There are lots of things to do in Moray Speyside. It’s as if it has been designed for outdoor activities with a range of walking and biking routes to suit all abilities and interests.
The rivers are perfect for watersports. Enjoy kayaking down the River Spey or white water rafting on the River Findhorn. The River Spey is synonomous with fly fishing. Golf courses using the natural contours of the land making great golfing experiences. Whisky and now gin tours are a very popular atttractions. Lots of these activities are celebrated through festivals including whisky, gin and music festivals. A number of towns host Highland Games, a great chance to watch some traditional events and mix with the locals.
One of the most popular things to do is watch dolphins in the Moray Firth. Keep a look out while on any coastal walk or visit the dolphin spotting hotspots of Burghead and Spey Bay.
Discover a beautiful coastline with lovely, sandy beaches. They are often uncrowded and peaceful.
Scotland is peppered with castles and Moray Speyside is no exception with many to explore including ruined castles and stately homes.
The Speyside whisky region is home to many of the best know single malt distilleries including Glenlivet, Macallan and Glenfiddich and there are others to visit including Benromach, Glenfarclas and Cragganmore.
From coastal golfing delights to the rolling countryside of Speyside, the area has plenty of golf courses to enjoy. Playing golf is a popular activity for tourists and locals alike with excellent courses and good value green fees.
With a beautiful coastline and unspoiled countryside, the region offers some excellent and unique photographic opportunities. From old bridges to beach huts to castles to tranquil harbours.
If you are visiting in the summer months, look out for the chance to attend one of the Highland Games. You can watch events including Hammer Throwing, Tossing the Caber, Running and Highland Dancing.
The area is ideal for water sports, mountain biking and walking. Other activities include surfing, clay pigeon shooting and skiing.
Speyside is home to many whisky distilleries but it’s now becoming well known for its gin production. Take a gin tour to find out more about how it is made and the botanicals that flvour them.
If you are a food, whisky, music, gin or walking fan (or if you are a fan of them all) we have some great festivals.