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 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 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 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