Newtonmore offers the visitor a wide range of activities in and around the village, lying at the southern end of the Spey Valley in the Cairngorms National Park. Newtonmore is an ideal place for long or short breaks or to explore the surrounding area, much of which was used in the filming of the popular TV series, Monarch of the Glen.
Loved by Newtonmore Locals
Fabulous home-made scones
The Wild Flour cafe in Newtonmore serves fabulous home-made scones, good soups, other great baking and light lunch options. The coffee is good and the staff are friendly. You can watch the wild birds in the pretty garden while you wait for your tasty fare. Good value for money.
"Loch of the Island" hidden deep in an ancient pine forest
Loch an Eilein (The Loch of the Island)
A scenic walk around the loch, which is set in a beautiful ancient pine forest takes about an hour at a steady strolling pace. If you go clockwise you will see the 13th century castle towards the end of the walk. Amazing views of the mountains.
Step back in time
A walk along Newtonmore Main Street will lead you to the award winning Highland Folk Museum. A superb set of buildings and welcoming guides will tell you all about life in the Highlands. Fantastic way to spend some time (don't miss the great café)
The Wild Cat Trail Newtonmore
CHILDREN LOVE IT! Their parents love it because it keeps their children happy outdoors for hours and adults love to do it because of the challenge! There are currently 131 different designs cats secreted round the village, in gardens, on roofs, up trees... If you find 25, you earn a certificate.