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Salmon fishing can be arranged by visiting www.fishspey.co.uk and also on the village’s Association Water, with day tickets purchased from JAJ Munro on Aberlour High Street. The waters provide excellent sport for the novice and seasoned angler alike and lessons for all standards of anglers can be arranged. You can try the the Munro Killer, or use one of your own flies to try and outwit the wily Spey salmon. Spey casting is hypnotic to watch, and you are welcome to sit on the bank or watch from the Victoria Bridge.
In the heart of whisky country Aberlour is ideally located to visit the distillerys on the whisky trail with Macallan, Glenlivet, Cardhu and Glenfiddich only a short journey away. Also don't forget Aberlour has its own distillery! Visit the Mash Tun pub in Aberlour for a dram, they are home to the largest collection of the Glenfarclas Family Casks in the world as well as a wide range of others from Speyside and beyond.
Aberlour’s independent shops provide relaxed shopping with free parking nearby. It is a pleasure to browse for stylish clothes and gifts along the broad High Street, thoughtfully dotted with tea and coffee shops. The High Street also has a supermarket, pharmacy, butcher, newsagent, post office, two banks and a filling station for those more practical necessities.
The Speyside Way links Buckie (on the Moray coast) with Aviemore, a total distance of 80 miles. You don’t have to walk the full 80 miles to enjoy the Speyside Way as car parks and bus stops at many points along the route give access to shorter walks.
The Speyside Way Visitor Centre, located in an extension to the old railway station in Aberlour, makes the Speyside Way come alive for visitors of all ages and nationalities.
Around 60 species of birds breed in the area, and a further 40 or so species can be seen at different times of the year. Look or listen for grasshopper warblers, long-eared owls and hen harriers. Many animals live here too, including rare species such as the wild cat and pine marten. Moorlands, conifer plantations and broad leaved woodlands provide a habitat for more common species such as roe and red deer, badger, fox, bats and red squirrel. The whole length of the River Spey is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest on account of its populations of Atlantic salmon, sea lamprey, otter and fresh water pearl mussels.