To See and Do

All of the below is only a small sample of what the Speyside area of Dufftown has to offer. We invite guests from all over the world to come and experience this unique town for themselves!

Malt Whisky Capital of the World

As the Malt Whisky Capital of the World, Dufftown boasts several activities whisky lovers are sure to enjoy. The visitor centres at the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries offer guided tours that delve into the in-depth history of whisky making, making them must-visit attractions while in the area. In May and September, Dufftown also hosts two whisky festivals, where many distilleries that are usually closed to the public open their doors and offer special tours.

A short distance away from the Glenfiddich distillery lies the ruins of Balvenie Castle, one of two castles and several other historic buildings the town has to offer. For those looking for a more relaxing time, the Speyside Cooperage at Craigellachie offers a five-star visitor experience to those looking to learn more about the art of coopering.

Dufftown Railway Station

Dufftown Railway Station is located close to the Glenfiddich Distillery and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a short trip from Dufftown to Keith on one of the most northerly heritage railways in Scotland. While in Keith, you can also take a tour of the Strathisla Distillery and visit the Tartan Museum.

Dufftown Golf course

The Dufftown Golf course is one of the highest 18-hole golf courses in Scotland, offering scenic views of the surrounding areas from many of the holes. There are also many fishing options for keen anglers, with two rivers in Dufftown, Loch Park near Drummuir, the Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery near Auchinroath, and the world-famous River Spey all offering wonderful fishing opportunities.

Skiing

During the winter, skiing is available about 30 minutes away from Dufftown at the Lecht Ski Centre or the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre, and around an hour away at Aviemore.

Surrounding Areas

Dufftown is also an ideal base for touring the surrounding areas, with the Castle Trail, the Malt Whisky Trail, the Coastal Trail, and the Victorian Heritage Trail all in close proximity to the town.

Dufftown Highland Games

The town also hosts the Dufftown Highland Games on the last Saturday of every July and provides visitors with the opportunity to see all the traditional highland events and the massed pipe bands. At Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year celebrations, visitors can enjoy a free dram and shortbread in the Town Square while listening to the pipe bands and watching the fireworks. For an extra special experience, guests can book a private guided tour of Dufftown and its many distilleries or the surrounding area with Speyside Tours.

Get In Touch

01340 821124

21 Macduff Place, Dufftown AB55 4AA

COVID-19 Precautions

These are the measures I am taking to protect both myself and my guests.

I would like to reassure you I am taking all the precautions to protect all customers according to the UK.GOV Regulations and Visit Scotland. Please find all the latest updates at the following links.

Gov.Uk – https://www.gov.uk/oronavirus
VisitScotland – https://www.visitscotland.com/
WHO – https://www.who.int/westernpacific/news/ultimedia/inforgraphics/covid-19

Arrival and Check-In

  • I would be grateful if you would not arrive earlier than my 2:30pm Check-In time unless an earlier time has been agreed prior to your arrival. This is to give me the time I need for the extra cleaning required.
  • I will only be Checking in one set of guests at a time. Please wait in the porch area/outside if I am already with other guests.

During your stay

  • I will not clean or refresh your room daily. If you would like your bin emptied, please leave it outside your room.
  • Please use WhatsApp or similar to let me know of any extra tea, coffee, sugar etc. that you may need.
  • Had sanitizer will be provided at the entrance, in the breakfast room and on the landing for the guests to use. There is anti-bacterial soap in the rooms for your use.
  • The hospitality tray (teas, coffees, sugars etc.) will be changed after each set of guests leave.

Breakfast Service

  • I will be serving a maximum of four guests at each sitting (unless all six guests belong to the same party) in the Dining Room as usual. Breakfast is not available in your room.
  • Full English breakfast will still be served. Each room will be allocated their own table to use throughout your stay.  
  • I will be serving you the juice and fruit options and there will be individual boxes of cereal available.
  • If guests wish to me to wear a face mask to serve their breakfast, I am happy to do so.

Cleaning

  • I will endeavor, where bookings allow, to have a 24-hour gap between bookings for each room.
  • Each guest room will be deep cleaned after every departure. 
  • Frequent touch points will be cleaned on a regular basis during the day – front door, bannisters, room door handles etc.
  • After a breakfast sitting the chairs and floor will be sanitized.
  • After a breakfast sitting the chairs and floor will be sanitized.

Thank you for your understanding, and I hope you enjoy your stay.