The funicular railway and Ptarmigan building are closed whilst we undertake detailed structural inspections on the railway. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The cafe and shop in the Day Lodge remain open.Go discover more.... Rarest, highest, windiest, coldest.... the Cairngorms is a mountain range of extremes. CairnGorm Mountain is Britain's 6th highest and your gateway to an ancient glacial landscape. No matter what the weather, the mountain will inspire you. The mountain railway is a safe and comfortable way for visitors of all ages and ability to enjoy a journey that takes you 1097m above sea level to experience the impact of altitude on weather, the landscape and you! If you are feeling active, you can choose to walk up to the summit and then take the train down. As well as the train enjoy the mountain exhibition, wild garden, self guided trails and hopefully - whichever way you choose to explore this mountain landscape it will reward you with its views, weather, flora and fauna.
The land at the top of the railway and all around the ski area is very fragile and protected by law. We operate a system to help manage human impact on this landscape which means there is no access onto the mountain if you travel up by train in the non skiing months. It is however possible to walk up from car park level and enter the Ptarmigan Station and return using the train.It is now also possible to take a Guided Walk @ the Top every day between May and October. Watch out for more events and seasonal programmes on the web site.
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Funicular Railway - Cairngorm Mountain
Cairngorms National Park