A location to please all tastes

Whether you want laid-back relaxation , gentle or challenging activity, fancy just sight-seeing and exploring or are looking to combine business with pleasure, The Richmond Arms is perfectly positioned to satisfy most expectations. Below are just some of the things to see and visit, do and enjoy and even some local places to eat and drink that we think you might appreciate...and down the bottom of the page you can see our exact location.

SOME OF THE THINGS TO VISIT, SEE AND DO

WHISKEY CASTLE
Whiskey Castle
The Whisky Castle has been selling the finest malt whiskies of Scotland from its premises in the quaint village of Tomintoul for over 100 years. With over 500 malt whiskies with many being single cask, independently bottled and from small batches. Providing unique tasting experience from a fantastic selection of products allowing to match a malt to visitors palette and budget. 
TOMINTOUL ART GALLERY
Tomintoul Art Gallery
Bill and Jane Lannagan opened their Gallery by the Square in Tomintoul in December 2003. The quaint little building was built in the 19th century and has been a cobbler’s shop, restaurant and a woodcarver’s shop. It has a delightful airy Gallery area showing traditional, contemporary and Jane’s batik fine art paintings, glazed tiles and art and crafts of other local artists.
TOMINTOUL AND GLENLIVET DISCOVERY CENTRE
Tomintoul and Glenlivet Discovery Centre
Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre is your one stop gateway to the Tomintoul & Glenlivet area, you'll find information and inspiration to make the most of your visit. With free heritage exhibition including a Virtual Reality exhibit and fun activities for children, local crafts and souvenirs, self service tea and coffee and free WIFI. 
DRUMIN CASTLE
Drumin Castle
Drumin Castle stands on a rocky bluff overlooking the confluence of the River Livet and the River Avon and protected by them on its north eastern and north western sides respectively. 
BALLINDALLOCH CASTLE
Ballindalloch Castle
Ballindalloch Castle stands on the south east side of the River Spey, close to the point where it is joined by the River Avon. Ballindalloch Castle may not be among the best known of Scottish castles, but from a visitor's point of view, it is a real superstar among them. It should certainly be on the "must see" list of anyone coming to Speyside, even if they are primarily in the area to tour the distilleries.
GLENLIVET MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails
Enjoy the purpose built mountain bike trails at the heart of Glenlivet Estate, with not only fantastic fun packed, flowing single track trail but spectacular scenery and stunning views. The family-friendly trails include a blue trail which is a great introduction to cross country riding, while the red trail provides challenges for the experienced.
TREK SCOTLAND
Trek Scotland
Trek Scotland offers bespoke mountain guiding for Single Day Mountain Walks and Lightweight Multi Day Wilderness Mountain
Trekking experiences, including wild-camping, in the Scottish Mountains.
WHISKY TRAIL
Whisky Trail
The Malt Whisky Trail is made up of nine locations, each one sitting in the Speyside whisky region. Speyside is home to the world’s largest concentration of Scotch malt whisky distilleries. As you travel The Trail, you will encounter the men and women who are the guardians of generations of know-how, , each with its own warm welcome and an invitation to see, smell, taste and absorb the magic of whisky. 
LECHT SKI CENTRE
Lecht Ski Centre
Situated in the stunning location in Eastern Cairngorms at 2,090 ft above sea level it is in the heart of Scotland’s largest National Park. This natural playground offers exciting outdoor activities for both the summer and winter seasons. With on-site snow-making facilities it offers some of the most consistent snow and is ideal for all levels of skiers and snowboarders and is especially good for beginners and intermediates. 
BALLINDALLOCH CASTLE GOLF COURSE
Ballindaloch Castle Golf Course
Ballindalloch Castle Golf Course, with its nine holes and 18 tees, provides a fair test for golfers of all standards. The golf course is set on the banks of the Avon River, among 150-year-old trees and with marvelous views of the surrounding purple heather-clad hills and native birch woods.

SOME OTHER PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK WE THINK YOU MIGHT ENJOY

THE CLOCKHOUSE RESTAURANT
The Clockhouse Restaurant is just one of Tomintoul's many landmarks to discover. The chef-driven menu showcases the finest seasonal Scottish ingredients in elegantly simple, handcrafted flavourful dishes served straight from the kitchen. Add even more to the dining experience with a selection from the wine list or maybe a wee Dram, and save room for the mouthwatering desserts.
The Clockhouse Restaurant
The Glenavon
THE GLENAVON
Come visit the rustic Country Inn located on the Main Square in the village of Tomintoul, Ballindalloch. Offering homemade food and real ales on the Glenlivet Estate, within the Cairngorms National Park. Customers are welcome from all walks of life including families, bikers, walkers and pets - yes, rabbits too! The food is freshly made and sourced from local ingredients whenever possible. The  chef also offers a number of specials and can accommodate most dietary requirements. The kiddies menu includes favourites such as chicken goujons, as well as smaller portions of the main courses like steak pie and venison casserole.
HOTEL SQUARE
Hotel Square offers a restaurant in a traditional building overlooking Tomintoul Square, in the heart of the village. Serving contemporary cuisine using fresh local produce and everything is cooked to order.
Hotel Square
Bridge of Brown Tea Room
BRIDGE OF BROWN TEA ROOM
The tearoom, with its fine views can cater for all the travellers needs. Freshly prepared hot and cold food, home-made soup, cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Find it 10 miles from Grantown-on-Spey and 4 miles from Tomintoul on the A939 Grantown-on-Spey to Tomintoul road. Situated on the old military road that once ran by Tomintoul and over the famed Lecht Road. In the midst of wild mountainous country on the northern slopes of the Cairngorm Mountains with views down the beautiful Glen Brown. Just a stones throw from the Linn at the Bridge of Brown. Also just a short detour off the Glenlivet Estate way-marked walk 8.
THE COFFEE STILL
Café situated an the Bike Glenlivet Mountain Bikes Trails just 4.5 miles out of the village of Tomintoul. Bike hire and food and drink are available.
The Coffee Still
The Croft Inn
THE CROFT INN
The Croft Inn is a popular Scottish restaurant and bar situated on the edge of Glenlivet Estate and the Cairngorm National Park.

OUR POSITION

Tomintoul is situated in the north east of the Cairngorm National Park, on the Glenlivet Estate, which is part of the Crown Estates.

The Richmond Arms is sited on the south of the main Village square, and is easily spotted travelling through, due to its commanding position.

The A939 Passes through the village, and is our main life line from Grantown-on-Spey to the North West to Ballater in the South East. The road winds its way through some of the most beautiful scenery that the Cairngorms has to offer, climbing to a height of 2090ft at The Lecht, just 6 miles south of Tomintoul. This is the second highest paved road in the UK, with only the Spittal of Glen Shee being higher, near Braemar.

The Lecht offers dramatic views and steep hills all year round, with the Ski centre at the summit, for winter sports enthusiasts, but ideal for Motorbikes when the weather is good.

The cities of Inverness, Aberdeen and Elgin are all about an hours drive away, allowing the explorer to see a greater area of this part of Scotland, with the Moray Firth coast line within reach where the explorer can see a variety of wildlife, and small fishing villages dotted along the shore.

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