Around Speyside

Speyside and the Highlands

Speyside is famous for its world-class salmon fishing, its unique malt whisky trail, abundant wildlife and rich, colourful history.

The region is often called Moray Speyside and is also home to well-known names such as Walker’s Shortbread in Aberlour and Johnston’s Wool and Cashmere clothing mill in Elgin, less than 30 minutes drive away, as are key attractions such as the gardens of Ballindalloch and Gordon Castle.

For the energetic, there are riding stables, three golf courses at Dufftown, Rothes and Ballindalloch, and canoeing, kayaking and watersports in nearby Aberlour.

It is also a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Many guests come to Braeriach simply to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Highlands countryside.

Fishing on the Spey

Fishing flie
Spey is fly fishing only and home of the famous Speycast method.

The Spey is probably the most famous salmon fishing river in the world. It’s fast flowing waters make an ideal environment for salmon and sea trout.

The fishing season opens on 11 February and runs till 30 September. The Spey is fly fishing only and gives its name to the distinctive Speycast method.

Speyside malt whisky

Distilleries in Speyside
Distilleries in Speyside

Strathspey has the largest concentration of distilleries anywhere in Scotland and Craigellachie makes an ideal base for exploring the only malt whisky trail in the world.

Best-selling single malts like The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, are distilled just a few miles of Braeriach. 

Golfing in the Cairngorms

Play golf in some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery.

Scotland is often called the ‘Home of Golf’ and there are three enjoyable, challenging golf courses within a ten-mile drive from Braeriach and dozens further afield. With courses around the north-east offering everything from mountain scenery to rugged coastline, you are sure to have some memorable rounds on the region’s golf courses.

Craigellachie’s excellent village website is a good source of information about local attractions and things to do.

How to find us

The house is located on the edge of the village of Craigellachie, with a stunning view of the Spey. The nearest airports are approximately an hour’s drive away, at Inverness and Aberdeen.