Things to do in wintertime

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Shopping

Baxters (Fochabers)

The Baxters Highland Village offers a variety of speciality shops, stocked with a wide range of Baxters and Audrey Baxter range of food products, as well as wines and whiskies, speciality foods, clothing, cookware and gifts.

A trip to Baxters wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of our restaurants, where a sample of delicious Scottish fayre is served, including Baxters famous soups, pancakes fresh from the griddle and home baked pastries, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Open daily 10am – 5pm (seasonal hours may apply)

Free parking – 30 min drive

Brodie countryfare (Forres)

Situated in a relaxing rural environment, we have created one of the most pleasant shopping experiences in the North of Scotland, providing a blend of quality and a traditional Scottish welcome.

  • Foodhall & Delicatessen
  • Gifts & Home Interiors
  • Ladies Fashion & Accessories
  • Menswear
  • Family Restaurant

 

Open daily 10am – 5.30pm
(except 25 + 26 December and 1+2 January)

Free parking – 50 min drive

Eastgate shopping centre (Inverness)

Eastgate Shopping Centre, with over 350,000 sq ft of fabulous shopping, provides Inverness residents and visitors with an unequalled shopping experience.
With over 50 speciality stores, a department store and 13 eateries, as well as two car parks offering 1350 spaces of covered parking, you will find everything you need right here – all under one roof.

Open daily (seasonal hours may apply)
Mon to Sat 9am – 5.30pm
Thu 9am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

Eastgate carpark & Falcon Gallery Car Park – up to £5 a day – 80 min drive

Castles

Huntly Castle

Saturday to Wednesday 10am – 4pm

25 min drive

Brodie Castle

Daily 11am – 3pm
Guided tours run every 30 minutes

50 min drive

Duff House

Thu to Sunday 11am – 4pm

50 min drive

Distilleries

Benromach

Limited opening, by appointment only (Monday to Friday)
Closed fortnight around Christmas and Hogmanay

  • Tours & Shop

45 min drive

Tomintoul

Open Tuesday & Thursday

  • Tours at 10 am / 14pm

(by appointment only)

30 min drive

Glendronach

Open Mon to Fri 10am – 4.30pm

  • Regular tours
  • Shop
  • Bottle your own

30 min drive

Glen Grant

Open Mon – Sat 9.30am – 4.30pm

  • Regular tours
  • Shop
  • Tastings

15 min drive

Glenglassaugh

Open Mon – Fri 10am – 4.30pm

  • Several tours
  • Shop
  • Bottle your own

40 min drive

Cooperage

Open Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Closed fortnight around Christmas and Hogmanay

  • Classic tour / VIP tour
  • Gift & Coffee shop

10 min drive

Tomatin

Open daily 10.30am – 4.30 pm

  • Several tours
  • Film
  • Shop
  • Bottle your own

65 min drive

Glen Moray

Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm

  • Regular tours
  • Shop & Café
  • Tastings
  • Bottle your own

30 min drive

Glenfiddich

Open daily (closed 23 Dec – 1 Jan)

  • Several tours
  • Shop
  • Malt bar barn
  • Bottle your own

5 min drive

Balvenie

Open Monday to Friday
2 Tours a day (by appointment only)

 

5 min drive

Macallan

Open daily (closed 22 Dec – 3 Jan)

  • Regular tours
  • Shop (9.30am – 5pm)

10 min drive

Glenfarclas

Open Monday to Friday

  • Several tours
  • Tasting room
  • Shop

20 min drive

Cardhu

Open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

  • Several tours

20 min drive

Cragganmore

Open Thu/Fri/Sat/Mon 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm
Closed from 21 Dec – 2 Jan

25 min drive

Ballindalloch

Open Monday to Friday

  • Tours bij appointment only

20 min drive

Walking

Walks in Moray

Funicular railway Aviemore (with viewing terrace, shop & exhibition)

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