Morayshire - Craigellachie
is a small village in Moray, Scotland, at the confluence of the
River Spey and River Fiddich(whose valley or glen gives its name to
the famous Scotch whisky Glenfiddich), in walking distance of the
town of Aberlour.
The name means rocky hill and was first applied to the cliff on
which much of the village is sited, above the River Spey.
Craigellachie dates back to at least 1750, when there was a ferry
across the Spey where today's village now stands. It also stands at
the intersection of the A95 from Keith to Aberlour and the A941 from
Rothes to Dufftown.
Craigellachie has two malt whisky
distilleries (Craigellachie and The Macallan) and is home to the
Craigellachie Bridge over the River
Spey was built by Thomas Telford in 1814. A plaque on one of the
castellated towers guarding the entrance to the bridge records that
the metalwork was cast in Wales: another that the bridge was
restored to this, something like its original condition, in 1964.
The bridge is a remarkable piece of engineering, and can be viewed
from above or below.
Craigellachie is an important stopping off point on the Speyside
Way, a long distance path from Buckie in the north to Aviemore in
Bridge View B&B and Cottages
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Campbell and Bev started their business in 1993 with Bridge View
B&B. They have gradually converted and added unique self catering
cottages along the way.
Campbell has a keen interest in Whisky and a good local knowledge of
the area while Bev enjoys furnishing and decorating the properties
and ensures that all guests have a comfortable stay.
Bridge View B&B, Bonnie View, Telford View and the Keepers Cottage
Self Catering accommodation are situated in and around the friendly
Victorian village of Craigellachie. This picturesque village sits
proudly on the banks of the River Spey, overlooking the world famous
Thomas Telford Bridge (built 1814).
Situated in the heart of the Malt Whisky Trail, the village is
midway between Aberdeen and Inverness and is the ideal base whether
fishing the Spey, golfing, walking the Speyside Way, or visiting the
unique fishing villages along the Moray coast.
Should you require more information regarding any of the above, Bev
and Campbell are only a phone call away.
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