Castles and Houses
Within an hour's drive of Newtonmore is Ballindalloch Castle with its magical gardens. Home to the only Lady Laird in Scotland the castle is part of a working estate with its own distillery and golf course. Ballindalloch has been the home of the Macpherson-Grant family since 1546 and offers a range of activities for all ages, including a number of walks around its grounds. There is also a tearoom and shop onsite.
Cawdor Castle lies to the south east of Inverness and was built following William Shakespeare's Macbeth, whose lead character was made the 'Thane of Cawdor.' The medieval castle is surrounded by lovely gardens and is definitely worth a visit if in the area.
The closet castle to Newtonmore is Blair Castle on the outskirts of the village of Blair Atholl. The castle is home to the Duke of Atholl, who is the only man in the country to have permission to maintain a private army.