The area is popular amongst those who enjoy invigorating outdoor activities; water sports in the summer and snow sports in the winter. It boasts a beautiful 18 hole golf course and lies on the River Spey, popular for trout and salmon fishing. In the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, climbers and walkers will not be disappointed with the proximity of challenging mountains or meandering paths.
The village itself has a busy main street. There are plenty of hotels offering supper and entertainment, coffee, beer or vodka!! Shops here cater for essentials as well as tempting you to traditional highland fare. Whether you are looking for venison sausages or a painting to remind you of your visit, you won't be disappointed. Coire Mor, on East Terrace runs parallel with the main street which is a 5 minute walk.
There are various villages and towns within easy reach, offering plenty to do. Kincraig hosts the Highland Wildlife Park and Newtonmore, The Highland Folk Museum; both are within 5 miles of Kingussie, an ideal cycling distance.Check to see if the local shinty team are playing during your stay for something different. They are rarely beaten!
You may recognise Kingussie from the popular television show 'Monarch of the Glen'. Much of the filming was done in Kingussie and the surrounding area. The 'big house' at Ardverikie was used in filming for this show and the movie Mrs Brown. You will find little reminders of the series at Coire Mor.
Due to its location, Kingussie is also a great base for day trips to Glencoe, Fort William and many other popular 'Undiscovered Scotland' areas.
We provide lots of information and ideas for things to do in Kingussie and the surrounding area in our Welcome Pack.