ELGIN CENTRAL BUDGET HOTEL (ELGIN.). Local Area
Elgin is a city,with historical buildings and museums, restaurants and bars and only 30 miles from the nearest airport. There is an abundance of things to see and do in Moray.
Rich in history Moray boasts a Castle Trail which stretches the length and breadth of the area. The famous Cathedral in Elgin dating back to 1224, Spynie Palace and Duffus Castle are within 5-10 minutes driving distance. Slightly further afield you can visit Pluscarden Abbey which is a medieval monastery.
MALT WHISKY TRAIL
No visit to Moray is complete without visiting at least one of the famous malt whisky distilleries. Steeped in history and exported to the far corners of the world, whisky is one of Scotland's most famous products. Local to Elgin is Glenmoray Distillery, Elgin but there is an abundance of famous distilleries a short drive away including Glenfiddich, Macallan, Johnnie Walker, Chivas, Glenlivet to name a few.
There are many excellent golf courses in and around Elgin. Local to Elgin is Elgin Golf Club and a short driving distance away is Lossiemouth Championship Course.
For a good day out explore any one of Moray's famous attractions including; Baxters Highland Village - worldwide exporters of very fine soups and jams; Johnstons of Elgin - the famous cashmere factory; Walkers Shortbread and Logie Steading with a variety of unusual shops and cafe; to name but a few. Visitor Centres
Moray has a varied landscape with a coastline of sandy beaches and rocky cliffs, woodlands, rivers and hills. See www.walkhighlands.co.uk and www.morayways.org.uk for more information. The Moray Coast Trail is very popular. You can join it at Hopeman and walk to Forres via Burghead and Findhorn or east along the coast to Lossiemouth and on to Spey Bay, home of the Moray Firth Dolphin Centre. Continuing on through Buckie and to Cullen where you can enjoy spectacular views from the enormous viaduct. In total the trail stretches 72 km. Moray Coast Trail