Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Glenmore

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Visit a herd of 50 free-range reindeer at , located in the Cairngorm mountains. Join a daily tour from the Reindeer House to go on a hill walk in search of the herd. Feed and pet reindeer--if you can find them--under the supervision of a trained reindeer herder. Stroke a reindeer's soft velvety nose, and be charmed by its friendly nature. In addition to the daily tour, you can book a half-day reindeer trek across the lower slopes of the Cairngorms, where you can lead and feed your own reindeer. To visit Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and get the most from your holiday in Aviemore, create itinerary details personal to you using our Aviemore holiday planner .
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  • This is a great experience for all the family. The nice visitor center and the paddock with reindeer is just a first glimpse. The real thing is visiting the herd, spending time with the friendly reind...  more »
  • We have been to see both the reindeer in the corral next to the herd on the Hill. It was magnificent. The boys call the best thing about our holiday in Scotland. the reindeer are reachable with a nice little walk. just arrived you are surrounded by these wonderful and docile animals. the guide was very nice and very informative. We hold back long enough but if you hurry you can reenter it yourself without waiting for the group with which he hopped. We got there about 30 minutes before departure and we found a place (28 July)
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  • Great staff, explain everything well, where to go, what to do, what not to do, and great knowledge about the reindeer and history of the centre etc. All in all a great experience, just a little expens...  more »
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  • The trip to visit the reindeer was one of the best parts of our trip to Scotland. Feeding and petting these animals was wonderful! It was a pretty walk up a hill to the pasture (wear mud boots) where we got to feed and pet the reindeer. Our guide was knowledgeable and patient in answering our questions. I could've sat on top of the hill with those reindeer all day; it isn't something I'll forget! I went with my 4 year old who managed the walk just fine and had fun feeding the deer and jumping in mud.
  • Friendly place with clear love for reindeer. The paddocks are not very exciting, but the real fun is up in the fields. At least when you're not blinded by midges. Refunds are kindly offered if midges are super abundant. The reindeer are very comfortable around people and it is perfectly safe to feed them. Many are not fond of being petted, but will mob you for food. Wear good footwear, it's muddy in the field.
  • Lovely trip up the hill to the reindeer. We where about 12 people but it felt pretty intimate. More the gender taking us up to see her herd than just a play for tourists and their money.
  • WoW what a beautiful place to visit. A must see for everyone who visit the highlands. Really great tour and a great guide. This man is telling everything about the reindeers.
  • Loved our experience getting right up close and feeding the reindeer. The 3 guides on the day with the group were very informative and friendly!

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