The self-styled Malt Whisky Capital of the World, Dufftown probably has a better claim on the title than any other.
With seven working distilleries in the town and the immediate area, Dufftown is the idea base to take in the malt whisky trail of Speyside and enjoy some of Scotland's finest spirts. The most well-known is the Glenfiddich Distillery, which produces whisky enjoyed around the world.
The town is very much geared to whisky-making and tourism, with a number of specalist shops and a Whisky and Heritage Museum.
Dufftown also has two spectacular ruined catles. Auchindoun, to the South-East is set high on the site of an Iron Age hill fort, while Balvenie in the north nestles in woodland overlooking Glen Fiddich.
Follow the whisky trail to Aberlour !
Towns Near Dufftown To Visit - straight line distance:Aberlour (3.96 miles) Huntly (12.80 miles) Elgin (15.73 miles) Tomintoul (16.27 miles)
Speyside Cooperage Working cooperage making oak barrels supplying the whisky industry and more.
Glenfiddich Distillery An iconic Scottish malt.
Balvenie Castle One of the oldest stone castles in Scotland.
Auchindoun Castle Ruined stronghold set high on an iron age mound.
Dufftown Whisky and Heritage Museum Museum of local history and whisky-making.