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!

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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.

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Quadbiking In Scottish Highlands

There are a plenty of high octane activities like gliding, canoeing, ziplining etc.

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Mountain Biking In Scottish Highlands

There are plenty of biking activities near us, many local attractions also offer other sports as well as biking.


Fine Selection Of Drinks

Lying in Speyside, whisky is an important part of the local culture. There is a huge choice of distilleries to visit for tours and tastings. Dalwhinnie is the closest, 15 minutes away and the Speyside malt whisky trail is an interesting day trip.

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Walking And Hiking In The Highlands

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

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Inverness and river Ness

The Capital of the Scottish Highlands is just 45 minutes away with castles, museums and of course the opportunity to go Nessie Hunting.

Bunker on a golf course at sunrise
We have an excellent 18 hole golf course in Kingussie and there are 12 courses throughout the Cairngorm National Park.

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Man fishing for trout and salmon in a  Scottish loch

The River Spey is one of the finest salmon rivers which we are lucky to have on our doorstep. Day tickets can be purchased. There is also a variety of interesting brown trout fishing available.

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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.

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Cairngorms Scotland

Ski here in winter or take the funicular railway to the Ptarmigan restaurant for lunch in summer followed by a guided walk to the summit. It’s a stunning view.

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Aviemore Train Station
The outdoor centre of the Highlands offering plenty of activities all year round. There is also a good selection of outdoor shops in case you need an extra layer or new walking boots!

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Rothiemurchus In The Highlands Scotland

Just a short drive away Rothiemurchus offers plenty of walking and cycling trails as well as other outdoor activities including clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, safari’s and trout fishing.

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