Things to do Around Speyside

Here are a few things that you could do if you are visiting our area.

Travelling to Speyside this winter?  The following slide show has some ideas of some whisky things to do.  And of course we are open. We have a great range of whisky for you to choose from.  Scroll down for our full directory of things to do on Speyside.

 

Visit a Distillery

You really should visit at least one distillery during your trip.  Here are a few to choose from:

Aberlour - We recommend booking ahead.

Balvenie - You must have a tour booked before going to the distillery,

Benromach - Currently Speyside's smallest distillery.

Cardhu

Cragganmore

Glen Grant - Has great gardens to explore too.

Glen Moray

Glendronach

Glenfarclas

Glenfiddich - Also has a very nice restaurant / cafe for light meals and drinks during the day.

Glenlivet

Macallan - Best to book ahead.

Strathisla

Where to Eat

Archiestown Hotel - The Hotel with its delightful walled garden, has been the focal point of this historic and attractive village in the epicentre of Speyside for over 200 years.

Dowans Hotel - Set high above the Spey Valley, with views across the river and the village of Aberlour, The Dowans Hotel offers an opportunity for residents and dining guests alike to unwind whilst enjoying the best hospitality, food, wine and whisky that this part of Scotland has to offer.  This is excellent food in an excellent setting.

Highlander Inn - The Highlander Inn is in the centre of the village of Craigellachie, Speyside, the heart of Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail.  Top end pub food.

Mash Tun - The Mash Tun is situated on the banks of the famous River Spey in the heart of Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail in the beautiful village of Aberlour.  Top end pub food.

Taste of Speyside - If food is an experience then you will find it in A Taste of Speyside and there is no one quite like the owner, Sandy.

 

Where to Drink

Highlander Inn

Mash Tun

The Royal Oak - A family run pub that offers you a very warm welcome and much more.

 

Best Coffee Around

The Glass Works - Unique and contemporary Scottish gifts, cards and jewelry. Quality espresso coffee: cappuccino, latte, Americano etc. Plus fine selection of teas with home made cake, tray bakes and scones.

 

Other Places to Visit and Things to Do

Argocat Tours - History, scenery and wildlife by Argocat

Ballanindalloch Castle - Family Home of the Macpherson Grants Since 1546

Balvenie Castle - Originally the seat of the powerful Comyn earls of Buchan, Balvenie is a castle of enclosure with massive curtain wall.

Walk up Benrinnes - The beautiful and distinctive outline of Ben Rinnes (840m, 2775ft) is one of the best loved landmarks in Banffshire.

Canoe Whisky - Blending open canoeing with malt whisky experiences on the river Spey.

Watch Dolphins - Come and enjoy the famous Moray Firth Dolphins, wildlife and stunning coastal scenery on a Moray Firth dolphin trip and marine tour.

Moray Prestige Tours - Whether you require a Malt Whisky tour of Moray & Speyside or luxury transport to any Scottish destination, Moray Prestige provides the quality service you require.

Speyside Cooperage - In the heart of Scotland's rolling hills lies Speyside Cooperage, the only working cooperage in the UK where you can experience the ancient art of coopering.

And Getting Around Safely

Tawse Taxi

Dufftown Taxis