Nestled in the Cairngorms National Park in the heart of 'whisky country', Glenlivet is a tiny village popular for its whisky distillery.
Known as the home of the Glenlivet Distillery, which makes the famous Scotch malt whisky, this village is the perfect place to choose as the beginning of the Malt Whisky Trail. The Speyside Way, running from Ballindalloch Station to Tomintoul, is one of the most scenic footpaths in this part of Scotland.
Glenlivet, like other locations in Scotland, also has castle ruins to visit. Drumin Castle, which is thought to date back to the 14th century, has only two walls remaining while Blairfindy Castle still retains its unique architectural details of the walls, but can only be visited from outside due to the condition of the castle.
The combination of the different landscapes makes Glenlivet a haven for wildlife. A great variety of rare species of birds and animals can be spotted here including wildcats and pine martens. Parts of the Glenlivet Estate have been designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.