Out and About from the Osprey Hotel in Kingussie!

Kingussie is a small town in the Highlands of Scotland, in the Cairngorm National Park, lying at the foothills of the Cairngorm and Monadhliath Mountain Ranges, and is the capital of Badenoch. It is some 42 miles south of Inverness.

It is adjacent (3 miles) to Newtonmore, and close to the winter sports centres of Aviemore, and the Cairngorm Mountain. The area gained (more) prominence in the TV Series, "Monarch of the Glen". It is also justifiably famous for its salmon and trout fishing.

The town itsself lies on the Gynack Burn (translated from the Gaelic "Allt Gynack"), which rises to the east of Loch Gynack, and empties into the River Spey not far from Ruthven Barracks. The town lies in the heart of spectacular Highland scenery, and is an ideal location for outdoor pursuits of all kinds.

Local amenities include independent craft and gift shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and visitor attractions. Other local attractions (links open in a new window) include:

Angling. The type of fishing is all fresh water, but with a fairly small variety of fish types. However there is great fishing to be had as most of the river and loch systems are considered to be pristine and pollution free. Migratory fish are, of course, Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout with the normal residents you might expect such as Brown Trout, Char, Pike, and Eel.

  • Salmon and Trout fishing.

  • 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.
  • The Highland Wildlife Park.

  • Travel through the beautiful Cairngorm National Park in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountains on the longest most scenic steam heritage railway in Scotland.
  • The Strathspey Steam Railway.

  • Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve is one of the most important wetlands in Europe.
  • Insh Marshes.

  • When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come.
  • Loch Garten.

  • An infantry barracks erected in 1719 following the Jacobite rising of 1715, with two ranges of quarters and a stable block. Captured and burnt by Prince Charles Edward Stuartís army in 1746.
  • Ruthven Barracks.

  • Welcome to CairnGorm Mountain, the UK's favourite snowsports resort.
  • The Cairngorm Mountain and Funicular Railway.

  • Conveniently situated on the A9, nine miles north of Pitlochry, no trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to The Home of Country Clothing.
  • The House of Bruar.

  • The Highland Folk Museum, recognized as Britain's first mainland open air museum opened at Kingussie in 1944.
  • The Highland Folk Museum.

  • Loch Insh is the ideal place for a family day out.
  • Loch Insh Watersports.

  • Dalwhinnie Distillery stands in the Cairngorm National Park at the heart of the Scottish Highlands in the village of Dalwhinnie
  • Dalwhinnie Distillery.

  • Discover Blair Castle and go on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl.
  • Blair Castle.

  • This woodland was the second Forest Park created by the Forestry Commission back in 1948, and remains its most northerly.
  • Glenmore Forest Park.

  • Be inspired by the scenery, enjoy relaxing or adventurous outdoor activities, and share our passion for delicious estate produce.
  • Rothiemurchus Estate.

  • The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is Britain's only herd of reindeer, found free ranging in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. These tame and friendly animals are a joy to all who come and see them.
  • The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd.

  • The Cairngorm Brewery Company, established in 2001, is situated in the village of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.
  • The Cairngorm Brewery Company.