Moray Speyside Guide

This online guide book helps you plan your trip to Moray Speyside with things to do, places to see, adventure activities and tours. Alongside you can discover accommodation, eating out options and useful tourist information including about the towns and villages you can explore.

Hopeman Beach Huts in Moray Speyside

Moray Speyside lies with its coastline on the Moray Firth. To the west lies the Highlands of Scotland and to the east Aberdeenshire. To the south you will find the Cairngorm National Park. You could be walking on the beach in the morning and skiing in the afternoon weather permitting!

The population of is small at less than 100,000. Tourism is an important part of the economy and the multitude of Speyside Whisky Distilleries draw visitors from all over the world to see places like Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Macallan to name but a few. Local produce is not confined to whisky, expect to find great seafood, locally produced meat and specialities such as shortbread.

Things to do in Moray Speyside

Activities in Moray Speyside for tourists include fly fishing, golf, walking and mountain biking. There are many tourist attractions in the area. Spend a few hours visiting a Speyside Whisky Distillery. Explore castles, museums and Pictish Stones. Shopping is a refreshing experience with antique, book and craft shops. There has always been a thriving arts culture but there’s now an even greater choice of art, theatre and folk music with strong arts venues and festivals. Spend a day at one of the Highland Games in Aberlour, Forres or Dufftown.

The area has lots to offer the visitor. In the north you will find the quiet, sandy beaches of the Moray Firth. An ideal area for dolphin spotting, relaxing and watersports with good windsurfing and surfing spots.

There are lots of small towns and villages to explore. Elgin, the capitial has a population of less than 30,000 people. Many of these towns and villages will have a whisky distillery or more nearby and a golf course. Most will have accommodation options including self catering options and some have small country hotels, most of which are independent.