The Gordon and Richmond Hotels
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews The Gordon and Richmond Hotels Tomintoul
Travel Blogs from Tomintoul
The day dawned sunny and promised to be warm, a promise made good in spades, with the afternoon temps reaching sweltering highs (80F). We left Alford, driving north and west on a one-lane B road, a gorgeous, mostly untraveled road with beautiful views. We made our way north to Lossiemouth, a former fishing village on the Moray Firth, which empties into the north sea. The demise of the fishing industry could have spelled the end of the ...
Wednesday 30th17.74 miles6:11:584,459 feetSpittal of GlensheeWalked up Glen lochsieGlas Tulaichean 1051m MunroCarn an Righ 1029m MunroAllt Ghlinn Thaitneich back to SpittalDrove to Braemar
Thursday 31st16.24 miles8:42:42 5246 feetGlen Shee ski centreThe Carnwell 933m MunroCarn nan Sac 920mCarn a' Gheoidh 975m MunroCarn Bhinnein 917mCarn Mor ...
... to big vats for the washing (3 times) which is actually taking the sugar out of the barley. So the water with the sugars is transferred into a vat to ferment the sugars into alcohol which can take any where from 48 to 80 hours. It is then transferred into the brass stills, heated and the vapour then being drained off, gets transferred into oak barrels for maturation. They do not bottle any of their whiskey for at least 10 years after sitting in ...
... up the A939 which is commonly known as the "Old Military Road". This road twists and winds all the way up and over the hills as far as Grantown-on-Spey and is just magical for riding motorcycles on.
The first section of this road runs alongside the river Gairn for the first few miles and then heads over a wonderful old stone bridge and starts the long steep climb to “The Lecht” which is a massive ski resort.
As the road ...
... her!!! “I took the wrong turn off” was her words!! I wont repeat what I shouted at her on here but it was not nice!!Onwards into Perth and finally onto the A93 for Blairgowrie and finally Glenshee.The weather is cloudy but getting better by the mile and the roads good. Other than a few piles of grit left over from the cold nights its just great for biking on today.As today is Easter Monday I expected to see quite a number of cars heading back south but ...