Kingussie

Travel Guide
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.

Columba House Hotel & Garden Restaurant
Columba House Hotel & Garden Restaurant
3 out of 5
Manse Road, Kingussie, Scotland, PH21 1JF
The price is $62 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Kingussie. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Kingussie Golf Club and Highland Folk Museum ...
3.8/5 Good! (80 reviews)
Reasonably priced hotel great location
"The hotel is a lovely old building large rooms. It is a very reasonable price given its location. It will appeal to one or two night stays. With no on-site staff and a digital key box to collect and return room keys it was unusual but worked."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Columba House Hotel & Garden Restaurant
Duke Of Gordon Hotel
Duke Of Gordon Hotel
3 out of 5
Newtonmore Road, Kingussie, Scotland, PH21 1HE
The price is $118 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Stay at this 3-star eco-friendly hotel in Kingussie. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and breakfast. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (134 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

Duke Of Gordon Hotel
The Silverfjord
The Silverfjord
3 out of 5
Ruthven Road, Kingussie, Scotland, PH21 1ES
The price is $75 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly inn in Kingussie. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (116 reviews)
"Property is in good location and in nice condition. Room was clean. However, no many aminities like shampoo or even the WiFi that we never got in our room. Parking is supposed to be included but we were told to park somewhere else on the street. Overall I think is too expensive for what you get."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

The Silverfjord
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Shetland Cottage
Shetland Cottage
3 out of 5
Meadowside House, Kingussie, Scotland, PH21 1LX
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Kingussie. Enjoy free parking, a terrace, and a garden. Popular attractions Highland Wildlife Park and Loch Insh are located nearby. ...
Shetland Cottage
Glasphein Annex
Glasphein Annex
Inverness, Scotland
Stay at this apartment in Inverness. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Inverness Castle and Culloden Battlefield are located ...
Glasphein Annex
Macdonald Spey Valley Resort
Macdonald Spey Valley Resort
3.5 out of 5
Dalfaber Drive, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1ST
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in Aviemore. Enjoy free parking, a golf course, and WiFi. Our guests praise the pool and the spacious rooms in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (78 reviews)
"Great location and the grounds were well maintained. Food in the restaurant was also to a high standard. What let them down was the cleanliness off the chalet. Glass was all finger marks from previous lodgers and the oven looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in months. Spider webs and heavy dust on ..."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Macdonald Spey Valley Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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