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 rivers Fiddich and Dullan 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. It involves every one from barley farmers to the Customs officers who ensure there are no irregularities with the duty due on the town's spirits.

Whether you already know the north-east of Scotland or are just thinking of visiting, we are sure you will 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.

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

What's New

Mini Whisky & Beer Fair

This festival sees another new event - a Mini Whisky & Beer Fair, when we have 3 distillers and 3 brewers showcasing their products. The venue is the Commercial Hotel Back Hall and the event runs from 10am til 5pm on Saturday 24th September and 12noon til 5pm on Sunday 25th. Tickets are available to book online and  also on sale at the Whisky Museum priced GBP10.

Gin & Tea

A new event for this Autumn's festival is Gin & Tea.  Gin has become very popular and we thought it would be good to include it in someway. So if you want to pamper yourself on Saturday afternoon book a seat and enjoy Afternoon Tea, followed by Gin Cocktails. It's being held in the Commercial Hotel Dining Room between 2 ~ 4pm. Tickets are available  to book online and for sale in the Whisky Museum priced GBP20.

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Dufftown 2000 will again hosting a full range of events for the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival from Thursday 22 to Monday 26 September 2016.  The event programme has been pubished and tickets can be booked on line. Click here 

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