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Moray Coast from Bin Hill of Cullen
See and Do
The surrounding countryside is excellent for a wide range of leisure activities, sports, visitor attractions,country shops and quality restaurants.
Whisky Trail Speyside is an area renowned for its Whisky, with numerous distilleries throughout the region and the 70-mile long Malt Whisky Trail follows the River Spey through the northern foothills of the Grampians in Scotland. The area also holds a fun annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival each year. Aberlour Distillery is located on this famous trail and open to visitors. The Balvenie Distillery is a must and offers specialist guided tours twice daily, but you must pre-book - visit their website for further information.
Fishing The Speyside Way by the River Spey is noted for salmon and trout fishing and the river is unusual in that it increases speed as it flows closer to the coast, making it the fastest flowing river in Scotland. Fishing permits can be purchased in the village.
Local walks The Speyside Way, formerly the old railway line, makes walking a comfortable and rewarding pursuit. The way is very easy from Dufftown, through Craigellachie and Aberlour and passed Ballindalloch Castle, dating from 1546 but restored in 1850, to Glenlivet.
Coastal walks Aberdeen and Grampian Coastal Trail is a journey through some of Europe’s most unspoilt and picturesque coastline. The spectacular Bow Fiddle Rock at Portknockie is the village's most visited tourist attraction. Along this section of the Moray Firth the sea has carved prominent caves, arches and sea stacks in the steeply folded Cullen quartzite rocks. This is the same rock which forms the hill of the Bin of Cullen to the south of Portknockie.
Golf courses There are numerous excellent golf courses throughout Speyside, which are all open to guest players and suit all handicaps. Notable courses include Aviemore, Dufftown, Forres, Inverness, Ballindalloch and Elgin and Nairn. The Moray (Lossiemounth) and Royal Dornoch provide the opportunity for players to enjoy a particularly memorable round. Visitors may also play Grantown, Nethybridge, Carrbridge, Boat of Garten, Kingussie, Newtonmore and Craggan.
Skiing Aberlour is a good base for skiing and snowboarding at both the Lecht ski area, being excellent for beginners, and the renowned Cairngorm Mountain offering challenging slopes for all abilities.
Wildlife The Scottish Highlands has an abundance of wildlife with numerous elusive species of birds and mammals - Golden Eagle, Crested Tit, Ptarmigan, Red Squirrel, Pine Marten, Bottlenose Dolphins and Minke Whales. You will hopefully see lots of different species when walking alone but if you wish to see more you can go out with one of the local expert guides/tour companies. The RSPB Osprey Centre near Boat of Garten is an ideal place to visit between April and September, to see Ospreys flying down to catch fish for their nesting young and the hides at the Centre offer superb close-up views of the nest.
Visitor Attractions There is an abundance of visitor attractions to visit such as Speyside Cooperage, Speyside Heather Centre, Landmark Forest Theme Park, Baxters of Speyside, Walkers Shortbread, Ballindalloch Castle and Cairngorm Mountain Resort.
Ben Rinnes Distillery


River Spey

Bow Fiddle Rock

Dufftown Golf Course

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