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Kingussie

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Highland Wildlife Park which includes cuddly or friendly animals

Part of Cairngorms National Park, this pretty town offers thrilling outdoor activities and beguiling Highland culture.

Kingussie is set in a picturesque location beside the River Spey, offering lovely views of the Cairngorms in the distance. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, Kingussie is a wonderful spot for cycling, fishing, golfing, pony trekking and serene riverside walks. Watch demonstrations of woodcarving and other traditional trades at the town’s folk museum, visit the exciting wildlife park nearby or cheer on Kingussie’s shinty team playing at the Dell.

Learn about Highland life at the open-air Highland Folk Museum. This living history museum is modeled after an 18th-century farming township, with walking paths leading visitors past thatch-roofed cottages. Old-fashioned buildings include a water-powered sawmill, a shepherd’s bothy (hut), a clockmaker’s workshop and a schoolhouse. Listen to recitals with traditional Highland instruments and watch demonstrations of peat-fire baking and wool-spinning.

Enjoy the scenic walk from town to the Ruthven Barracks ruins. Set imposingly on a river terrace, the barracks were one of four garrisons built by the British government after the first Jacobite rebellion in 1715. Visit at night when the crumbling barracks are illuminated by floodlight.

Tee off at the Kingussie Golf Club, a challenging 18-hole hillside course. Set high above sea level, the course offers excellent views of the national park. Watch shinty at the Dell. This amateur sport played in the Highlands is somewhat similar to field hockey.

See rare and endangered Scottish animals at Highland Wildlife Park. Drive through the reserve or take advantage of the park’s free Land Rover tours. See yak, European bison and Bactrian camels roaming freely. Listen to informative daily feeding talks presented by the animal keepers. Follow nature trails and spot more wildlife at the Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve with diverse birds including curlew, snipe and whooper swan.

Kingussie is 44 miles (71 kilometers) south of Inverness and 13 miles (21 kilometers) southwest of Aviemore. Reach the town easily by bus or train. It lies along several cycling routes. Experience some of the Highland’s best hospitality and outdoor entertainment in Kingussie.

Sonnhalde Guest House
Sonnhalde Guest House
3 out of 5
East Terrace, Kingussie, Scotland
The price is $102 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Situated in Kingussie, this property is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Kingussie Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Highland Folk Museum and Newtonmore Golf Club. Highland ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (271 reviews)
"The owner was very welcoming, kind and helpful. The room and bathroom was clean and we had a amazing view. The breakfast was delicious!"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Sonnhalde Guest House
Duke Of Gordon Hotel
Duke Of Gordon Hotel
3 out of 5
Newtonmore Road, Kingussie, Scotland
The price is $111 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Situated in Kingussie, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Kingussie Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Highland Folk Museum and Newtonmore Golf ...
3.8/5Good! (91 reviews)
"Nice traditional hotel with good staff service Very creaky floorboards in the rooms!"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2021

Duke Of Gordon Hotel
McInnes House Hotel
McInnes House Hotel
3 out of 5
Newtonmore Road, Kingussie, Scotland
The price is $166 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated in the mountains, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Kingussie Golf Club and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Highland Folk Museum. Highland Wildlife ...
4.1/5Very Good! (116 reviews)
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"Very welcoming team and swift service at dinner and breakfast. Good food."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

McInnes House Hotel
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