Glenfinnan - The Harry Potter bridge

The village of Kingussie is about 15 miles south of the popular resort of Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. To find out more about the area, you may wish to use the links below or on the right hand side for specific activies.

The Cairngorms National Park appears in National Geographic 20 Best Trips of 2011.

Kingussie Local Community
Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Ski Conditions and Weather Information


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.


Kingussie Restaurants
  • The Auld Alliance - 01540 661506 - A fantastic restaurant with rooms and just across the road, so no designated driver required. The French owner Lydie works with children in the local community and runs a cookery school. There is a set price menu for 3 courses with lots of choice, fabulous food and great wine, but call to make a reservation.
  • The Cross - 01540 661762 - Another great restaurant with rooms within walking distance and comes highly recommended, again you must call to make a reservation.
  • Duke of Gordon Hotel - 01540 661302 - Traditional Scottish dinner.
  • Happy Days Fish & Chip Take Away - 01540 661175 - No reservation required for sitting in! An inexpensive meal out and children are most welcome. Alternatively, take away and have a picnic by the duck reserve.
  • The Silver Fjord - 01540 661292 - Traditional cooking for bar lunch/supper, dinner or traditional Sunday lunch.

Aviemore is still a very popular tourist resort, with a huge amount of activities for families. You may have spent time at Santa Claus Land as a child, which sadly is no longer, but in place are a host of adventurous things to do such as ice skating, dry ski slope and horse riding. The Colyumbridge Hotel is still popular for swim lunches and days out geared around the family.

Due to host Adventure Travel World Summit in October 2011..

Loch Morlich
Horse Riding
Off-Road Driving
Water Sports
Winter Sports