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Kingussie is a town in the Scottish Highlands. Kingussie is in the Cairngorms National Park, and is a good base for exploring the park.

Ruthven Barracks

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

By car[edit]

  • Kingussie is just off the A9, the main road north to Inverness.

By bus[edit]

Most of the buses along the A9 bypass Kingussie, and there's usually only one Citylink bus per day from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.

Get around[edit]

High Street, Kingussie

The town can easily be explored on foot, but a car or bicycle could be useful for seeing the surrounding countryside.


  • 1 Ruthven Barracks. Always open. A ruined 18th century fort, stands just across the Spey about 1 mile from the railway station. Maintained by Historic Scotland. Free. Ruthven Barracks (Q1815785) on Wikidata Ruthven Barracks on Wikipedia
  • 2 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (5 miles NE of Kingussie), +44 1540 651270. Safari park and zoo. Highland Wildlife Park (Q1617948) on Wikidata Highland Wildlife Park on Wikipedia
  • 3 Highland Folk Museum, Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, PH20 1AY, +44 1540 673551. Apr-Aug daily 10:30-17:30, Sep-Oct daily 11:00-16:30, Nov-Mar closed. Open air museum of ordinary highland life based in nearby Newtonmore. Free, donations welcome. Highland Folk Museum (Q2287126) on Wikidata Highland Folk Museum on Wikipedia


  • Walk: Kingussie is a good base for walking in the Cairngorms.
  • Newtonmore Highland Games are held there in early August on "The Eilean". The next event is probably Sat 1 Aug 2020 but tbc.


  • 1 Co-op Food, 24 High St Kingussie PH21 1RH. Daily 06:00-22:00. Convenience supermarket.


  • 1 The Cross at Kingussie, Tweed Mill Brae, Ardbroilach Road PH21 1LB, +44 1540 661166. AA five star rated restaurant with rooms.
  • 2 Tipsy Laird, 68 High St PH21 1HZ, +44 1540 661708. Daily 11:00-23:00. Restaurant and bunkhouse (beds from £20). Mains from £10.



  • 1 Greystones B&B, Acres Road (At the Kingussie traffic lights turn up Ardbroilach Road. Take the 4th right turn into Acres Road, Greystones B&B is to the end on the right.), +44 1540 661052. Lovely house, very friendly owners who have dogs in the house. from £30 (breakfast from £6).
  • 2 Arden House, Newtonmore Rd, +44 1540 661369.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Kingussie
InvernessAviemore  NE UK road A9.svg S  Blair AthollPerth

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