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Attractive town on the River Lossie at the heart of the Scottish whisky trails



Elgin Cathedral

One of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings, Elgin Cathedral is a magnificent ruin, much of which dates back to the 13th C.
IV30 1HU


Spynie Palace

For five centuries until 1686, Spynie Palace was the residence of the bishops of Moray.
north of Elgin
IV30 5QG


Huntly Falconry Centre

Great family day out.
Deverton Road
AB54 4UU



Duff House

William Adam's creation Duff House is one of Scotland's most important houses.
AB45 3SX


Deskford Church FREE

The ruin of a small late medieval church with a richly carved sacrament house of a type characteristic of north-east Scotland.
4m South of Cullen on the B9018 to Keith.
AB56 5UA


St Peter's Kirk And Parish Cross FREE

The roofless remains of the kirk include the base of a 14th-century western tower, a 16th-century vaulted porch.
0.5m East of village of Duffus.
IV30 5QD


Sueno's Stone FREE

The most remarkable sculptured monument in Britain, probably a cenotaph, standing over 20 feet high.
At the East end of Forres off the A96
IV36 3WX


Keith And Dufftown Railway

The Keith & Dufftown Railway is an eleven mile line linking the World's Malt Whisky Capital, Dufftown, to the market town of Keith.
AB55 4BA


Loanhead Stone Circle FREE

The best known of a group of recumbent stone circles, enclosing a ring cairn.
Near Daviot, 5m North West of Inverurie off the A96.
AB51 0JH


Huntly Castle

Remarkable for its splendid architecture, Huntly Castle served as a baronial residence for five centuries.
AB54 4SH


Duffus Castle FREE

One of the finest examples of a motte and bailey castle in Scotland with a later, very fine, stone hall house and curtain wall.
5m North-West of Elgin on the B9012 to Burghead
IV30 5PU


Loch Park Adventure Centre

Loch Park was created in the Victorian period as a beauty spot for visitors to nearby Drummuir Castle.
Drummuir Castle Estate
AB55 5JX

Recommended by James gault
“It a good day out”


Burghead Well FREE

A rock-cut well, identified by some as an early Christian baptistry associated with the local cult of St Ethan.
In King Street, Burghead on the B9013
IV30 5TZ


Ballindalloch Castle And Gardens

Take a tour of the Pearl of the North, the family home of Macpherson-Grants since 1546.
AB37 9AX



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