Tomintoul is the highest village in the Cairngorms and the largest community on Glenlivet Estate. It is known for its abundance of sporting pursuits, including a vast network of biking and walking trails. Whisky also plays an important roll with many distilleries just a stone's throw away.
Tomintoul is the highest village in the Caingorms and the largest community on Glenlivet Estate. It oozes history and rugged grandeur, having been founded by a Duke in the 18th century.
Situated halfway between Aviemore and Royal Deeside, Tomintoul makes an ideal base for exploring the Snow Roads and the Cairngorms National Park. Throughout its history Tomintoul has been a stopping place for travellers and this is reflected in the range of accommodation and services available in the village today. Its main street has an abundance of amenities including a deli, art gallery, gift shops, restaurants, a Discovery Centre and a whisky shop.
In addition to its reputation as a premier spot for mountain biking, offering over 100 miles of routes, the village is also within easy reach of other sports including skiing at the Lecht, clay pigeon shooting, pony trekking and salmon fishing. The town even has its own munro, Glen Avon. Stunning Dark skies and easy access makes Tomintoul one of the best places to discover the wonders of the night sky, so enjoy a day full of activities and an evening brimming with stars.
Glenlivet Estate is surrounded by high hills on all sides. Its landscapes range from deep river valleys through fertile farmland and wooded hillsides to high heather moors with magnificent views across north eastern Scotland.
Notorious for whisky smugglers in times gone by, Glenlivet and Tomintoul can be explored on foot from over one hundred miles of easy access waymarked trails. Whisky production is still part of everyday life and visitors can enjoy a dram on a visit to The Glenlivet Distillery or Tomintoul Distillery (by appointment only).