Cairngorm Mountain Railway Near Aviemore


Cairngorm Ski Area, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, PH22 1RB

    Ride the UK's highest funicular railway all year round for spectacular views and guided mountain walks from the top and for skiing and snowboarding.

    CairnGorm Mountain is Britain's 6th highest mountain and lies 9 miles from Aviemore, just off the A9 to Inverness in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.  Renowned as Scotland's premier snowsports resort for over 50 years it offers skiing and snowboarding on 30km of runs in the winter. The funicular mountain railway there enables visitors to discover the mountain all year round and in a variety of unforgettable ways....

    Take the train up to the Top Station 1097m above sea level, and experience the impact of altitude on the weather, the landscape and the spectacular views. Alternatively walk up to the top and relax on the train coming down, enjoying the spectacular scenery as you descend.

    You can also get out at the top for a guided walk with one of our rangers from May to October. The Walk @ The Top is a 90 minute guided walk starting from the Top Station and taking a circular route to the summit.  Our guiding team covers fascinating topics and the walks are suitable for most abilities from family groups or novices to experts.

    CairnGorm Mountain offers two different guided mountain bike descents which run through spectacular moorland, past sparkling burns and along forest trails.  There are two guided descents on offer:  Ridge to River Mountain Bike Descent and Hill Track Mountain Bike Descent. Click here for more information on prices, times and booking.

    You can also explore the mountain at your own pace in your own time using our self-guided trails network from the car park.

    Once you are at the top, enjoy lunch at the Ptarmigan Restaurant, at over 3000 ft it is the highest restaurant in the UK.

    The Ptarmigan Restaurant is also available for private hire for weddings, dinners and anniversaries and has both civil and religious wedding licenses and a dedicated team to create a unique event.

    4 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold Children Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open New Year
    Opening Times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Restaurant
    • Self Service
    • Shop
    • Snack Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area


    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Aviemore Railway Station follow Grampian Road (Main Street) to south end of village, turn left on to Ski Road B970 and continue 10 miles to Cairngorm Ski Area.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness Airport, take A9 south to Aviemore then follow Ski Road B970 to Cairngorm.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant


    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters
      • There are verbal announcements for stops at each floor

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the ramp
    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the steps


    • Tactile routes for visitors with visual impairments
      • throughout facility
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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