Kingussie attractions

Kingussie attractions


Kingussie Scotland HighlandsKingussie lies on the Allt Mhor in the upper valley of the River Spey. Kingussie is 70 miles north of Perth. The Cairngorm mountains rise to the east and the Monadhliath mountains rise to the west.


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AttractionsHIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUM, NEWTONMORE PH20 1AY. TEL: 01540 673551. The Highland Folk Museum, winner for the “Best Visitor Experience” in Scotland 2010 is situated 2 miles south of Kingussie. The Museum is a one-mile long, 80-acre living history site. Situated near the Cairngorm Mountains, the site offers a combination of farmland, woodland, and open areas. It portrays 200 years of Highland rural life, from the 1700s to the mid-1900s. The Museum has transformed 300 years of history by recreating a thriving 1700's township, of heather thatched turf houses with open peat fires, the original working croft still stands with horses, cattle, ducks, tractors, and farm machinery and the teacher rules in the old, tin school! A Victorian water-powered sawmill has been brought back to life along with a clock-maker's workshop, tailor's shop, 1950s summer house and post office. NEW for 2011 is the Highland cottage (1890s) and MacPherson’s Tailors Shop (1930s) relocated from Newtonmore. Interpretive Guides in period costume bring history alive, whilst old favourites are available in the 1930’s sweet shop (summer months). The introductory audio visual (19 minutes) welcomes you and the museum runs an activity programs throughout the summer holidays (see for days). Also available is a shop, café, children’s playground and picnic area with spectacular views of the Cairngorms. This is an ideal family day out and a chance to get a real feel for the history of the Scottish Highlands (3-5hrs recommended). Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an award-winning Highland attraction. Visit for more information. Location: In the centre of Kingussie.

Highland Folk Museum

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Attractions Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie are set on an old castle mound and were built by General Wade as part of the infrastructure put in place by Government after the 1715 uprising to control the rebellious Scots. The barracks was burned in 1746 by Prince Charles Edward Stuart's army on their retreat to Culloden. There is much to see at the barracks, which is open to the public, just off the road from Kingussie to Insh. About 1.5 miles south of Kingussie.

Ruthven Barracks

Attractions Waltzing Waters, Newtonmore PH20 1DR. Tel: 01540 673 752. The Waltzing Waters are an amazing blend of artistry and technology...the most elaborate, water, light and music production in the world. Visitors are overwhelmed by thousands of dazzling patterns of moving water synchronised with music! About 3 miles southwest of Kingussie.

Waltzing Waters

Attractions The Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Kingussie PH21 1NL. Tel: 01540 651270. Discover the amazing variety of wildlife found in Scotland today, such as the pine marten, wildcat, otter and red squirrel - then step back in time and meet the creatures that roamed the earth hundreds of years ago such as wolves, lynx, beaver and wild horses. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area by foot. About 3 miles northeast of Kingussie.

The Highland Wildlife Park

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