James Bond 007
Summer 2019 Daniel Craig filmed his latest 007 block buster on the Ardverikie Estate on the shores of Loch Laggan near Newtonmore. You can see some of the stunt pictures from the high speed car chase here!
November 2018 saw the release of the Netflix blockbuster "Outlaw King". The filming of this movie saw Loch an Eilein on the Rothiemurchus Estate in Aviemore transformed into a medieval township! The film is set in 14th Century Scotland and tells the story of Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the opperssive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward 1 of England. With a budget of £85 million is is one of the biggest productions ever made in Scotland!
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots out January 2019 starring Saoirse Ronan as the Queen and Margot Robbie as her Cousin Elizabeth 1 used a range of Scotland's mountains, coastlines and castles to create the perfect dramatic backdrop to one of history's most turbulent tales. Glen Feshie just outside Aviemore, proved to be the perfect backdrop for producers wanting to depict the Queen in wild Scotland.
Due to its location at the very heart of the Scottish Highlands, attractions are easy to reach from Newtonmore in all directions. The village lies 14 miles south of Aviemore which hosts a multitude of different attractions. For a full list of attractions in and around Aviemore please see here.
If you feel like travelling further, Newtonmore is an hour's journey from Inverness and Fort William, two hours from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and three hours from Glasgow.
Newtonmore is at the heart of the Scottish Highlands and is the original Geographical Centre of Scotland making it the ideal place for long or short breaks or to explore the surrounding area. For a full list of attractions in the local vicinity please see here. We also highly recommend downloading the "Badenoch: The Storylands" App which gives indepth information on the historical and cultural areas of significance in the local area. The app is available on apple and android devices or you can visit their website: www.badenochstorylands.com
Attractions in Newtonmore
Attractions in the vicinity
Watch this clip from Outlander
Season 1 filmed at the Highland
Attractions further afield
Visit Scotland recently announced their new Themed Year for 2022, Scotland's Year of Stories. The nationwide programme of more than 60 events, embodies the wealth of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland.
Book festivals, musical journeys, favourite cartoon characters and fresh takes on our culture and heritage, will form part of a dazzling programme of events to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.
The programme was launched along with a new promotional video featuring the voice of Game of Thrones star James Cosmo. The Clydebank-born actor, known for his role in the fantasy epic as well as numerous Scottish film and TV shows, lends his distinctive timbre to inspire visitors and locals to explore Scotland and celebrate the Year of Stories.
To find out more about what the Year of Stories has in store please see the Visit Scotland website.
Newtonmore offers visitors a wide variety of activities within the village. There is a huge range of outdoor and indoor activities to suit all tastes whether you are looking for active or gentle, physical or cerebral, there's something for everyone. For a full list of attractions within the village please see here.