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Two Days Inland

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At the south of The Malt Whisky Trail you’ll find forests and mountains, perfect for adventure lovers.

Base yourself near the whisky towns of Dufftown and Craigellachie for easy access to most sites, or head into the Cairngorm National Park for a wilder stay.

Day 1

Start your morning in the east, in Keith, with a visit to the extremely picturesque Strathisla distillery, or take a trip back in time on Keith’s historic railway, which will lead you towards the famous whisky town of Dufftown. Don’t forget to pop in to The Whisky Shop to pick up something to enjoy at home.

Have lunch at Glenfiddich’s Malt Barn, which serves seasonal local produce, and then visit the distillery itself for one of their informative and immersive tours. Alternatively, head to the Speyside Cooperage, in nearby Craigellachie, to learn about the art of the cooper, the people in charge of maintaining the all important whisky casks.

Finish your day with a drink at The Fiddichside Inn in Craigellachie, or visit The Craigellachie for its friendly pub Copper Dog, serving relaxed pub grub, or its world-renowned whisky bar The Quaich.

Day 2

Head south towards the Cairngorm National Park and pick between Cardhu, the only historic distillery founded by a woman and now part of the famous Johnnie Walker blend, or continue on to visit The Glenlivet distillery at Ballindaloch, with its extensive visitor centre and rich history.

Take a picnic with you to enjoy in the wooded riverside along the banks of the River Spey, or head back to Aberlour for a bite to eat at excellent deli the Spey Larder.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the region’s textile past with a visit to Knockando Wool Mill, or for the more adventurous head to The Glenlivet estate which has plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy from mountain biking to woodland treks.

In the evening, head back towards Aberlour and dine at the Dowan’s Hotel for game and fish, or visit The Mash Tun, a true local’s favourite and home to an excellent selection of whiskies.