Craigellachie Bridge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Craigellachie Bridge
Craigellachie Bridge is a cast iron arch bridge across the River Spey at Craigellachie. The bridge was built by the famous engineer Thomas Telford between 1812 and 1814. It features two sets of mock-Medieval turrets, standing 15 feet high on each side of the river. The bridge was commemorated on a Royal Mail postage stamp in 2015.It also features in the artwork and logos of Spey Valley Brewery who brew an 1814 lager in commemoration of the bridge
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Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre
1.25km from Craigellachie Bridge
The Speyside Cooperage is a cooperage located in Craigellachie, Aberlour, Scotland. Its visitor centre, the only such in Britain, is part of the Malt Whisky Trail, started in the early 1980s. Each year, it produces and repairs nearly 150,000 oak casks used by the surrounding Speyside Whisky distilleries, as well as distilleries elsewhere throughout Scotland. Owned by the Taylor family since its founding in 1947, the cooperage was sold in 2008 to the French firm Tonnellerie François Frères.
3.34km from Craigellachie Bridge
The Aberlour distillery is an active distillery with two wash stills and two spirit stills. Nowadays they have a yearly output of about 3.5 million litres. The Whiskies of the Aberlour distillery are usually all sweet with sherry, not smoky and more fruity then spicy. Since 1986, Aberlour Single Malt Scotch Whisky has won 58 Gold awards and 8 Trophies in the Tasting categories of two leading industry competitions: the International Wine and Spirits Competition.
3.86km from Craigellachie Bridge
The Linn Falls is a waterfall in Scotland. The Linn Falls is situated south of Aberlour, close to Aberlour distillery. There are well-maintained paths to the falls, although boots or wellies are required. In this area you can see lots of wildlife, as well as rare lichens and mosses. It is very close to a distillery and the high alcohol content of the air even affects vegetation nearby, making tree trunks darker, for instance.
3.88km from Craigellachie Bridge
Ben Aigan hill lies to the east of Rothes, the north east of Craigellachie and to the east of the River Spey which flows along the foot of its western and northern slopes. This majestic hill Rising to a height of 471m and extensively forested apart from the summit cone, the top of Ben Aigan provides magnificent views over Speyside, south to Ben Rinnes, and away to the north over the Moray Firth to the hills of Sutherland.
The Balvenie Distillery
5.17km from Craigellachie Bridge
The Balvenie distillery was built in 1892 by William J. Grant. The Balvenie, a unique range of single malt Scotch whiskies hand-crafted in Speyside using centuries-old skills passed down through generations. Balvenie makes whisky in the traditional batch process of the production of single malt. The use of locally grown barley is preferred, and it is floor-malted where possible. Of the 120+ distilleries in Scotland, Balvenie is one of only seven distilleries with its own malting floor.
The Keith & Dufftown Railway
5.24km from Craigellachie Bridge
The Keith and Dufftown railway is one of the most Northerly preserved railways in the country, and one of the longest and most scenic. this historic railway runs between Dufftown and Keith. The company was formed in 1857, the line was opened in 1862, and it was absorbed by the Great North of Scotland Railway in 1866. You can explore an area where the climate and geology are so suitable for malt whisky distilling that over half of Scotland's whisky distilleries are here.