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“A Highland Gem and....free too!!”

Highland Folk Museum
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Owner description: Discover how Highland people lived, worked and played at this award-winning museum. Experience life portrayed from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s. Find the difference between a “cruck” and a “croman”, smell the “reek” of a peat fire, relive early school days and life on the farm, or just enjoy a “blether” and reminisce with our friendly staff. Extensive play area, shops, café, and picnic sites throughout grounds. A great family day out for all ages. Free admissionOpen Easter to end of October – 3 to 6 hour visit recommended
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“A Highland Gem and....free too!!”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We had seen some leaflets about this place and had written it off as it didn't look that interesting on the literature. Luckily we did decide when driving through Kingussie and Newtonmore to stop and take a look and WOW what luck we did. This is almost like going to Beamish, albeit without the allure of the trams/buses and not on the same scale but nontheless has fantastic restored/re-built shops, homes, crofting buildings, a school (complete with teacher and a chance to write with a quill and ink) and much much more to see. Our kids were mesmerised by the 1700s township, the school, the chickens and a real sweet shop where they managed to spend a few pennies! a visit to her really is a must and considering the day before we had paid £55 for a group of 5 of us to get into Landmark, the free entry here was worth a generous donation to their funds, which is all they ask and no pressure to do so. There is a small cafe but you are encouraged to picnic here and there's lots of lovely spots including in the woods beside the curling pond where we saw red squirrels. THe only negative and I do understand why, you can't take your dog in although there's a wonderful dog park sheltered/shaded with kennels and water bowls.

Visited July 2012
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Just can't get enough!!!”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

This attraction keeps getting bigger and better. Free entry and a must see for anyone visiting the area.

Visited July 2012
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Kingussie Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Free and educatif”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

It is free and very good to learn about Scottish History and how people lived and worked in the Highlands

Visited July 2012
Thank JLeestmans
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114 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely place, people and soup”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We always visit here when we are in the area. It is excellent value for money being free and we all enjoy it. There always seems to be something new to see. The site is quite spread out but the walking is lovely especially the woodland bit.

My husband loves the soup in the cafe!

Visited July 2012
Thank Cr1mson
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Perth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great attraction in Newtonmore”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

We stumbled upon this when doing the Wildcat experience. Wee gem hidden in Newtonmore. Grat day out for all the family, with lots to do. Old school, post office, bothy and loads more to explore. Definately worth a visit!

Visited July 2012
Thank MrsGFace
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