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Malt Whisky Trail.Speyside Malt
                      Whisky Speyside malts are known throughout the world not only for their distinctive tastes but also due to some of them being on the worlds only Malt Whisky Trail. The distilleries concerned, namely The Glenlivet, Cardhu, Tamnavulin, Glenfiddich, Tamdhu, Glenfarclas, Strathisla and Glen Grant provide guided tours that each end with a free dram. A visit to the Speyside Cooperage completes the trail.

The Speyside Cooperage Tel: 01340 871108 is the only one of its kind in Britain with a visitor centre and again is open all year.

There are a wide variety of Watersports to enjoy in the area including river trips, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and rowing. All these are available a short drive from Grantown-on-Spey.

The Landmark Forest Heritage Park, a few miles from Grantown- on-Spey offers "Tree Top Trails", timber trails, film shows, sawmills as well as restaurants and shops. Open all year.

Visit the Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig to see many of Scotland's native species of animal. The park is open all year. It now hosts Polar Bears as a star attraction as well as wolves, red and roe deer, bison, pine martin, capercaillie, eagles, beaver, otter, arctic fox, owls, wild przewalski's horses and even mouflon.

For anyone interested in the social history of the Highlands a visit to the Highlands Folk Museum is a must. Based on two sites and covering 86 acres the centre contain important collections, indoor and outdoor museums, furnished agricultural workers crofts, a township and much more. Open May to the end of August.