Things to do

In winter time!


Visit our wintertime-page or download our “Things to do in wintertime” pdf-brochure for an overview what Scotland has to offer.

 

Speyside’s Distilleries

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

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Dufftown Visitor Information

Speyside Cooperage

For a truly unique experience come to the Speyside Cooperage and discover the ancient art of coopering through exhibition, audio visual display and watching our coopers at work.

North East 250

The North East 250 explores everything for which Scotland is famous in a unique road trip taking you through the whisky distilleries of Speyside, the spectacular mountain passes of the Cairngorms National Park, the famous castles of Royal Deeside, the Granite City of Aberdeen, the rugged North Sea coastline to the east, and the picturesque seaside villages of the Moray Firth Coast.

The Speyside Way

The Speyside Way runs from Buckie on the shore of the Moray Firth coast of NE Scotland, south-westwards to Aviemore on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains, a distance of approximately 65 miles. There is also a 15-mile spur to Tomintoul. Online Guide

 

Walk Highlands

The Moray coastline has a string of superb sandy beaches, and towns such as Buckie, Lossiemouth and Nairn (historically part of Morayshire) have long been popular for family holidays. For the walker there are cliffs, arches and stacks as well as sand and dunes, whilst offshore it may be possible to glimpse the famous Moray Firth dolphins.

Set back from the coast are fine stone-built towns such as Forres and the small Cathedral city of Elgin. From here heading southwards the character of the countryside changes to one of wide, spacious glens and sweeping, purple heather moors and hills. This is Speyside – Malt whisky country par excellence. The main centres here are Keith, Aberlour and attractive Dufftown, as the hills slowly merge into the Cairngorms National Park. Walk Highlands – Moray & Nairn

 

The Castle Trail

With over 300 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, Aberdeenshire is unsurprisingly known as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country.’ There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the UK, and you can discover 19 of the most famous and dramatic castles in Aberdeenshire on Scotland’s Castle Trail

Golf

Visitors are welcome to the clubhouse of Dufftown Golf Club, one mile from the village’s square. It’s one of the highest courses in Scotland. Take the challenge with 18 holes of breathtaking scenery.

Golf Courses nearby

Huntly Golf Club – Huntly (15 miles)

Maverston Golf Course – Elgin (22.8 miles)

Moray Golf Club – Lossiemouth (24.4 miles)

 

Fishing

There is easy road access from Dufftown, to the world famous salmon fisheries of Strathspey. Permits for the rivers Fiddich and Dullan may be obtained from Munro’s in Aberlour. There is also fishing available at on the River Spey, Loch Park, Drummuir; Glen Rothes Fishery, Rothes, Ballindalloch and Arloch of Huntly.

Skiing

Dufftown is an ideal base for skiiers and snow boarders as accommodation prices are lower than in other resorts. It’s only 30 minutes from the Lecht  and 60 minutes from Aviemore. Nordic skiing trails are to be found near Huntly and Clashindarroch Forest just a few miles to the east.