Speyside is home to the World’s finest malt whiskies making it a must-visit destination for any whisky lover. Hosting over half the distilleries in Scotland, Speyside has the greatest concentration of malt whisky producers compared to every other whisky producing region. Each May is the Speyside Whisky Festival when you can find out more about your favourite Speyside malts, and discover new ones. Click here to find out more and see where each Speyside distillery is located.
The Cairngorms National Park: Voted one of the top 20 places to visit in the World by National Geographic Traveller Magazine. The Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, has everything from castles and distilleries to family attractions and endless outdoor fun. The UK’s largest National Park offers masses of things to do including watersports, snow sports, wildlife watching, and some incredible high and low level walking and cycling routes. There are lots of amazing places to go and things to do in the UK, so start planning your visit right now. This is why we love the Cairngorms – all this on our doorstep!
The local business association has identified their top 16 things to do in the Cairngorms National Park and invite you to let VisitCairngorms know what you’d add! Our recommendation is some fantastic golf followed by a ‘wee dram’ from our Speyside Whisky selection. The Cairngorms National Park is closer than you think, and with the Caledonian Sleeper you can literally go to bed in the city and wake up in paradise. After your journey come to Ardconnel House and make the most of your stay … check out our accommodation page to see which room best meets your needs.
June is great month to be up in the Cairngorms National Park. Cairngorm Mountain Walking Festival starts 23 June with daily ranger-led walks and with the longer days there is plenty of time to get to the remoter parts of the Park. Wildlife is also at its best with the young Osprey chicks at Loch Garten entertaining visitors as their parents bring in fresh fish regularly. The Highland Wildlife Park is also packed with young ones – wildcat kittens, lynx kittens, baby Red Pandas, young snowy owls and even a baby snow monkey ‘Princess’ and many more. And there is no better way to relax than with a dram – the Glenlivet Distrillery was voted ‘Best Visitor Attraction in Scotland during 2013 and is open every day – see our links page for more info.