The Moray Coast really does have something for everyone - stunning coastline and beaches, historic castles, championship golf courses, fishing, whisky distilleries, fantastic local produce and restaurants. . All this and within an hours drive you can be experiancing the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm National Park, the vibrant city of Inverness or monstor spotting on Loch Ness.
There is definately no shortage of things to keep every member of the family entertained all year round!
The north east coast of Scotland and the Moray firth offer spectacular coastal scenery, from towering cliffs to sheltered bays and vast sandy beaches with spectacular sunsets.
Enjoy a gentle stroll or paddle in the clear waters or for the more adventurous try scuba diving, sailing or why not take a boat trip to visit the moray firths resident population of bottlenose dolphins!
Moray and Aberdeenshire boasts more than its fair share of historic houses from impressive ruins clinging to sea cliffs to grand mansions.
In the heart of Aberdeenshire a selection of 13 of the worlds most unique and striking castles can be found on the castle trail. Brodie Castle and Cawdor Castle can be found west of Forres and are well worth a visit, as are the impressive ruins of Elgin Cathedral and Spynie Palace.
Moray and Aberdeenshire are at the heart of Scotlands whisky country with over 50 distilleries each with its own individual charm and taste.
The Malt Whisky Trail in Moray takes you on a tour of 8 famous distilleries including Glenfiddich, Glen Grant and Glen Livet and a cooperage. Many distilleries offer you the chance to take a guided tour and sample their whisky.
The annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is held yearly at the beginning of May and with a host of events of the whisky fan!
The Moray area is situated approx 27 miles east of the vibrant city of Inverness the gateway to the highlands.
Located at the top of the Great Glen a great variety of different kinds of landscape lie within easy reach of Inverness. Loch Nessis only a few minutes drive from Inverness. To the south and west lie the big hills in the heart of the Highlands, notably around Glen Affric. West of Inverness and with the little town of Beauly at its northern gateway, the long glen of Strathglass leads into these heartlands.
The Inverness area has a good range of historic sites and castles to visit, as well as Europe's best preserved 18th-century fort at Fort George. The sport and activity choice is also wide-ranging and includes the chance to spot the most famous resident of Loch Ness!
Royal Deeside is part of the Cairngorms National Park the UK's newest and largest park. This area of outstanding natural beauty of high mountains ancient forests and sparkling rivers is home to some of Scotlands rarest flora & fauna.