Newtonmore

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Newtonmore
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Main Street, Newtonmore. In the distance are the Monadhliath mountains.
Newtonmore is located in Badenoch and Strathspey
Newtonmore
Newtonmore
Newtonmore shown within the Badenoch and Strathspey area
Population 982 
OS grid reference NN715995
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWTONMORE
Postcode district PH20
Dialling code 01540
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°04′09″N 4°07′08″W / 57.0692°N 4.1188°W / 57.0692; -4.1188Coordinates: 57°04′09″N 4°07′08″W / 57.0692°N 4.1188°W / 57.0692; -4.1188

Newtonmore (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Ùr an t-Slèibh pronounced [ˈb̊alɪ uːr ən tlɛː] ) is a village in the Highland council area of Scotland. It has a population of about 1650. The village is only a few miles from a location that is claimed to be the exact geographical centre of Scotland. Newtonmore railway station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Highland Main Line. Newtonmore has been bypassed by the A9 since 1979.

Activities[edit]

  • Shinty - The town is renowned for having a shinty team, Newtonmore Camanachd Club, which plays at The Eilan next to the River Calder.
  • Walking - Newtonmore calls itself the "Walking Centre of Scotland", referring both to its geographical location and to the great walking opportunities locally, like the Wildcat Trail. An extension to the Speyside Way could soon add Newtonmore to a Long Distance Route and it will become the new end to this trail.
  • Golf - Newtonmore has a golf course on the banks of the Spey.
  • Bowling - The club is open to visitors. It has regular competitions with other clubs in Badenoch and Strathspey and with clubs from Perthshire and Aberdeenshire.
  • Mountain Biking - Lots of trails in the local forests and tracks on the surrounding hills.
  • Fishing
  • Shooting

Tourism[edit]

The historic Newtonmore curling rink, now part of the Highland Folk Museum

The village is home to The Wildcat Experience - a visitor attraction specially aimed at families with children. The attraction is based on a community arts project - everyone in the village had the chance to be involved.

Newtonmore is the site of the Highland Folk Museum.

Newtonmore was one of the locations used in the filming of Monarch of the Glen and is in Monarch Country.

Notable people from Newtonmore[edit]

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