Here are a few things that you could do if you are visiting our area.
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.
Glen Grant - Has great gardens to explore too.
Glenfiddich - Also has a very nice restaurant / cafe for light meals and drinks during the day.
Macallan - Best to book ahead.
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
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.
Speyside Cooperage - In the heart of Scotland's rolling hills sits Speyside Cooperage, the only working cooperage in the UK where you can experience the ancient art of coopering.
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