There are charming fishing villages along the beautiful Moray Firth Coast; a coastline that was voted one of the best in the world by National Geographic. Just recently, Lonely Planet included the region on its top 10 Best in Travel destinations for 2019. One of Scotland’s newest driving routes, North East 250 was recommended, a route which goes across Moray and onwards to Aberdeen. The Snow Roads were also highly recommended, a 90 mile route throughout the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
Of course, there are plenty of distilleries to visit with Speyside home to more than half of Scotland’s distilleries. The Malt Whisky Trail spans the Moray Speyside region and offers the perfect journey to discover the secrets of malt whisky country.
Discover Elgin’s past and present as you explore its historic streets. Dating from the early medieval period, Elgin has been a bustling town for centuries, with stories and history around every corner. Visit the site of Elgin’s long-gone castle, which was destroyed in 1308 shortly after the death of William Wallace, and see majestic Elgin Cathedral which dates from 1224.
Head to Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere to find out more about Elgin’s history and places you can visit.
Beginning in Findhorn and ending in Cullen, the Moray Coast Trail is one of Scotland’s beautiful long-distance walking routes. The 50 mile (80 km) route traces the coastline of Moray Speyside and is split into sections, so you can choose between tackling the whole route (3 – 5 days recommended for this) or picking a section for a day walk.
Along the way you’ll come across cliffs, caves and sandy beaches and will pass stunning natural features, such as Bow Fiddle Rock, which is said to resemble the tip of a bow. You may even dolphins playing in the waters of the Moray Firth too.
Play high-quality links courses along the Moray Firth or beautiful parkland courses, such as Rothes Golf Course, further inland.
Find out more about golf in Moray Speyside.