If you are in love with the Scottish National Drink and visiting Scotland this May, there is no doubt that you should head to the North East of the country in order to witness the Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival.
As well as having the opportunity to sample numerous types of Whiskey and join in various festival activities and events, a trip to Speyside promises visitors delightful scenery and plenty of outdoor activities such as walking and cycling in the surrounding countryside.
Certainly if the recent weather in Scotland is anything to go by, visitors will be guided with the warm temperatures and blooming flowers that will surround the festival locations.
Visitors will find pretty villas and friendly hostels throughout the region. Accommodation will be taken after during the festival though with a bit of research there should be no problem booking delightful rooms in order to sample all that the festival has to offer.
For many travelers to Scotland, the Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival could have been combined with a city break to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. After spending a few days in the countryside of the North of Scotland, a visit to Inverness would round off a thoroughly enjoyable trip.
Accommodation in the vibrant city of Inverness can be found on numerous websites and other useful resources which have a variety of tourist information on hand. Inverness is also much easier to get to than you might think, with regular trains from London and all major Scottish cities as well as its very own airport.
So after meandering through malt whiskey country and enjoying a journey of discovery in rural Speyside, perhaps it could be time to toast memories at a smart city restaurant in Inverness itself and discovering a different side to the Highlands of Scotland.
Of course, one of the attractions of Inverness is its proximate so some unbelievably wild areas and a rural landscape that can not be found in any other part of the UK. But when making a journey here, it is definitely worth exploring a growing city which enjoys an interesting cultural scene as well as some quality restaurants, bars and nightlife venues. Shopping is varied in the city and there are plenty of tourist attractions and numerous surrounding castles to visit should you want to get closer to historic Scotland. I for one, would raise a dram to that.