Heritage Trail - Other Points of Interest

In addition to the sites listed on the Newtonmore Heritage Trail leaflet, there are many other points of interest throughout the village which are well worth a look...

A. Broom Lea

Broom LeaOne of the two oldest houses in the village, local tradition has it that this was the home of the ferryman who brought travellers over the Spey.

G. Railway Station

Railway StationThe opening of the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway in 1863 revolutionised life in Badenoch.

B. Letterbox Restaurant

letterboxrestaurantThis is the site of the original village post office. It used to be known as Dod's Corner after George Macpherson, who had a café on the site and a shop where he made shinty and golf clubs.

H. Old Coffin Road

CoffinRoadfromRailBridgeFunerals from the townships of Nuide and Phones on the south side of the Spey crossed the river by a ferry at Ralia and went straight across the fields to Banchor Cemetery.

C. Bank House

oldbankhouseOne of two original banks in the village, the British Linen Bank first opened a branch in Newtonmore in 1906 then moved to this location in 1934.

I. The Eilan

eilanThis is the famous Eilan, home of Newtonmore Camanachd Club. Camanachd or shinty, the ancient game of the Highlanders, has been played here since time immemorial.

D. Oldest Shop

harristweedshopOriginally opened in the late 1800s as a coal merchant, this is now the oldest continuous business premises in the village.

J. Spey Bridge

OldSpeyBridge2The original bridge over the Spey was open by 1765. It was built by John Scott, master mason, at a cost of £1,500.

E. Bell Cottage

Bell CottageThis was the home of Rear Admiral John Yendell who was present at the Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the United States Navy battleship USS Missouri on 2 September 1945.

K. Calder Bridge

oldCalderBridgeThe original Calder Bridge was designed by Thomas Telford for the Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges as part of the new road from Kingussie to Fort William which opened in 1818.

F. Speyville

SirTommysbookThis is the home of Sir Thomas Macpherson, the most decorated soldier in the British Army and the grandson of a Newtonmore crofter. Sir Tommy's many war exploits are described in his autobiography Behind Enemy Lines (2010).

L. Well of the Alder

wellThis spring has been used for centuries. Its Gaelic name - Fuaran lag an dromain - means the spring of the hollow of the ridge.

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