interacting with...More

1  Thank travelgrrrl1
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Stephen S
8 June 2017|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi Stephen, As others have said, our prices are £14 for adults, £11 for concessions and £8 for children for the Hill Trip, and £3.50 for adults, £3 concessions and £2.50 for children for the Paddocks. Age 4 and unders are... More
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Angel M
28 April 2017|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hello, There will be a guided Hill Trip to meet and feed the reindeer herd at 2.30pm on Monday 15th May. It is first come, first served for tickets, so try and arrive by 1.30pm on the 15th (tickets are not able to be... More
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Catherine G
2 January 2017|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi There, We open back up again on the 11th of February. Visits are both weather and reindeer dependent at this time of year as we have to locate the herd every day and the mountain can be stormbound. It's definitely worth... More
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