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Museums & Castles

Clan MacPherson Museum

The local free museum open to the public from April till the end of October. The museum houses the history past and present of the clan and is the focal point for the annual gathering in August. Tel 01540 673332

The Highland Folk Museum

In Newtonmore and a must when visiting the area, but allow 3 hours for the visit. The Museum is free and with many reconstructed building spanning the history of the people of the highlands. With demonstrations, storytelling, crafts and music it brings the past back to life. As a Green Tourism Member like us you are supporting their efforts. Open April till October. Tel 01540 661307 or www.highlandfolk.com

Ruthven Barracks

Located just outside Kingussie and visable from the A9, stands Ruthven Barracks. Built after the 1715 Jacobite uprising and burned down by Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army in 1746. Free admission and open access. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Blair Castle

Just down the A9 towards Perth stands the ancient home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, dating from 1269. Reputed to be the last castle besieged in Britain and home to the only private army in Europe, the Atholl Highlanders who march each year. A castle steeped in history with lots to explore. As a Green Tourism Member like us you are supporting their efforts. www.blair-castle.co.uk

Dun de Lamh

Visit the ruins of our local Pictish Fort, high in Blackwood Forest and overlooking the River Spey and the Strath. A fine example. Free access via one the Paths around Laggan.

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