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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]

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. Open all the time. A ruined eighteenth-century fort, stands just across the Spey, a short walk from the railway station. Maintained by Historic Scotland. Free. Ruthven Barracks on Wikipedia Ruthven Barracks (Q1815785) on Wikidata
  • 2 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, +44 1540 651270. Safari park and zoo. Highland Wildlife Park on Wikipedia Highland Wildlife Park (Q1617948) on Wikidata
  • 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 on Wikipedia Highland Folk Museum (Q2287126) on Wikidata


  • Hillwalk. Kingussie is a good base for walking in the Cairngorms.


  • 1 Co-op, 24 High St.. daily 6am - 10pm. Supermarket


  • 1 The Cross at Kingussie, Tweed Mill Brae, Ardbroilach Road, PH21 1LB, +44 1540 661166. AA five star rated restaurant with rooms
  • 2 The Tipsy Laird, 68 High St, +44 1540 661708. dinner Tue - Sat 5pm - 9pm & Sun 5pm - 8pm, lunch Wed - Sun 12pm - 4pm. Restauarant and bunkhouse (beds from £20) mains fom £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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