Sitting among charming coastal towns, picturesque country villages and beautiful idyllic landscapes, the Malt Whisky Trail is the perfect Valentine’s destination to enjoy with your partner.

If you are looking for a romantic destination here are some of our suggestions for a “fairy-tale” Valentine’s day:


Lossiemouth East Beach

Accessible via a wooden bridge, Lossiemouth’s East Beach is a sprawling stretch of sand meeting the dark blue sea – the perfect place to take your loved one for a romantic walk. Read more

Califer Viewpoint

This stunning viewpoint is a 5 minute drive (or for the more adventurous it is just over the hour walk) from Forres. There is a picnic site and superb viewpoint with extensive breathtaking views across the Moray Firth, Findhorn and beyond. Read more

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Craigellachie Bridge

This historically significant bridge sits in a dramatic environmental setting, making it a beautiful place to stop for a walk and enjoy some fresh air.  Read more

Telford Bridge, the River Spey
Findhorn Bay

There’s more to Findhorn than an attractive village – there’s a lovely bay and a superb beach. If you haven’t been before, this is a must. Read more

Linn Falls, Aberlour

Hidden away to the south of Aberlour, Linn Falls is a stunning waterfall well worth visiting. Get off the beaten path and take the 10 minute walk alongside Aberlour Burn up to the falls – a great romantic spot. Read more


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Balvenie Castle

Built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan, the heavily fortified stronghold became an elegant lodging in the 1500s. Today you can discover the remains of this stunning castle near Dufftown. Read more

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Spey Bay

Explore this beautiful beach where you can often find osprey hunting, whales breaching and dolphins leaping playfully. Take a pair of binoculars for this trip (and a warm jacket!). Read more

Keith and Dufftown Railway

Travel the Keith and Dufftown Railway along its eleven mile line linking the World’s Malt Whisky Capital, Dufftown, to the market town of Keith. Along the way, spend your time taking in the idyllic scenery and relaxing with your special someone. Read more

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Auchindoun Castle

Get your Outlander vibe with this beautiful ruined castle close to the whisky capital of Dufftown. It’s a building steeped in history, with some evidence the original fortification at the site dates all the way back to Pictish times. Read more

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Millbuies Country Park

This woodland walk around a moody loch is situated just 10 minutes outside of Elgin, but it feels like a different world. A quiet and peaceful place to spend time with someone special. Read more

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