Must-see attractions in Moray

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    Elgin Museum

    Scotland's oldest independent museum is an old-fashioned cabinet of curiosities, a captivating collection artfully displayed in a beautiful, purpose-built…

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    Duff House

    One of Scotland's underappreciated treasures, Duff House is home to an art gallery with a superb collection of Scottish and European art, including…

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    Whisky Museum

    As well as housing a selection of distillery memorabilia (try saying that after a few drams), the Whisky Museum holds ‘nosing and tasting evenings’ in the…

  • Scottish Dolphin Centre

    Based in a historic icehouse that used to store ice for preserving local salmon catches, this wildlife centre is one of the best land-based dolphin…

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    Findhorn Foundation

    The Findhorn Foundation is an international spiritual community founded in 1962. There’s a small permanent population of around 200, but the community…

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    Culbin Forest

    On the western side of Findhorn Bay is Culbin Forest, a vast swath of Scots and Corsican pine that was planted in the 1940s to stabilise the shifting sand…

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    This impossibly picturesque village lies about 3 miles southwest of Portsoy. The main attractions are the 13th-century St Tarquin's Church, with its…

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    Elgin Cathedral

    Many people think that the ruins of Elgin Cathedral, known as the 'lantern of the north', are the most beautiful and evocative in Scotland; its octagonal…

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    Macduff Marine Aquarium

    The centrepiece of Macduff's aquarium is a 400,000L open-air tank, complete with kelp-coated reef and wave machine. Marine oddities on view include the…

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    Knockando Woolmill

    Hidden in a fold of the hills 5 miles west of Aberlour, Knockando is a rare survival of an 18th-century woollen mill that has been lovingly restored to…

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    Glenfiddich Distillery Visitor Centre

    Glenfiddich kept single malt alive during the dark years. The distillery is big and busy, but the handiest for Dufftown, and foreign languages are…

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    Keith & Dufftown Railway

    A line running for 11 miles from Dufftown to Keith sees trains hauled by 1950s diesel motor units running on weekends from Easter to September, plus…

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    Macallan Distillery

    Macallan is famous for making excellent sherry-casked malt whiskies; a new distillery and visitor centre opened in 2018. The 1¾-hour tours (maximum group…

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    Aberlour Distillery

    This distillery has an excellent, detailed tour with a proper tasting session. It’s on the main street in Aberlour. Tours begin at 10am and 2pm daily in…

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    Portsoy Salmon Bothy

    Built in 1834 as a workshop, icehouse and storage space for nets and equipment, the bothy now houses a museum that records the history of salmon fishing…

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    Glenfarclas Distillery

    Small, friendly and independent, Glenfarclas is 5 miles south of Aberlour on the Grantown road. The in-depth Connoisseur's Tour (Fridays only July to…

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    Joiner’s Workshop

    Fordyce Joiner’s Workshop has a collection of traditional woodworking tools and machinery, and stages woodwork demonstrations by a master joiner.

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    Speyside Cooperage

    Here you can watch the fascinating art of barrel-making during a 45-minute guided tour. It’s a mile south of Craigellachie on the Dufftown road.

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    Banff Museum

    The local museum covers wildlife, geology and history, and Banff silver – from the late 17th century until the 1880s the town supported two dozen…

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    Findhorn Heritage Centre

    Findhorn Heritage Centre, housed in a former salmon-fisher’s bothy at the northern end of the village, records the history of the settlement. The beach is…