A few visitor favourites
Hobbit Hideaway is nestled into a peaceful valley at the foot of Ben Rinnes in Moray, Speyside. It’s an ideal location for a holiday as there’s a multitude of things to see and do, from gentle walks, wildlife, and water sports to world famous whisky trails & fishing. Walk, climb, cycle or simply relax, Moray is truly a wee gem in the North East of Scotland. You can find out more about the local area @ Moray Speyside Tourism
We are located approximately 5 mins drive from our closest village, Aberlour. Aberlour is located in Moray on the south shore of the River Spey, between Grantown-on-Spey (22 miles) and Elgin (20 miles). The town lies 58 miles west of Aberdeen and 54 miles east of Inverness. It has a good road connection and is in easy reach of the A95 and A96.
Trains: Aviemore (35 miles) is approximately 50 min drive. Elgin (20 miles) is approximately 35 min drive. International Airports: Aberdeen (55 miles) and Inverness (44 miles) Both are approximately 1hr 30min drive. Public transport to Aberlour is not great, but it is possible. You can travel to us using trains & buses. We are happy to collect guests from Aberlour. We are also happy to lend our own bikes to guests on request. It is approximately a 1hr 30min walk from us to Aberlour. We support sustainable travel when possible.
Ben Rinnes - Moray's highest mountain which you can access by foot from us. The entire walk from start to finish takes from 4 hours depending on your level of fitness and enthusiasm!
Linn Falls - You can access here by foot too. It's a stunning place to visit for a wee swim and a picnic, if the weather’s kind! (1hr walk)
Craigellachie Bridge - is a spectacular bridge with a very interesting history. (10 min drive) Also known as the Thomas Telford bridge, built between 1812 and 1814.
Ballindalloch Castle - A spectacular castle set in exquisite grounds. They have a cafe, shop and play areas to explore. (15 min drive)
Knockando Woolmill - An authentic Scottish Woolmill with a cafe, shop, heritage centre and beautiful grounds to explore. This place is even more special as in addition to being an internationally trading business, its a social enterprise, meaning all profit is reinvested in the business. (15 min drive)
Keith and Dufftown Railway is also known as the Whisky Line. It's a heritage railway, only 11 miles long and links Dufftown, the whisky capital to Keith a small market town. Another social enterprise ran entirely by volunteers. (30 min drive)
Clava Cairns - or Craigh na Dun (Outlander!) - approx 1hr 30 drive
Head East to Tomintoul and our neighbouring Aberdeenshire via the Cairngorms National Park. We're approximately 30 mins drive from Tomintoul (Scotlands highest village) and the Cairngorm Mountains, a visitors firm favourite with spectacular wildlife, heritage trails, walking and cycle routes, skiing and so much more!
You can head east across the Cairngorms to Aberdeenshire and visit the likes of the Queens Scottish castle at Balmoral as well many of sites of spectacular beauty, interest and heritage.
Brodie Castle - Another stunning castle with exquisite grounds, a magical Alice in Wonderland themed play-area, a cafe and shop filled with heritage crafts and interesting finds.
Morayvia - Morayvia’s Science and Technology Experience, is another high class social enterprise, run by volunteers, which brings together a number of disciplines from aerospace and astronomy to technology and arts-related activities into a single visitor centre of excellence.
There is a huge amount of choice in the places you can visit. With 50 whisky distilleries, outdoor activities, coastal walks with caves to explore and a huge range of kid -friendly activities nearby, you will most definitely not be stuck for something interesting to do!