Local Places: Tomintoul; Aberlour; Dufftown
...is an area without a village at its centre but it has a pub, the Croft Inn, the Glenlivet Hall, the Glenlivet Distillery and Drumin Castle so offers history, food and drink! This is a walker's paradise with whisky smuggler, castle, river and moorland trails.
...is the highest village in the Highlands and boasts the famous Whisky Castle, art galleries, café, pubs and a small museum. It is a great stopover on the way to Royal Deeside for castles or Aviemore and the Cairngorms for outdoor activities.
Home of the famous Walkers Shortbread, Aberlour is an attractive town with a small supermarket, ‘The Spey Larder’ delicatessen, butcher, pharmacy, restaurants and a firm favourite, The Mash Tun, for good pub grub and a wide range of whiskies. It is also on the long distance walk, the Speyside Way. The restored Woolmill at Knockando makes a fascinating visit with an excellent cafe.
…is a lively town at the centre of the Malt Whisky Trail. Every year, from May to September, there is a Stramash on Mondays (a popular get together with Scottish musicians), piping and whisky tasting on Wednesdays, a ceilidh on Thursdays (wild and fun Scottish dancing with live music) and on most Fridays live music in the pubs. You’ll appreciate the tranquillity of Bluefolds after a great night in Dufftown!
We use the butcher in Dufftown and it has a full range of amenities as well as the Whisky Museum. There is a selection of 11 walks around the town. The Dufftown to Keith Railway makes a lovely round trip including the opportunity to visit Strathisla Distillery, Keith.
This lovely cottage, in Speyside, has an enclosed courtyard for you to enjoy summer barbecues and sweeping mountain views. Welcomes 1 dog. Free Wi-Fi.Read more
This cottage has panoramic views across Glenlivet, with a patio for barbecues. Relax and tour Speyside and the Cairngorms NP. Welcomes 1 or 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.Read more
This self-catering cottage has stunning views to the Cairngorm mountains and an atmospheric multi-fuel stove for cosy evenings at home. It is named after a local distillery, GlenDronach. Welcomes up to 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.Read more