Speyside is world famous for its malt whisky trail. Many of the distilleries have visitor’s centres open to the public and the ones most local to Aberlour include: Aberlour, Macallan, Glenfarclas, Cardhu, Glen Grant, Glenfiddich / Balvenie, Cragganmore and Glen Livet. The Spirit of Speyside Whisky festival takes place is May and attracts visitors from all over the world and offers an opportunity for enthusiasts to visit distilleries not usually open to the public.
Would you like a walking holiday in Speyside that includes visits to local distilleries?
If you choose to Stay on Spey we can provide a package that offers accommodation in the vibrant village of Aberlour and transport to make this possible! Imagine walking in the beautiful Spey valley countryside, carrying no more than a light pack, and en route making a visit to one of the many local single malt distilleries to sample a whisky or two. A perfect day! We have lots of ideas to make this possible. Here is one idea:-
The Cardhu Walk (approx 6 miles)
Start on the Speyside way in Aberlour and walk to Knockando via Carron. En route you will Pass by Speyside’s newest distillery Dalmunach. The walk then continues up to Knockando via Tamdhu halt and the woollen mill. This is a perfect place for lunch and a free tour of one of Scotland’s oldest woollen mills. Continue the walk finishing off with a tour at Cardhu distillery. Collection can be arranged from Cardhu or extend your walk by returning via Archiestown to Aberlour.
River Spey at Tamdhu Halt
There are many walking routes that can incorporate a distillery tour, including evening walks. Other suggested itineraries include:- walks around Aberlour visiting Aberlour and Macallan distilleries, a walk from Aberlour to Dufftown visiting Glenfiddich or Balvenie Distillery, Glen Grant distillery with a round of golf and a walk around Rothes. There are others! Walks can be tailored to meet your requirements. Contact us for full details.
* There is currently a waiting list for tours at Balvenie distillery. Advance booking required.
Hiring a car and want to enjoy distillery tours? We can provide transport so your driver can enjoy a dram! Ask us for an details.
Speyside Whisky Festivals
Speyside hosts two whisky festivals each year. Miniver Rose and Pagoda in Aberlour are in the perfect place to stay with good links to all of the festival events. To find out about the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival that takes place in April /May each year follow this link www.spiritofspeyside.com . The autumn event takes place in October. Follow this link www.whisky.dufftown.co.uk for more information.
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