This page aims to offer a short guide to Speyside information. Speyside is located nearby to the cottages, it offers many native activities, including whiskey and food festivals throughout the year as well as historical centres, one of the largest concentrations of Scotch whiskey distilleries, shopping, dining and entertainment alongside a wide range of outdoor activities.
Within the Speyside area, located along the line of the River Spey, are other smaller villages, including Grantown-on-Spey, Aberlour, Dufftown, Huntly and Keith. One of the favourite spots for tourists is the Speyside Heather Centre, which is found southwest of Granton-on-Spey, as is the Speyside Cooperage. Nearby is the quaint village of Nethy Bridge while the Broomhill Railway Station lies on the other side of Spey, which offers a way to catch the steam engines of the Strathspey Railway down to Aviemore. Nearby is what remains of Castle Roy followed by Abernethy Parish Church, Abernethy Forest, and the RSPB’s Loch Garten Osprey Centre.
The River Spey is famous for salmon fishing as well as for brown trout. If you just enjoy walking, there is a footpath that runs the course of this area known as Speyside Way, which runs from Aviemore and Buckie.
If Scotch whiskey is your tipple of choice, this is certainly the area to go on a tasting sample by hitting up many distilleries in the area. Within Speyside are some of the more well-known distilleries, including seven working distilleries in the area of Dufftown, including those with tours like Glenfiddich and Balvenie. While there, you can also check out the ruins of Belavenie Castle as well as the more put-together Auchindoun Castle. From there, you can take a ride on the Keith & Dufftown Railway, which links the market town of Keith with Dufftown.