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Top things to do in Tomatin

Tomatin has a long history of welcoming visitors with the original Freeburn Inn part of the fabric of Highland Hospitality since 1745. When it comes to Tomatin, there may not be a wide range of activities within the village itself. However, the surrounding area offers lots of attractions and experiences.


Today, the village boasts improved connections to the Highlands with the A9 linking the village to both Inverness and Aviemore in under 20 minutes. And, you can connect to both Inverness and Aviemore through public transport with regular bus connections north and south.


Here's the top five things to do in Tomatin and the nearby area;

  1. Visit the Tomatin Distillery: Tomatin is well-known for its whisky distillery, which offers guided tours. Take a tour to learn about the whisky-making process, explore the distillery, and enjoy a tasting session of their renowned single malt Scotch whiskies.

  2. Explore the Cairngorms National Park: Located nearby, the Cairngorms National Park is a stunning natural area offering breathtaking landscapes, mountains, forests, and wildlife. You can go hiking, mountain biking, wildlife spotting, or simply enjoy the scenic beauty of this remarkable national park.

  3. Go to Cawdor Castle: Just a short drive from Tomatin, you'll find Cawdor Castle, a beautiful medieval fortress with stunning gardens. Explore the castle's history, walk through the gardens, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this historic landmark.

  4. Have an Adventure at Landmark Adventure Park, Carrbridge: Just a stone's throw away from Tomatin, Landmark Adventure Park in Carrbridge offers a thrilling and fun-filled experience for all ages. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as treetop walks, water coasters, zip lines, and a ropes course, all set amidst the stunning Scottish Highlands.

  5. Experience Loch Ness: Tomatin is located close to Loch Ness, famous for the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Take a boat tour on the Loch to soak in the breathtaking views and learn about the folklore surrounding Nessie. You can also visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to delve deeper into the history and mystery of the Loch.

While Tomatin itself may not have an extensive range of attractions, its proximity to these nearby destinations offers a variety of experiences for visitors to enjoy.



Tomatin Distillery with far reaching views
Tomatin Distillery

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