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Location

Moray, pronounced ‘murr-ay’, is located in the north east of Scotland. Originally home to an ancient Celtic earldom, there are now excellent infrastructural links via road, rail and air, connecting the region to a variety of locations across the UK and Europe.

Being located between the cities of Inverness and Aberdeen means that the region not only has a rich history and stunning natural landscape, it is perfectly positioned to allow you to explore the rest of the UK and Europe by rail, air or road… from Aberlour to Zurich, the choice is yours!

You’ll be located 45 minutes from Inverness Airport, which connects you to hubs such as Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, Dublin Airport and London Heathrow.

Schiphol is easy to navigate and links you to almost any destination in the world. If you’re interested in visiting the USA, Dublin is the perfect airport for your connection - you can clear customs before leaving the airport, making for an exceptionally smooth arrival. The ability to fly to London in 1.5 hours means you can easily pop down for meetings, to visit friends and family, or for an onward connection. Moray is also under 1.5 hours by car from Aberdeen airport, where you can reach over 40 destinations in the UK and Europe. Although, we doubt you'll want to leave... you'll find you are spoilt for choice for thriving places to live and visit in Moray.


Each location has its own attractions and activities - you'll never be stuck for something to do!


Activities in Moray

With much of the region situated along the Moray coast, you can find beautiful, sandy beaches in Burghead, Lossiemouth, Roseisle, Cullen and Hopeman. In fact, National Geographic voted Moray’s 35 miles of golden sandy beaches in the top 12 most beautiful and unspoiled in the world.

The River Spey and River Findhorn are ideal for salmon and trout fishing and Moray's 18 golf courses make it perfect for keen golfers. The region is also the perfect spot to enjoy a range of other outdoor sports, including climbing, skiing, watersports and hill walking.

Moray is ideally suited to cycling and there are routes for all the family, for all abilities and at all levels.  Whether it’s a family cycle through Elgin’s town centre following the River Lossie, passing the Cathedral and through Cooper Park, serious cycling such as the  Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails or taking part in thrilling mountain bike routes such as the Forestry Commission’s Monster Trails, there is something for every cyclist.


What makes Moray?

Moray is famous for a number of things, from traditional harbour towns and seals and bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth, to historic castles and famous food and drink, including the traditional Cullen Skink, BaxtersWalkers shortbread and malt whisky. In fact, Moray is home to more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries.


Moray even has its own dialect - Doric. This ancient Scots dialect is still widely spoken today and even featured in the recent Brave movie by Disney/Pixar.


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