Grantown on Spey

Speyside is the region of Scotland most famous for the whiskies. It’s not that the other regions are not known for the whiskies, it’s that the most distilleries are here, including the best selling trio Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Macallan. I will not make this post about the whiskies, I am merely explaining how one can not go to Scotland and not visit Speyside.

Speyside is a region around the river Spey (kind of a duhh statement), which easily explains how we got an accommodation in a little town called Grantown on Spey. The choice was ideal: it was well located amidst the distilleries, in a beautiful part of the country, with an impressive scenery. We stayed at Rossmor Guest House, which we fully recommend. Here are some photos to help you decide (which I believe do the place more justice than the photos on their site 🙂 )

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Rossmor Guesthouse in Grantown-on-Spey
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Rossmor Guesthouse – guest living room
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Rossmor Guesthouse – cozy breakfast area
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Rossmor Guesthouse – nice spacy room

Grantown on Spey was a great choice for HQ in the area, as it was nice, quiet and cozy, had restaurants open until late, with good food and a lot of photo opportunities.

What was especially surprising was how late there would still be light. This photo for example is taken after 21:30:

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Grantown-on-Spey hotel in the early hours of the night

The weather was also very welcoming, and allowed us to take more colorful street photos:

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Yes, I know this is B&W, but the following one is color
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On the streets of Grantown on Spey, Scotland
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Pun fully intended – storefront in Grantown on Spey
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Beautiful hotel in Grantown on Spey

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