Doune of Rothiemurchus
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The house was extended in the 1780s and again in 1803 when the Georgian frontage was added. For a time in the 1930s, the house was operated as a hotel, and it was used by the army as a base during WWII. After the war, the house was abandoned, and by 1975 it was derelict and in danger of being lost forever. An ambitious programme of ongoing restoration work has restored it to something approaching its former glory.
Doune of Rothiemurchus was the home of Elizabeth Grant, who wrote her 'Memoires of a Highland Lady' here. Visitors can explore the Doune as part of a themed 'Highland Lady Safari', or a Rothiemurchus Experience Safari Land Rover tour.
The Doune is set in the midst of a glorious outdoor estate, with a location on the edge of Britain's winter playground; the Cairngorms National Park. The estate offers superb scenery and a huge variety of outdoor recreational activities. See the Rothiemurchus website for full details.
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About Doune of Rothiemurchus
Address: Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, Cairngorms, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, PH22 1QH
Attraction Type: Historic House
Website: Doune of Rothiemurchus
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: sylvia duckworth, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve - 1.3 miles (Countryside)
Cairngorms National Park - 4.1 miles (Countryside)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 6.5 miles (Countryside)
Abernethy Forest - 6.6 miles (Countryside)
Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge - 7.4 miles (Historic Building)
Ruthven Barracks - 11 miles (Historic Building)
Highland Folk Museum - 13 miles (Museum)
Cairngorms National Park - Photos and Historic Sites - 13.3 miles (Countryside)
Nearest Accommodation to Doune of Rothiemurchus:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Doune of Rothiemurchus. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.