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Gatehouse to Ballindalloch Castle. (Credit: VisitScotland/ Paul Tomkins)
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Ballindalloch is a small village on the River Spey perhaps best known for its picturesque views and the majestic Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens. The Castle was built in 1546 and is known as ‘the pearl of the North’ and, although open to the public, it is still lived in by the Macpherson-Grant family.

The River Spey is synonymous with Scotland’s premium water, whisky. The Ballindalloch Distillery produces a smooth single malt to sample and just over 5 miles away is the Glenlivet Estate with its own distillery founded in 1824 and operating almost continuously since to produce its famous single malt.

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