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The Wildcat Experience

Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DD, Scotland
01540 673131
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Newtonmore
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Bergen, Norway
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We decided to do part of the wildcat trail after a visit to the Highland Folk Museum. We found a few cats in and around the city, but when doing the actual wildcat trail we walked miles without seeing a single cat. To make sure our eyesight was not failing us we asked another family we met if they had... More

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Newtonmore, Scotland, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This marvellous idea walking the wild cat trail and throughout the village searching for brightly painted wildcat models to check off the list is a brilliant way to occupy children and keep them amused whilst walking a considerable distance - and the views are marvellous too. A lovely day out for all the family - and a cheap day out... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Completed it last year but was missing some cats so return this year to repeat and see if we can bet our score. Great fun for all, good competitive fun and a great way to get to see the village and surrounding views. Would recommend to anyone

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Glasgow
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had a really great day searching for the wildcats in Newtonmore. No moaning or dragging of feet despite the distance walked - Hoorah! Would definitely recommend to everyone with children (adults really enjoyed it too). Be warned though - it is very addictive!

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

As we were staying in the village we walked the Wild Cat Trail one day. In itself a great activity and, although 10km in total, you don't have to walk it all in one go. There are plenty of places to join and leave - and super views of the surrounding mountains. We also had a go at The Wildcat... More

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a great attraction and it's lovely to see families wandering around the village with their spotting kits!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed looking for all the cats . We did it over 2 days, doing the hill walk and town first, then coming back to do the lower river walk and the parts of the town that we missed. It would have been nice to paint our own smaller cat to take home as a souvenir.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Our daughter loved this - it is a form of Treasure Hunt whereby you mark on a map the location of the various life-sized painted cats that are hidden around the village. We also got caught up in spotting the cats. Some of the colours were quite similar which made them a little hard to identify.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The woman in the centre was very nice, but didnt fancy forking out £9 for a 3-4 hour walk around the village. im sure it was lovely but in my opinion there are a lot of better places in the area to spend 4 hours exploring. If you have children 5- 12, may be worth you going to look for... More

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Cretan Scots
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is an addictive activity! First of all, head to the Wilcat Experience shop on Newtonmore Main Street (across from the Post Office), buy your pack which includes everything you need and off you go. Staff at the shop are very welcoming and helpful. My husband and I started 'Wildcat Hunting' on a snowy day about two years ago and... More

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