A trip up the Cairngorm Funicular

The UK’s highest mountain railway journey offers spectacular views of an ancient Scottish mountain landscape and the viewing terrace at the top offers you the best weather watching opportunity in Britain. All seasons in 1 hour or less……The mountain is the most popular visitor attraction with the Cairngorms National Park.

Visitors travel in safety and comfort on a 2km journey from the Base Station at car park level (635m) to the Ptarmigan Top Station 1097m above sea level and just below the summit of Cairn Gorm mountain – Britain’s 6th highest mountain.

Due to the fragile nature of the mountain landscape CairnGorm Mountain operates a visitor management system that assists in protecting the site. It is not normally possible to go up on the railway and then walk out onto the mountain from the Top Station in the non skiing months. However between 17th July and 31st October 2010 they run guided walks to the summit from the Top Station.

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