Newtonmore is a small village in the Scottish highlands, with a population of only around a thousand people. The town can be accessed by car, bus, or train. People who live in the village claim that Newtonmore is the exact centre of Scotland.
There are plenty of walking trails -- including the Wildcar Trail and Speyside Way -- that can be accessed from Newtonmore. Fishing, mountain biking, and gold are also popular activities in and around the village. There is also a Highland Folk Museum, which is very interesting and worth a visit. There are also some films shot in the village, including Monarch of the Glen, as well as some local TV shows.
There are a few accommodation options in the town, including Newtonmore hostels, motels, hotels, and bed-and-breakfasts (B&Bs); the bed-and-breakfast is the most popular option as it includes a full Scottish breakfast, which is a large cooked breakfast, usually including sausages, eggs, beans, toast, black pudding (a blood biscuit -- popular breakfast food in the United Kingdom), as well as bacon and sometimes hash browns (very different from the American hash browns). The breakfast is usually enough to last you until the afternoon.
Some bed-and-breakfasts also have dorm-style rooms. Most accommodation in Newtonmore includes Wi-Fi, linen, towels, breakfast, and tourist information. Parking is also available for those that have a car or motorbike -- driving around the Scottish highlands is a great way to experience the country and the Scottish nature and walking trails.
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