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The village of Tomintoul is charmingly situated in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains, within the National Park and a stones throw from the famous Glenlivet Estate and home of the Glenlivet distillery. It lies on the main route between Deeside and Speyside near the Lecht Pass. Tomintoul was founded in the Eighteenth Century by the Duke of Gordon to provide homes and employment for the local people who were mostly weavers.



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Tomintoul is an ideal base to explore the regions wonderful countryside. Safe footpaths and cycle routes take you through breathtaking views of the River Avon and Conglass Water and the woodland and heather covered hills, with the Cairngorms as a backdrop. An amazing variety of wildlife can be encountered on even the gentlest stroll. Slightly further a field there are battlefields, ancient monuments, castles and picturesque towns and villages. Winter is spectacular with the Lecht Ski Centre on the pass just 6 miles away, providing activities all year round.

The village has a number of eateries, something for everyone's taste, various shops to purchase gifts, art and everyday essentials.