Travel Guide - Elgin, Morayshire

Elgin, a former cathedral town located on the shores of the Moray Firth, with a long and fascinating history. Cobbled streets, old buildings and most importantly being in the whisky country all are key attributes to this northern Scottish town.

Being located in the famous whisky region visitors can discover more about Glenmore, Gordon & Macphail and Glen Elgin distilleries. Also renowned is Johnsons of Elgin, the cashmere clothing company where you can visit the mill and see how the raw material is processed into fine cashmere products.

Visitors can also learn about the history of Elgin by visiting the local museum which is one of Britain’s oldest museum dating back since 1843. The historic cathedral in the town centre is an iconic structure and worthwhile seeing.

Away from the local attractions is the large shingle beach and wildlife reserve area, Spey bay. It is a great spot to see dolphins swimming in the Moray Firth and Yellowhammer, Eider, Red Squirrels and other wildlife.
For the more adventurous, there’s sailing, quad biking, rock climbing. The local area has golf courses.