The river Spey winds it currents through Craigellachie. This river is so full of history and can rightly be called a Queen of salmon rivers. Through the last couple of centuries many a book has been written about this river and the prolific salmon fishing it has offered. The view of the river is exellent both from the "Old Craigellachie Bridge" and the new one. But be carefull when walking onto the new bridge as traffic is passing kind of quick! In the salmon season you probarbly will see flyfishers downstream of the new bridge. There are a few scenic walking paths along the riverbanks.
I have always rented a care at Aberdeen Intl. Airport at Dyce. The distance from the airport to Craigellachie is 85km. The easiest way to get there is to follow A96 N to Huntley then turn left onto A920 for another 25km. Approximately 9km before you enter into Craigellachie you will pass through Dufftown, the Malt Whisky Capital of the world.
Macallan distillery is a must, both for the novice or the more experienced taster. The Macallan distillery is found a little to the west of the village, on the other side of the River Spey. You can reach it by a circuitous route that starts at a turning off the A941 (signposted to Rothes from Craigellachie), about half a mile north of the village. Tours are free, and the distillery is open to visitors from 9.30am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday all year. There is also a shop at the location. Macallan is absolutely my favourite single malt whisky!!!!