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Lecht Ski Centre - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Cock Bridge, Strathdon AB36 8YP, UK

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About Lecht Ski Centre

The Lecht Ski Centre is an alpine ski area in the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands. The ski slopes are set around the mountains Beinn a' Chruinnich, 2,552 ft and Meikle Corr Riabhach, 2556 ft. The Lecht is the smallest ski area in Scotland in terms of area, number of runs and vertical drop and as such is the most suitable for beginners. 15 lifts provide access to 23 groomed pistes.

Attractions Near Lecht Ski Centre

Corgarff Castle
Corgarff Castle4.25km from Lecht Ski Centre

Corgarff Castle is a tower-house, located on sloping land to the south of the River Don. Built as a hunting-lodge in the mid-sixteenth century, it was converted into a Hanoverian garrison in 1748. The lodge was reputedly built by the Earl of Mar, but passed to the Forbes family soon after. Corgarff itself briefly housed a distillery in the 1820s. A small whisky still from the period is displayed in one of the two pavilions added to the castle by the army.

Glenbuchat Castle
Glenbuchat Castle15.11km from Lecht Ski Centre

Glenbuchat is a good example of a late 16th-century Z-plan tower house, located in remote Strathdon countryside between the River Don and the Water of Buchat. The builder of Glenbuchat was John Gordon of Cairnburrow, who erected the new house to mark his marriage to Helen Carnegie, his second wife, in 1590.

Corryhabbie Hill
Corryhabbie Hill16.32km from Lecht Ski Centre
Blairfindy Castle
Blairfindy Castle16.46km from Lecht Ski Centre

Blairfindy Castle is a tower house of the Grants and Gordons which sits high on a slope overlooking the River Livet. Although possibly containing remnants dating to the first occupation of the Grants in the 15th century, the majority of the fabric and recorded history dates to the 16th century. It consists of a 4-storey, L-plan tower house built of whin and sandstone random rubble in lime mortar with rough granite dressings. The walls are founded on large boulders just at ground level.

Glenlivet16.83km from Lecht Ski Centre

The Glenlivet Distillery, Scotland sits in a wild and remote glen, its history laced with drama and intrigue. So in every bottle of whisky we make, we capture as much of the spirit of the glen as we can. We invite you to the heart of Scotland’s whisky-making country to explore the turbulent history of the whisky smugglers, delve into the intriguing mysteries of distilling and sample the golden magic that is The Glenlivet.

Ben Avon
Ben Avon17.84km from Lecht Ski Centre

Ben Avon is a very large and complex mountain sprawling over more than 30 km2. The summit plateau is dominated by granite tors, one of which forms the summit. From the broad summit plateau ridges lead in almost every direction, allowing access from Glen Avon to the north, from Beinn a' Bhùird to the west and from Gleann an t-Slugain in the south. To the west of the summit lies the massive corrie, Slochd Mòr, with its rocky cliffs, and the approaches from the south and west take you close to the

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Discover More Attractions in Aberdeenshire, Where Lecht Ski Centre Is Located

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Aberdeenshire is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. It has a rich prehistoric and historic heritage. It is the locus of a large number of Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeological sites, including Longman Hill, Kempstone Hill, Catto Long Barrow and Cairn Lee. There are also so many other things to see and do around this county.