Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre
A working cooperage with unique visitor centre, where skilled coopers and their apprentices practise this ancient craft. Each year they repair around 100,000 oak casks - barrels, hogsheads, butts and puncheons; which will be used to mature many different whiskies. Savour the sights, sounds and smells of the bustling workshops and why not have a go at building a demonstration cask? There is also a spacious gift shop and a barrel themed coffee shop.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Picnic areas, disabled viewing point
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Mon-Fri 9.30-5 (last tour 3.30). Coffee Shop closes at 4. Gift shop closes at 4.45. Closed Xmas & New Year
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About the area
The largely undiscovered Moray coast offers miles of red sandstone cliffs that spill down to fine sandy beaches split by dramatic rocky headlands, and a chain of small towns, sleepy villages and fishing ports. The gentle breezes and warm sunshine of lazy summer days give the place a restful, relaxing air, and the evenings are a magical time too, with this part of Scotland renowned for its superb sunsets.
Elgin, the commercial and administrative centre for Moray for over eight centuries, stands on a meandering loop of the River Lossie in a richly fertile agricultural district known as the Garden of Moray. Although the townscape has been reworked and rebuilt over the years, it retains a medieval street plan with narrow alleyways leading off the broad main street, a cobbled market place, and some fine old 18th and 19th century buildings. Elgin has long been a favoured tourist centre for exploring the north-west corner of Grampian and offers a host of attractions.
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