Here's our visitor guide to the Highlands village of Newtonmore to the south of Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park.
Newtonmore is located in the Highlands in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and for many years was considered to be the geographical centre of Scotland; there's a stone to mark the site on the Glentruim Road near to the Clan Macpherson cairn.
It's a friendly little village, just over a mile from the A9 and about 14 miles south of Aviemore. It's one of the best locations in Scotland for beautiful scenery and there's a plethora of things to do in the area, making it an ideal base for a holiday.
There's a wide choice of accommodation in and around Newtonmore, from self catering cottages to guesthouses and hotels.
Activities in the area include pony-trekking, cycling, walking, golf, fishing and shooting. If you get a chance check out a shinty match on a Saturday - Newtonmore's shinty team are the current shinty champions of Scotland.
The Newtonmore Highland Games is held on the first Saturday of every August.
Local Sights & Activities for Newtonmore
One of the great fun activities for families with young children is the Wild Cat Experience - a fun 'treasure hunt' where you hunt for any of the 100 painted model wildcats which are hidden throughout the area.
Newtonmore Hotels & Accommodation
There are number of places for enjoying a great stay in a variety of hotels, cottages and home stays in and around Newtonmore.
One of the best guesthouses in the area is the Coig Na Shee Guesthouse on the A9 Tel. 01540 670109.
If you are looking for something really smart and posh - then maybe try Glentruin Castle nearby which has a castle which sleeps 15 - website. They also have smaller cottages. All the accommodation is pretty spectacular.
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