Welcome to Dufftown

A vibrant and thriving Highland community that invites visitors to participate in a wide range of traditional Scottish activities and entertainment throughout the year.

Set in the heart of Speyside in north eastern Scotland, Dufftown is situated on the banks of the River Fiddich and the Dullan Water at the foot of the Conval Hills.

Like other villages of its period, Dufftown has spacious streets laid out in a regular plan. The four main streets converge at the Clock Tower, which was completed in 1839. The Clock Tower was originally the town jail, became the Tourist Information Centre and is now vacant. The Visitor Information Point is now located in the Whisky Museum.

Whisky making is the life blood of Dufftown. From the farmers who grow the finest malting barley to the distillers and the coopers, without Whisky, Dufftown could no longer proclaim itself the "Malt Whisky Capital of the World".

Whether you already know the north-east of Scotland or are just thinking of visiting, you are sure to find Dufftown and the surrounding area a beautiful part of the Highlands and a unique opportunity to escape from the pressures of 21st century living. For more information about Dufftown why not browse at our Dufftown online brochure.

Whatever the reason you come here, enjoy your visit and, as we say in Scotland: "Haste ye back!"

What's New

Dufftown Glassworks - Under New Management

Mark and Alison Williams have taken over the Dufftown Glassworks Coffee Shop on Conval St. Pop in and meet Mark and Alison and enjoy a pot of tea or a freshly made coffee and a slice of homemade cake; they are open Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00 to 5.00pm

The Seven Stills Restaurant opens for the Season

The Seven Stills Restaurant opens for the season on 10 March 2018. 

The Seven Stills located on Fife St opens for business in the evening from 3.00pm to 10.00pm offering chefs soups, mains and desserts of the day.

The Restaurant will be closed on Wednesdays.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2018

Dufftown 2000 will be supporting the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in 2018.  The festival dates are Thursday 3 May to Monday 7 May 2018.  We are planning the usual range of events including the Whisky Fair, Tastings on the Keith Dufftown Railway and Strathspey Steam Railway and bus trips from Dufftown to various distilleries.  Events are available to book on Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Website. Hope to see you there if you need anymore information then send us an enquiry and we will get back to you. 

Scotch Hopping in Scotland

The Americans have discovered our secret!  here is an excellent piece from the Washington Times on 6 Jan 17, well worth a read if you want to have a US view of Speyside!

A Night on the Dufftown

5 minutes to spare? then why not read this short e-zine article by Paul Stafford who visited Speyside in 2014.  His voyage of discovery included a visit to the Glenfiddich Distillery, the Fiddichside Inn and the Whisky Museum.  It's well worth  a read.  

The Clock Tower, Dufftown