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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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A must do!

This was an amazing experience and the reindeer were so tame and friendly. It was so nice to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christie T
via mobile
Beautiful Experience

The reindeer are beautiful. They had moved away from us, so we gave them a call, (as you do when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrienne F
Napier, New Zealand
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience and the reindeer were so tame and friendly. It was so nice to see animals in their own habitat and not in cages or enclosures. Olly the guy that took us on the tour was very knowledgeable and made sure...More

Thank Christie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reindeer are beautiful. They had moved away from us, so we gave them a call, (as you do when you're farmers calling your stock) and they lifted their heads and came back towards us, just a stunning sight and to be so close to...More

Thank Adrienne F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely experience with these animals in their natural habitat. After a short climb, and an interesting explanation by the guide about the reindeer, their habitat and how they found their way here, you are given the opportunity to hand feed the reindeer.

1  Thank Ruben C
Reviewed 1 week ago

First encountered between Ben McGui and Cairn Gorm. They cam out of the fog rigth on the path. They werent shy or afraid of People. Second encounter Down by the Ryvoan Bothy on the way from The Queens Forest up Meall a' Bhuachaille and back...More

Thank Bjørn E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I are in our 30s and we absolutely LOVED the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd. We did the Hill Walk (as opposed to the paddock visit) and would recommend as the best way to see and interact with the reindeer. The walk is easy...More

1  Thank Ashleymb14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feeding the Reindeer on the mountainside is one of those experiences that should be on everyones bucket lists. What an amazing experience. We visited in September which meant they had a herd in a paddock that we could interact with and feed. There was a...More

1  Thank Nicky A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I left Inverness and drove over to feed the reindeer. I arrived approximately 10:20 am for the 11 am guide on Saturday Aug. 26th and it had been raining. Went to the office, purchased a tour and drove to the location I was told. I...More

1  Thank 132Karen132
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its been great pleasure to be with super friendly reindeers. The lady who guided us shares the history of that place and information was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this place to spend some worthy time with these nature gifted animals.

1  Thank srilil9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been told to get there early , the first tour was at 11am so we were there at about 10am, booked onto the tour and then had a look around the little shop and paddock were there were a few reindeer, we had...More

1  Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful day and time spent. The area is beautiful, the guides are knowledgeable and very thoughtful, its a wonderful day in nature with amazing animals.

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Questions & Answers
3 August 2017|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry for the slow reply! You should allow about an hour for the Paddock area with a 6 year old, as they will be the ideal age for all the children's activities there. Best wishes Hen
Stephen S
9 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
Angel M
28 April 2017|
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