Glen Avon Hotel. Situated in the Moray village of Tomintoul, Scotland
Tomintoul hotel - Glen Avon hotel, on the Whisky Trail, Scotland
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Sports, recreation and activities around the Tomintoul and Glenlivet area.

Tomintoul has quite a few fine eateries. From great cafe's to fine dining

The local area is filled with a host of things to do and see. Just some of the attractions to be enjoyed in the region around Tomintoul are:

The Cairngorm mountains
A whole host of Whisky trails
Commercial centres of Aberdeen & Inverness
Culloden battlefield - site of the last Jacobite uprising in 1746
Bronze Age standing stones
Restored watermills
Magnificent Scottish castles
Moray coast - a tiny fishing villages with deserted sandy beaches, magnificent sea cliffs and caves
Winter sports - a world of opportunity for Nordic & downhill skiers with Lecht ski field located 6 miles away

Tomintoul is small enough to walk around, yet has so much to offer

Nearby attractions include:

Whisky Trail

Ideally situated for day trips to the commercial centres of Aberdeen and Inverness, the Glen Avon Hotel is also the perfect base to explore the wild, lonely and austerely beautiful countryside at your feet. Follow the network of signposted tracks and paths to discover the enchanting river scenery, woodland and heather moors. The unpopulated and unspoilt countryside is home to an abundance of wildlife.

Discover the history of the area with a visit to the battlefields of Culloden, explore Bronze Age standing stones, restored watermills and a wealth of magnificent castles. By contrast explore the delights of the Moray Coast. Within an hours drive of the hotel, discover tiny fishing villages, deserted sandy beaches, magnificent sea cliffs and caves.

The winter months provide ample scope for Nordic and downhill skiers with Lecht ski field located only 6 miles away, whilst mountaineers can appreciate the arctic beauty of the Cairngorms.

hisky The Malt Whisky TrailTrail and sample some of our most famous Malt Whiskies and the only traditional working Cooperage.


Speyside Way

Heralded as one of the most attractive and popular long distance footpaths, this extension to the Speyside way takes you from Tomintoul to Ballindalloch Station. For more information contact:
- Glenlivet Estate Ranger
- Tomintoul tourist information centre.
- Moray council countryside Ranger at the Speyside Way visitor centre, Craigellachie tel +44 (01340) 881-266


Local Shops & Crafts

Wood Carver- Tomintoul wood carver - Donald Corr
- A'anside studios
- The Whisky castle



Downhill & Nordic Skiiing are available locally, dry slopes operate all year.
- Lecht Ski centre


Castle Trail

Easy access to the Castle Trail and many historic buildings and antiquities.


Local Walks

The Glenlivet Estate
A huge variety of signposted walks are available from the gentle to the demanding, rambling to scrambling. Please follow the Country Code.
- Community organisation
- Glenlivet Estate


Mountain Biking

There are endless opportunities for mountain biking and biking in general. From peaceful country lanes beside brooks & farms to vertical descents with your hair on fire.
- Community organisation
- Glenlivet Estate


Salmon & Trout fishing

Fishing is available on the local rivers. Daily permits are available in the village.


Golf Courses

Many of Scotland's finest Golf courses are within an hours drive of the hotel.


Pony Trekking

Pony trekking and riding lessons are available in the village.


Offroad Driving

Offroad driving and all terrain vehicles can be found at Boat of Garten and Aviemore.



The variety of animal habitiats in the region is home to a huge range of bird life, from crested titis to ptarmigan including the Ospresys at Loch Garten.
- Wild Farm Safari


Plant life

The plant life of the region is as varied as the terrain and many uncommon plants may be found such as butterworts, lichen and wild orchids.



Stalking & Clay Pigeon Shooting can be arranged locally.

Scottish tourist rating inn quality. Solo, Switch , Visa and Mastercard credit cards accepted
Glen Avon Hotel, The Square, Tomintoul, Banffshire.
Tel. +44 (0)1807 580218
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