The Malt Whisky Trail is home a an array of wonderful places to stay while you explore the Moray Speyside region. From campsites to luxury hotels, the Trail can accommodate groups of all shapes and sizes.
Staying a short while
If you’re staying a short while, then the Trail contains several good hotels to call home while you explore malt whisky country.
The Dowans Hotel in Aberlour is a grand Victorian lodge, restored with a contemporary interior. The hotel features a highly recommended restaurant and whisky bar, and ideally situated for The Glenlivet and Cardhu distilleries.
The Craigellachie Hotel is located further north, and sets a more traditional tone. The large country hotel is a favourite of Kate Moss and other celebrities. The hotel houses a popular local pub, the Copper Dog, and the world-famous Quaich whisky bar. The hotel is perfectly suited for the Speyside Cooperage, and the Glenfiddich & Glen Grant distilleries.
At the top of the Trail, in Forres, the Knockomie is a well-preserved inn. The hotel retains many original features, and the ground floor restaurant and whisky bar are popular with the local community. The hotel is perfectly situated for the Glen Moray, Dallas Dhu, and Benromach distilleries.
Staying a little longer
If you’re taking a little longer to enjoy the Malt Whisky Trail, you may want to consider hiring one of Moray Speyside’s fantastic self-catering venues, or a local Bead & Breakfast.
At Ballindalloch, near The Glenlivet distillery, Weiroch Lodge provides self-catered accommodation in the stunning setting of the Cairngorm National Park. Further north, Craigellachie Lodge provides spacious and tasteful accommodation for larger groups.
Near the Cardhu distillery, at Knockando, provides a luxurious rural retreat in the heart of Speyside. A little further north, near the village of Archiestown, Ryhnagarrie Mill provides unique accommodation in a tastefully converted old mill – perfect for larger parties looking for a Speyside base.
Near the village of Dufftown, close to the Glenfiddich distillery, Laggan Farmhouse provides guests with an authentic country welcome. Traditionally furnished, the farmhouse is a step back in time. Gowanbrae Bed and Breakfast situated near the centre of Dufftown is a lovely Victorian house close to all the local amenities.
Tullochwood self-catering lodges in Forres are ideal for short breaks and holidays throughout the year. They stand in 28 acres of beautiful native woodland, with Scots pine and silver birch being the principle species.
Blervie is perfectly positioned close to Benromach, walking distance (along the Dava Way) to Dallas Dhu, not far from either Glen Moray or Cardhu. The house has 10 luxurious but affordable rooms in a large Historic Scotland listed house that is fully renovated.
Craggan Outdoors offer good value, comfortable accommodation for groups from two to sixty people in our two bunkhouses and bothy. The site welcome everybody from couples and families, friends having a party and groups that are combining their stay with some of the activities: cycling biking & car touring. The Bothy may also be suited to groups that include people with disabilities, as it is all on one level for wheelchair access and has a wetroom that is equipped accordingly.
Elgin can be easily accessible by train, bus or road and it is often chosen due to its commodities. West End Guest House offers a warm welcome, comfortable bed and tasty breakfast. This late Edwardian villa is set in its own grounds with ample private parking only a short walk from the town’s distillery – Glen Moray.