What to Do

Glengarry is surrounded by many opportunities for leisure pursuits.  In Kingussie you have the superb Badenoch Sports Centre and after a session in the gym why not treat yourself to a massage or pamper yourself with a facial, manicure, pedicure or reiki by one of our local specialists. 

A short walk from Kingussie is Ruthven Barracks which was burnt down by the Jacobites after the battle of Culloden in 1746 and 2 miles away is the award winning Highland Folk Museum.
Highland Folk Museum Highland Folk Museum Clan Macpherson
Kingussie is the home of the game of Shinty (Camanachd) and the local team can be seen showing off their skills of
speed, stamina and courage on a Saturday afternoon.  

Kingussie is known as the LittleTown of Festivals and this year has something to suit everyones taste

Early August heralds the annual Macpherson Clan Rally with pipe bands, highland games, ceilidh and much more.  
The Sunday Christmas Shopping day in December is a must and of course the visit of Father Christmas and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. 

Hogmanay provides many opportunities for celebration with a torchlight procession and fireworks preceding the midnight hour.
Christmas Shopping Highland Band Christmas Reindeer

For the energetic there is Loch Insh Water Sports close by and we are surrounded by several Munros for the more adventurous walkers and climbers. 

Golfing in the area is second to none, with Kingussie’s own 18 hole course redesigned by Harry Vardon in 1908 on your doorstep. The course is set in some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery.

 Kingussie Golf Course

Bird watchers will be spoilt for choice with the world famous Insh Marshes within easy walking distance from Glengarry.  Ospreys can be seen at nearby Loch Garten and also from the church car park ast Kincriag. For a more leisurely view of wildlife visit the renowned tea room at Inshriach Nursery where you will see a myriad of birds and red squirrels at close quarters, whilst sampling the most delicious cakes. 

The River Spey and local lochs provide excellent fishing and traditional field sports, stalking and shooting in season, can all be arranged locally. 

For the wildlife enthusiast a visit to the Highland Wildlife Park to see Tigers, Pandas, Polar Bears and Monkeys is a must.  For those who want to experience Scottish wildlife we have a diverse range in the Highlands and Speyside Wildlife can offer you an experience never to be forgotten watching badgers, pine martins, red deer and more. 

We can arrange guided wildlife tours or hiking on a one to one basis, with Dave Pierce from Eagle Encounters. Dave has spent 40 years studying the local wildlife and has acted as a guide since the mid 1980's. His speciiality is raptors and has been monitoring the local golden eagles for several decades.

Situated in the heart of Monarch of the Glen country spend time visiting the locations used in the filming of the series.

Explore the Malt Whisky trail visiting and sampling the products of the distilleries or maybe the Castle Trail.  Blair Athol, Ballindalloch and Cawdor Castles are all within easy reach from Glengarry and the famous Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, where after a wee dram or two you might be lucky to catch sight of Nessie.


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