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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Outdoor Supply Store
“Ski resort above the village of Aviemore. Offers skiing and snowboarding, with 11km of runs and several lifts. Ski & snowboard hire available locally, ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Shopping - Ladies, Gents, delicatessen & cafe. 15 minute drive from St Trinneans. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral and indeed Elgin, was once known as ‘the lantern o’ the north’ ... at least until the Wolf of Badenoch burned it down in 1390. What remains is an extremely well preserved beauty in traditional stone masonry. Do visit. It is gorgeous, interesting and the tour guides are very well informed. It is part of Historic Scotland with paid entry .. well worth the money but you can enjoy it from outside the railings. The Cooper park, the Biblical gardens, Johnston’s Woollen Mill and the Cathedral are all within a few minutes walk. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“High end luxury cashmere products for all ages in beautiful buildings.... Johnston’s also offer a free tour of the factory. I enjoy the industrial, historical and traditional manufacturing environment almost as much as finished product or the leisurely lunch in the coffee shop, restaurant.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Establishment
“In the heart of Speyside Malt Whisky Trail lies the Speyside Cooperage, the only working cooperage in the UK where you can experience the ancient art of coopering. Since 1947, Speyside Cooperage has produced the finest casks from the best American Oak. In 2008 the Cooperage was sold to the French firm Tonnellerie François Frères. Today the cooperage continues to work and produce the age-old product, still using traditional methods and tools. Each year, it produces and repairs nearly 150,000 oak casks used by the surrounding Speyside Whisky distilleries, as well as distilleries throughout Scotland and the rest of the world. The Cooperage is the only cooperage in Britain with a visitor centre. Enjoy a journey through the lifecycle of the cask, see the highly skilled coopers at work, try it for yourself with the mini casks or simply relax and enjoy the gift and coffee shop.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Distillery
“Distillery tours, cafe and shop. Buy Glenfiddich whisky or the local Balvenie. The full selection is here.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You can walk , run from the doorstep onto country trail and forest walks close by.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Government Building
“Explore and enjoy five hundred years of Highland history, acres of formal gardens, woodlands and riverside walks, the children’s Playground, Picnic Area, Tearoom and Gift Shop.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“A lovely place for a light lunch if you are in the area. With a great bookshop, whisky shop and arts and crafts shops on the same site.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cycle or walk the Speyside Way to Andersons or jump in the car. Worth a visit, catering for GF, DF, Vegan...…...try their fondue nights or pie night.....Booking essential”
  • 26 locals recommend
Establishment
“Local castle, famous for Daffodil creations. Historicl building with nice grounds.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“If you are keen to spend some of your time further afield in the mountains then a guided trip to the reindeers up on the Cairngorms is a joy. You will join a party of walkers and a guide or two with enough lichen and food to entice the reindeer and spend some precious time in their company. Pleasant walk, great views, great animals. For those less able or with less time the Reindeer Centre at Glenmore has an enclosure to see some up close and learn a little more about reindeers and their time in Scotland. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“On the banks of the Spey, with a fine selection of whiskies, a good menu, lunch and dinner available.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Establishment
“Knockando Woolmill has ensured the craft of carding, spinning and weaving with local wool has been passed down through generations since 1784. Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Establishment
“An ecovillage - defined as being ecologically, economically, culturally and spiritually sustainable, a community at work with spirit and nature. 25 minute drive from St Trinneans. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Establishment
“Benromach was established in 1898 and experienced many closures and changes of ownership before it was purchased by the Urquhart family, the owners of Gordon & MacPhail, in 1998. The family’s dream to own a classic Speyside distillery saw them re-equip the site before it was re-opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1998. At Benromach their Single Malt Scotch Whisky is handcrafted and made slowly, the time-honoured way. Using the finest natural ingredients 3 distillers orchestrate every second of the distillation process by sight, sound, touch and smell. A friendly tour guide will proudly show visitors the boby mill, mash tun, 4 wooden washbacks, 2 copper stills, spirit safe, filling room, dunnage warehouses before finishing the experience at the Visitor Centre, which is stocked with the full Benromach range and many mementoes. And, of course, you can enjoy a tutored tasting of the Benromach 10 Years Old, or other expressions from the award winning range.”
  • 14 locals recommend