Local Attractions

The Cross is in the heart of The Cairngorms National Park which is the largest in Britain offering a massive mountain range, fabulous native forests, clear rivers and lochs, moorland and a haven for a huge amount of wildlife, much of it rare. We are lucky enough to have red squirrels and lots of birds as regular visitors to our feeders.

The Cross At Kingussie Squirrel

You are spoilt for choice with the range of activities on offer, places to see and nature to wonder on our doorstep. Here around us there is an obvious sense of wilderness and remoteness combined with immense natural beauty where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish.

Further afield but within easy driving distance of Kingussie some of the loveliest historical castles can be found; Cawdor, Blair, Urquhart and Ballindalloch to name a few. Other places of interest include The National Trust battlefield at Culloden, Revack Estate near Grantown on Spey and the shopping experiences of House of Bruar and Johnstons of Elgin are worth the trip!

To see a comprehensive list of activities within 20 miles of us click here.

For a comprehensive list of activities within 50 miles of us click here.

Downhill skiing

The Cairngorms National Park offers a host of winter activities from skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing to ice climbing or sleddog safaris.

For further information please visit:

http://www.theskischool.co.uk/

http://www.schoolofsnowsports.co.uk/

Walking And Hiking In The Highlands

There is an abundance of local walking routes, from low level strolls to strenuous mountain hikes.

For further information please visit:

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/

http://www.wildernessscotland.com/adventure-holidays/

http://www.aroundlochness.com/

http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/forest-parks/glenmore-forest-park

Reindeer In The Highlands Scotland

At The Cross we have plenty of birdlife and red squirrels on our doorstep. However, if you’re looking for some larger animals the Highland Wildlife Park is certainly worth a visit.

You can also visit The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd or enjoy a Sleddog ride.

The Cairngorms National Park is home to 25% of Britain’s threatened species and there are several organised Ranger Safaris available.

For further information please visit:

www.kingussie.co.uk/services/highland-wildlife-park

www.cairngormreindeer.co.uk

www.sled-dogs.co.uk

http://www.alvie-estate.co.uk/activities/horse-riding

http://www.speysidewildlife.scot

http://www.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk/

http://www.newtonmoreridingcentre.com/