Cairngorms and Speyside, Scotland – Whisky Country

This was our first visit to this region of Scotland end of May 2014 and what an experience! Very dramatic scenery and amazing wildlife. We had hoped to go camping for five days, but managed 2 days in the end at Aberlour Campsite, highly recommended if you’re after a quiet site.

On this occasion we only managed to visit a couple of distillieries, but this is a good excuse to return, not that we need one! Also managed to climb another Munro, our 5th.

Useful links:
http://www.visitcairngorms.com/
http://www.maltwhiskytrail.com/
http://www.wdcs.org/connect/wildlife_centre/spey_bay.php
http://www.moraydolphins.co.uk/boat-trips.html

Our first glimps of the Cairngorms, only to find this amazing beach!

Our first glimps of the Cairngorms, only to find this amazing beach!

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Carrbridge Bridge

Carrbridge Bridge

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We made a visit to the famous Glenlivet Distillery, what a Whisky cellar!

We made a visit to the famous Glenlivet Distillery, what a Whisky cellar!

Barral, Hogshead and Butt - the way to store your Scottish Whisky

Barral, Hogshead and Butt – the way to store your Scottish Whisky

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Now this is Whisky in your DNA, fantastic Artwork

Now this is Whisky in your DNA, fantastic Artwork

Next up, Glenfiddich Distillery

Next up, Glenfiddich Distillery

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My favouite was the 18yrs old single malt

My favouite was the 18yrs old single malt

Craigellachie Bridge

Craigellachie Bridge

Craigellachie Bridge

Craigellachie Bridge

Old  Railway Bridge in Spey Bay

Old Railway Bridge in Spey Bay

Yes, this is Scotland

Yes, this is Scotland

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A local red squirrel

A local red squirrel

The Osprey Centre and nest

The Osprey Centre and nest

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