The historic Glentruim Estate is located near the confluence of the Rivers Spey and Truim, three miles south of the village of Newtonmore. It is at the gateway to the Cairngorm National Park, Britain’s largest National Park and the geographical heart of Scotland.
The Estate is easily accessible by road, rail and air. The A9 (T) road passes within a mile of us and provides rapid road travel to Glasgow and Edinburgh and the south, and north to Inverness and beyond. There are mainline railway stations at Newtonmore (3miles), Kingussie (6miles) & Aviemore (18miles) which offer a range of services as well as a sleeper service to London. Inverness airport is only 45 miles north of Glentruim, with frequent daily flights to Manchester, London and Bristol.
Inverness Airport is accessed from several UK Airports (regular flights depart from Gatwick, Luton, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester).
Flight time from London is approximately 1.5 hours. There are also direct flights from Amsterdam. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airport are within 140 miles from Glentruim.
www.britishairways.com / www.easyjet.com / www.flybe.com
Getting here by road
Newtonmore lies just off the A9 which is the main road connecting Perth and Inverness. The nearest location for car hire pick up and drop off is Inverness Airport.
www.hial.co.uk (Car hire) / www.theaa.com
Getting here by rail
There is a regular service to Inverness from Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as a direct train journey from London Euston to Newtonmore or the neighbouring village of Kingussie. Glentruim Castle & Cottages is a short taxi ride from the station.
www.eastcoast.co.uk / www.scotrail.co.uk
If you need a lift from the station to Glentrium, it's advisable to book a taxi in advance. Simply contact Wendy’s Taxis 07401 483879 - charges will apply.
From the south, take the A9 Trunk road north from Perth. Approximately 6 miles north of Dalwhinnie (which you by-pass) there is a section of dual carriageway. Towards the end of it you will start to see signs for “Invernahaven Caravan Site” on the left side of the road. You will then see a brown road sign for “Laggan/Glentruim”. Exit left at this sign, onto a single track road. (If you pass the large brown sign for Ralia Gateway Centre or the slip road for Newtonmore then you have gone too far north!)
Follow this road down the hill and across the bridge, over the River Truim, passing the entrance to the Caravan Site on the right. Carry on up the hill for 300 metres until you see the black iron entrance gates to the estate on the right hand side. Enter here and follow the driveway up through the estate. Gate Lodge is just inside the gates on the left side. Glentruim Castle is approximately 400 metres along the driveway.
If staying in Laundry Cottage or Coach House, drive past the castle, and follow the road round to the left, passing Pipers Cottage. On the right you will see a U-shaped building – Coach House is to the right of the big red doors, while Laundry Cottage is round the back of this building.
From the north, take the A9 Trunk road south from Inverness for approximately 43 miles. Continue past the Newtonmore/Ralia junction, bypassing the village of Newtonmore. About one mile further south you will see a brown road sign marked “Laggan/Glentruim” on the left side of the road. You have to turn right across the A9 at this point, which is a dangerous junction. Follow the instructions above.