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Burghead Well - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

King St, Burghead, Elgin IV30 5XG, UK

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About Burghead Well

Burghead Well stands in the north-eastern corner of what was once a great Pictish fort. Three huge ramparts and ditches cut off the headland heading into the Moray Firth. Behind them lay an inner fort, dating to about AD 500. Burghead may have served as a Pictish navy base, but it was destroyed by fire in the 800s.

Attractions Near Burghead Well

Hopeman East Beach
Hopeman East Beach3.58km from Burghead Well

Hopeman East Beach forms a vast sandy paradise along the north coast of Cornwall. The local osprey and crocodile populations are also ideal places for bird watching and swimming. The beach often gets large waves, making it a popular spot for surfers. It is also a popular destination for walkers, with a coastal path passing the beach.

Sculptor's Cave
Sculptor's Cave6.58km from Burghead Well

Sculptor's Cave is located on a beach of the Moray Firth, near Covesea. Lying below the beachside cliffs, the cave is accessible via two separate passages. There is evidence that this cave was an important place of ritual practice in the past. Bronze Age artifacts and clay pottery have been found within the cave and more disturbingly, a large number of human remains, predominantly those of children.

Duffus Castle
Duffus Castle8km from Burghead Well

Duffus Castle is a Norman motte and bailey castle augmented by a later stone keep. The original Norman motte and bailey fortress was composed of an impressive earthwork mound standing out from the low-lying Leigh of Moray, surrounded by a timber palisade. The castle was substantially rebuilt in the thirteenth century including construction of the large Keep seen today. Duffus was attacked on numerous occasions but remained in use until the eighteenth century.

Findhorn Beach
Findhorn Beach8.16km from Burghead Well

Findhorn is one of the more popular beaches along the Moray coastline thanks to the long, unspoilt sandy stretch of the shore and the natural beauty of this spot. It is a good place to see seals hauled out at low tide on the sandbank at the mouth of the River Findhorn. The top of the beach is shingle, so at high tide there is little sand exposed. The village itself has a couple of good pubs, a restaurant and a cafe.Public Toilets.

Findhorn Foundation
Findhorn Foundation8.17km from Burghead Well

The Findhorn Foundation and Community is a spiritual community and holistic learning centre – an experiential search into new ways of living. We welcome guests to become part of the ongoing exploration. The Foundation has two main sites. The Foundation offers a range of workshops, programmes and events in the environment of a working ecovillage. The programmes are intended to give participants practical experience of how to apply spiritual values in daily life. Approximately 3000 participants fr

Glen Moray Distillery
Glen Moray Distillery11.2km from Burghead Well

Glen Moray distillery has been producing fine single malt since 1897. The locally malted barley and pure waters of the River Lossie combine to produce this delicate well-balanced whisky. The distillery has a visitor centre which offers tours and tastings year-round. Details can be found on the company website here: Distillery Tours. Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail is a tourism initiative featuring seven working Speyside distilleries including Glen Moray, a historic distillery and the Speyside Coope

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Moray is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland. It lies in the north-east of the country, with coastline on the Moray Firth, and borders the council areas of Aberdeenshire and Highland.