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warm welcome awaits you here around Speyside and the Grampian Highlands, home to more than half of Scotland's distilleries, and eight of the most famous are to be found on the the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, the world's only Malt Whisky Trail. The trail is about 70 miles long (110 km) and you can easily spend an hour in each distillery.

A guide will be available to take you around the distillery and share some of the secrets of whisky production. At the end you will usually be invited for a 'wee dram' in the distillery shop. If you plan to do the full tour and have a taste for the malt, can we suggest you find a driver!

There is also a delightful local distillery at nearby Tomatin which warmly welcomes visitors throughout the year - www.tomatin.com

Sample the local whisky on one of our leisure breaks

The TV series 'Monarch of the Glen' has shown just what a beautiful part of Scotland this is. Many of the scenes are filmed in the area around us. The area's diversity of landscape and magnificent scenery ranges from the high plateau of the Cairngorms at over four thousand feet in height on the one side, to the wild and remote Monadhliath mountains on the other and along the great sweep of the line of the River Spey through moorland and forest in the south to wider agricultural landscapes in the north east.

The landscapes which add so much to the stunning visual experience of Monarch of the Glen can be experienced by anyone who cares to visit the area - and you never know - you might even bump into one of the stars, or drive round a corner and find a film crew in full swing - experiences which many of us here in Badenoch have encountered.

Visit the Ardverikie Estate site - www.ardverikie.com
Visit the BBC Monarch of the glen site - www.bbc.co.uk
Visit Monarch Country - www.monarchcountry.com
Explore Monarch Country on one of our leisure breaks.

Dramatic ruins, tower houses, magnificent mansions... we are right at the edge of castle country and there are over 70 in Grampian Highlands. Eleven of the region's finest great houses and castles are to be found along Scotland 's only Castle Trail. Here they are:

Huntly Castle
Duff House
Delgatie Castle
Fyvie Castle
Haddo House
Tolquhon Castle
Castle Fraser
Corgarff Castle
Kildrummy Castle
Leith Hall

One moment you will be in Norman Scotland, the next in Renaissance Scotland. You can let your imagination run riot in dark romantic ruins or in magnificently furnished castles. The trail is approximately 150 miles long and can be followed in either direction. At least one hour should be allowed for each property visit.

You can see the castle trail here:www.agtb.org/attractions/castle.htm

Explore these Scottish castles on one of our leisure breaks.

Extra Information

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  • Walking Holidays
  • Country Retreat

General Policy

A non refundable deposit of the cost of the 1st night may be taken by the hotel on booking.

Fairwinds is non smoking.

Children are welcome by prior arrangement.

We cannnot put extra beds in our Standard Double & Cosy Double rooms. Extra bed chargeable at 50% room rate (13yrs -) 25% room rate (2-12yrs) 0% (up to 2yrs)

Free off road parking.

We only accept pets in one room (Strathspey) of the hotel at our discretion only at a charge of £6.00 per night per dog.

Complimentary WiFi through out the hotel. Breakfast is included in room price.

For direct bookings only, cancellation is free of charge if notice is given at least 7 days prior to first reservation date, thereafter 100% of the reservation is charged. For third party bookings such as booking.com or Expedia the first night is non-refundable from time of booking. We will provide an invoice for insurance claims.