Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre
The Discovery Centre in Tomintoul provides a brand new visitor experience and information hub. This is your first port of call to find out about the area, its natural and cultural heritage including the history of the whisky industry when illicit stills, smuggling and excise-men were once commonplace. Open Easter to October.
Scalan seminary and mills
Explore the remote Braes of Glenlivet and visit the secret seminary at Scalan, where priests were trained in secret during the prohibition of the Catholic faith in the 18th century. Two recently conserved mill buildings provide an insight into the farming history of the Braes.
Just along the road from the Glenlivet Distillery is the ruin of Blairfindy Castle, built as a fortified tower house in 1564 by John Gordon of the Huntly family. Following conservation works in 2019 to stabilise the structure, you can now get up close to the castle. Please park at the distillery and follow the short path to the castle, enjoying the views of Glenlivet as you go.
This picturesque bridge spans the River Livet at Bridgend of Glenlivet. Originally a triple bridge, only two arches remain. The third arch was washed away during the great “Muckle Spate” of 1829. Enjoy the sounds of water and birdsong or enjoy a picnic in this tranquil woodland setting.
Visit the ruin of this 14th century tower house near Bridgend of Glenlivet. Thought to have been built for the Wolf of Badenoch, it looks over the meeting point of the Rivers Avon and Livet. The castle and surrounding community orchard is accessible from a nearby carpark, with the option to include a longer walk along the Drumin circular path.