Base Station, Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on one of Scotland’s top scenic rides, namely the Funicular Railway which transports visitors up Cairn Gorm mountain to the Ptarmigan Top Station at a height of  1097 meters (3598 feet). (Cairn Gorm summit reaches a height of 1245 m (4084 ft.).

This railway is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Base Station is about twenty minutes (by car) S.E.of the village of Aviemore which in turn is a centre for outdoor activities.

More information:

  • Operation of the railway is weather dependent but in normal conditions trains run daily at thirty minute intervals,
  • About two hours should be allowed for the round trip.
  • At the top (Ptarmigan Top Station) there are shops, a restaurant and stunning views with latter subject to visibility and weather conditions.
  • Activities include guided mountain biking and guided walks.
  • Warm clothing recommended.

Overall, a unique and stunning experience.

Video view from Ptarmigan Top Station, Cairn Gorm

Video clip of journey down Cairn Gorm in Funicular Railway

Funicular Railway Car, Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Scotland

View North-West from Ptarmigan Top Station, Cairn Gorm