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Meet a Reindeer This Christmas at the Cairngorm Reindeer Parade

Meet a Reindeer This Christmas at the Cairngorm Reindeer Parade

Posted by Hilton Coylumbridge, November, 2015

Here at the Hilton Coylumbridge, we’re already gearing up for what guarantees to be another fabulous festive season in this glorious corner of Scotland. We’re perfecting our Christmas recipes, polishing up our baubles and generally pulling out all the stops to give our guests the seasonal spectacle of a lifetime.

But for all the lavish luxury and exquisite service the Hilton Coylumbridge team can offer, there’s one thing you sadly won’t see strolling in our historic rooms and walkways – Santa’s reindeer. Nevertheless, as we just so happened to be right on the doorstep of the most beautiful countryside which also happens to be home to Britain's only free-ranging reindeer herd, it’s yet another magical box ticked in your perfect Christmas checklist.

The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Take it from us when we say there is simply no such thing as not falling head over heels in love with these incredible animals. What makes a visit to this unique Centre in Glenmore so special is the way in which not only is the herd meticulously well cared for, each member is also fantastically friendly and tame.  As such, this may be the only opportunity you have to meet and mingle with a free-ranging reindeer herd out in the wild, while enjoying the kind of close-contact you’d associate more with a petting zoo.

At present, there are around 150 of these magnificent animals in the herd, ranging on the Cairngorm Mountains and a little further away on the Glenlivet Estate. To catch a glimpse of these iconic creatures at any time of the year is magical to say the least – doing so in the midst of the festive season however is something altogether more soul-stirring.

Flanked by the most incredible countryside in the midst of a genuine winter wonderland, you’ll find it hard to believe you’re not standing in the pages of a real-life fairy-tale. Embark on an enjoyable hill walk to visit and meet with the herd’s tame reindeer on the hills and pastures, or take the opportunity to make your acquaintance with those residing in the nearby paddock. 

Whichever option you choose, this the kind of experience you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life.

Sublime Seasonal Breaks

Here at the Hilton Coylumbridge, we’re once again delighted and proud to have assembled a wide range of short-break packages throughout the Christmas period and beyond. There is simply no better time to sample the true delights of Scotland than the very heart of the holiday season – one taste of what’s on offer and you’ll be hooked for life!

From our legendary Hogmanay Celebration to our truly Magical Christmas Breaks and all the excuse for a festive Party Night you could ever wish for, we’ll stop at nothing to deliver the seasonal break you’ve always dreamed of.

For more information on meeting the reindeer this Christmas or to discuss our deals further, give the Hilton Coylumbridge team a call today on 01479 810661.