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Places Of Interest

Iona Art Gallery

The Iona Gallery is set close to the centre of Kingussie, a delightful town in the heart of the Scottish Highlands with lovely cafes and beautiful scenery, within theCairngormNational Park. Our gallery, the only public art gallery in theCairngormNational park, is run by the SBSA (Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists) a group whose aims are to promote art and access to art for residents and visitors alike.

 

Ruthven Barracks

Near Kingussie in BadenochScotland are the smallest but best preserved of the four barracks built in 1719 after the 1715 Jacobite rising, set on an old castle mound. It comprises two large three-storey blocks occupying two sides of the enclosure each with two rooms per floor. The barracks and enclosing walls were loopholed for musket firing, and bastion towers were built at opposite corners. The Barracks are maintained as an Ancient Monument by Historic Scotland and are accessible at all times without entrance charge.

 

Insh Marshes

Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve is one of the most important wetlands in Europe. Between Kingussie and Kincraig on the River Spey floodplain it covers 10 square kilometres. Enjoy a springtime stroll along our nature trails and look out for nesting lapwings, redshanks and curlews. Or visit in the wintertime when the marsh floods to provide the ideal habitat for visiting flocks of whooper swans and greylag geese. Look out for roe deer and foxes from our two hides, which give you an excellent view. Some of the paths are rugged.

Open at all times without entrance charge, but donations are welcomed  to help maintain and continue the infrastructure of the pathways. Dogs are allowed on all footpaths. You can walk with your dog on any land inScotland. We encourage responsible dog walking, and ask you to keep your dog close to you, preferably on a lead, especially between 1 April and 30 June, the season many birds nest on the ground.

 

Highland Wildlife Park

Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world’s mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot. TheHighlandWildlifeParkwas opened in 1972 and is run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. TheWildlifeParkhas a wide and diverse range of animals. From native species such as the Capercaillie and Scottish Wildcat to those from further afield such as the Amur Tiger and Polar Bear. The park is open every day throughout the year.

 

Highland Folk Museum

Located Newtonmore is a one mile long, eighty acre (32 Hectare) living history site.   The site was opened in 1995 and has been proactively developed and enhanced. Within sight of the Cairngorm Mountains this interesting and varied landscape site combines farmland, woodland and open areas. These areas are interpreted through re-located and re-created buildings and features, working demonstrations and live interpreters.

 

Cairngorm Mountain and Funicular Railway

The highest and most extensive range of arctic mountain landscape anywhere in the British Isles is an unforgettable experience. Discover the beauty of the Cairngorm mountain range with its unique eco system; experience the impact of altitude on weather, the landscape and the people. From the unspoilt tracks of the ancient Caledonian Forest the mountain railway is a comfortable journey taking you 1097m above sea level to near the summit of the mountain. From the viewing platform there are breathtaking views of this ancient land, flora and fauna. The mountain railway is open throughout the year but may be restricted during the winter months to skiers.