Welcome to Speyside Visitor Centre

in the Heart of Speyside

Speyside Visitor Centre

Speyside Visitor Centre is located within the former Railway Station Building which was extended in 2004 to accommodate the new Speyside Way Visitor Centre to provide a base for the Speyside Way Ranger and Information Service.

The Railway was opened in Aberlour on 1st July, 1863 and operated fully until closure to Passenger Traffic on 18th October, 1965. The Railway Line ran between Craigellachie and Boat of Garten. The Line continued to carry Goods traffic up to Aberlour until 4th November, 1968 when traffic South of Aberlour was closed. This situation pertained so that the coalyard could continue to service the many distilleries around the Aberlour area. The line finally closed altogether on 15th November, 1971 as the demand for coal was reducing as the distilleries were converting to other sources of energy .

The Station Building was purchased by Moray District Council and was renovated along with the Public Toilets during 1979/80, simultaneous to development of the Alice Littler Park which is overlooked by the Building. The Old Station Tearoom, (ie The Old Station Building) was started as a Tearoom run by a team of Volunteers and both were officially opened by Sydney Littler on 2nd August, 1980 – the day of Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games.

The Speyside Way Visitor Centre closed in 2013 due to Local Authority cuts and after negotiation Aberlour Community Association took over the facility, as Speyside Visitor Centre, from 2014 to operate on a Seasonal basis with a team of Volunteers.
The Centre is now firmly established dealing with Visitors and enquiries from all over the World for 6 months of the year.

One of Scotland’s long-distance walks, the Speyside Way, passes our front door, but there are hosts of local and shorter distance walks to be enjoyed from the centre as you explore the majesty that is Speyside.  

OPEN FROM APRIL – SEPTEMBER

seven days a week
10.00am – 17.00pm

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Broomfield Square
Aberlour
AB38 9QP
During open hours – 01340 881724

When the centre closed please send all enquiries to:
enquiries@speysidevisitorcentre.scot

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Services

History & Genealogy

We can provide visitors with information about local history, castles, standing stones & Pictish relics along with local resources that may be useful if they are undertaking genealogical research whilst in the area.

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Local Attractions

Information can be provided, for the visitor on what to see & where to go. Whether it is Castles, Whisky Distilleries or Family Attractions we can advise on how to get the best from this beautiful area of Speyside, Scotland.

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Local Walks

The Visitor Centre is the place to come for information and maps of local walks around Aberlour and our volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge about local points of interest. There are a variety of short walks around Aberlour.

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Old Station Tea Room

Why not come in to the Old Station Tea Room for a break? We are open from 10am – 12 and 2pm – 4 for teas, coffees, soft drinks, home bakes, cakes, Walkers shortbread  and there is also fresh water & a biscuit for the dog!

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Transport

Full details of transport around Speyside is available in the centre, or alternatively contact us and we will be glad to assist with your queries to help you reach your destination.

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Accommodation

Whether you are looking for Bed & Breakfast, Self-catering, lodges, campsites or simply a hotel we can point you in the right direction. Full details are available at the centre

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Whisky

Over half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries are in Speyside. The heritage trail takes in an historic distillery, working distilleries and also a fully working cooperage

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Heritage

From castles to churches, bridges to mines, Speyside has a rich social and industrial history which provides a wealth of new experiences for both visitors and locals.

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Galleries

We will be adding a few galleries giving the viewer an insight into life in Speyside, past & present shortly…           watch this space