Ballindalloch Castle is situated halfway between Grantown-on-Spey & Aberlour on the A95. It has been the family home of the Macpherson-Grants since 1546. A stunning Scottish Baronial Castle, it hosts thousands of visitors every year.
Ballindalloch Gardens is a spectacle to behold with views of the castle, the River Avon and a fantastic walled garden. The grounds have been kept, maintained and improved for centuries and continue to be a hugely popular draw for tourists.
Balmoral Castle is situated 23 miles away and is the Scottish holiday home to the Royal family. The grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and café are open to the public between Saturday 1st April and Monday 31st July for tours.
Unique heritage railway boasting an incredible history dating back to the mid-1800s. A full return trip will last between 1.5 to 2 hours depending on which station you start at. A fantastic day out with stunning scenery and history.
Cairngorm Mountain is home to Scotland’s only funicular railway. This is a unique visitor experience that allows people of all abilities to reach the Top Station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant is located with panoramic views from over 3,500ft. There is also a viewing terrace, exhibition, shop and the highest post box in the British Isles.
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Outdoor adventure and family fun awaits at Landmark! Located in the lovely village of Carrbridge, there’s lots to see and do including nature trails, water slides, rollercoasters, obstacle courses and much, much more.
Glenlivet Distillery offers a superb range of whisky tours varying from £10pp up to £60pp which includes a variety of tastings. The distillery dates back to 1824, holds numerous awards and sits in a stunning location. Well worth a visit, whether you enjoy whisky or not!
Whilst this distillery doesn’t actively offer tours, they are available to book by contacting the Distillery Manager directly at RFleming@tomintouldistillery.co.uk. Days and times are limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am or 2pm. it’s well worth trying some of the different ages in the local pub as this is an absolutely superb Speyside Malt. The distillery was built in 1964 – only after they’d found the perfect water source – the Ballantruan Spring. The natural and unspoiled environment enhances this wonderful ‘gentle dram’.
Cragganmore Distillery is situated just off the A95 in Ballindalloch. Nestled on the bank of the legendary River Spey, this beautiful whisky has complex flavours and in some cases, a whiff of smoke more commonly found in peaty whiskies. Well worth a visit.
A much newer distillery, but with much history too. The building lies on the estate owned by the Macpherson-Grant family and their story goes back 23 generations. A very personal and custom tour is on offer at an extremely reasonable price.
Arguably one of the more famous Speyside whiskies, Glenfiddich Distillery lies in the lovely village of Dufftown. Founded by William Grant in 1887, the distillery continues to push the boundaries of whisky production and remains a family run operation.
Obar Lobhair or Aberlour means ‘the mouth of the chattering burn’. A beautiful location partnered with stunning spring water creates a multi layered single malt with plenty of character. Definitely one to try.
Walking – For all walks in Tomintoul and Glenlivet, scan this barcode into your smart phone or tablet or visit
Ski Lodge, Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel, Aviemore, PH22 1QN
Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre
Insh Hall, Kincraig, PH21 1NU
Lecht Ski School
The Lecht 2090, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP
Glenshee Ski Centre
Cairnwell, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5XU
Enjoy a variety of purpose built mountain bike trails on the Glenlivet Estate. Follow the QR code or check out
Moray Leisure Centre
Borough Briggs Road, Elgin, IV30 1AP
Cairngorm Beauty Therapy & Spa
Speyside Business Centre, Dalfaber Industrial Estate Aviemore, PH22 1ST
Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel
Coylumbridge, Aviemore, PH22 1QN
Aviemore Activity Centre
Macdonald Aviemore Resort, PH22 1PN
Dufftown Golf Course
Lagmore, Ballindalloch AB37 9EE
9 Holes 18 Tees
Braemar Golf Course
Cluniebank Rd, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5XX
Grantown-on-Spey Golf Course
Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3HY
Boat of Garten Golf Course
Nethybridge Rd, Boat of Garten PH24 3BQ
House of Mulben
Keith AB55 6YH
Rothiemurchas Shooting Ground
Rothiemurchas Estate, Aviemore PH22 1QU
Dunkeld House Hotel DunkeldPH8 0HX
Contact Bill Lannagan at the Tomintoul Angling Association for more info. The Association comprises of about 2 miles of the right bank of the River Avon near Tomintoul. Two rods are let per day and the stretch is available to local permit holders (conditions apply). Permits are available from the local Post Office.