Kingussie Amenities

Kingussie hosts a wide range of facilities for the self-catering traveller, including:

  • grocery stores, news agents, and a local butchers
  • post office & bank
  • pubs & restaurants
  • Boots chemist
  • Badenoch Centre local authority gym with classes
  • Petrol station (in neighbouring Newtonmore)
More information about the village can be found at

Getting Out & About

The variety of activites available on the doorstep in Kingussie is unsurpassed, and offers a good selection for all abilities, ages and budgets. 

Below are some of the highlights:

  • Walking and climbing - whether you are a seasoned mountaineer or a weekend rambler, the National Park has something to suit everyone from forest trails to Munroe bagging in the Monadliath Mountains and Cairngorms
  • Skiing - holding some of the best snow records in Scotland, due to their inland location and high altitude, the Cairngorm Mountains provide everything you need in a modern ski area.  Lessons and equipment hire are widely available throughout Aviemore
  • Sailing, Canoeing and other watersports - the area has two watersports centres: Loch Insh & Loch Morlich.  They offer a great range of activities including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and much more
  • Mountain Biking and Cycling - the quiet back roads of the area offer a great opportunity for cycling from village to village.  There is also a cycle path that runs alongside the A9 road, between Dalwhinnie and Aviemore, then from Aviemore up to Glenmore and the Cairngorm Mountain Resort.  Bike hire is available from a number of places in Aviemore, where they will also provide equipment and maps
  • Golf - Scotland loves the sport and there is no better place for a keen golfer to be, than at its birthplace.  Visit Kingussie or Newtonmore’s 18-hole courses for a round to remember, or one of the many other courses in the area.

Local Attractions

Aside from the breathtaking range of outdoors activities available in the Cairngorms, there are also ample organised attractions to visit (especially during inclement weather!), including but certainly not limited to:

  • Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
  • Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig
  • Clan Macpherson Museum, Newtonmore
  • Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie
  • Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge
  • Cairngorms Funicular Railway, CairnGorm Mountain, Aviemore
  • Rothiemurchus Estate, Coylumbridge
  • Cairngorm Brewery, Aviemore
  • Dalwhinnie Distillery, Dalwhinnie
  • Blair Castle, Blair Atholl
  • The House of Bruar, Bruar
  • Loch Ness & Inverness - slightly further afield
  • Findhorn village and sheltered harbour on the north Moray coast
Langside Cairngorm Cottage

Images: Top - Loch Ness from Dores in summer; Bottom - the Moray Firth coast from the air in summer