Cairngorm Reindeer Herd (Aviemore) Reviews
Description:Address: Glenmore / Aviemore / Inverness-shire PH22 1QU / Scotland / Come see Britain's only Reindeer herd.
Newest Review: ... animals. Reindeer feeding sessions are held daily at 11:00 am (there's a further trip at 2:00 pm from May to September). The visitor must buy tickets at Reindeer House (£9.00 adult, £4.50 children), and then wait in their car at the appointed time. The reindeer guide will then drive past and visitors' cars must follow him or her in a procession to a car park further up the mountain. Once ... more
Customer Cairngorm Reindeer Herd (Aviemore) Reviews (1)
by - written on 24/05/09 (Very useful, 330 readings)
Reindeer were native to Scotland and existed there until around 1000 years ago. Then climate change forced them north and humans finished the job of extinction. The country was then reindeer-less until 1952 when a Swedish reindeer herder visited the Cairngorms and asked "where are all the reindeer". Mikel Usti then brought some of his reindeer from Sweden; the herd has gone from strength to strength and there are now around 150 of these magnificent creatures roaming the Cairngorms. Reindeer are incredible animals. Their cold weather adaptations are amazing. A reindeer can lie in snow for hours and, when it gets up, the snow underneath it will be ... Read the complete review