Kingussie

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Highland Wildlife Park showing 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
The price is AU$105 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Kingussie Golf Club and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore Golf Club and Highland ...
3.9/5Good! (61 reviews)
"We stayed in the ministers room. The room was fine."

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2021

Columba House Hotel & Garden Restaurant
Duke Of Gordon Hotel
Duke Of Gordon Hotel
3 out of 5
Newtonmore Road, Kingussie, Scotland
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$168 per night from 2 Oct. to 2 Oct.
Situated in Kingussie, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Kingussie Golf Club and within 3 miles (5 km) of Highland Folk Museum and Newtonmore Golf ...
3.8/5Good! (96 reviews)
"Nice homely traditional hotel, friendly staff"

Reviewed on 10 Sep. 2021

Duke Of Gordon Hotel
Sonnhalde Guest House
Sonnhalde Guest House
3 out of 5
East Terrace, Kingussie, Scotland
The price is AU$159 per night from 19 Sep. to 19 Sep.
Situated in Kingussie, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Kingussie Golf Club and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore Golf Club and Highland ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (276 reviews)
"Beautiful room with a wonderful view. Great customer service with homely breakfast. Had a wonderful experience with family."

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2021

Sonnhalde Guest House
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Two Storey House With Fabulous Mountain Views
Two Storey House With Fabulous Mountain Views
Sneuk Head, Kingussie, SCT
This family-friendly Kingussie holiday home is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Kingussie Golf Club and Highland Wildlife Park. Loch Insh and ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Great location
"Perfect place for our family of 8. Close to all available activities"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2021

Two Storey House With Fabulous Mountain Views
The Neuk
The Neuk
4 out of 5
10 The Brae, Kingussie, Scotland
Situated in Kingussie, this cabin is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Loch Insh and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Highland Wildlife Park. Kingussie Golf Club and Craigellachie National ...
The Neuk
Glenfeshie House
Glenfeshie House
4 out of 5
Glenfeshie, Kingussie, Scotland
Situated in Kingussie, this holiday home is 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from Loch Insh and within 12 miles (20 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Loch an Eilein. Speyside ...
Glenfeshie House
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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