This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tomintoul.
The small village of Tomintoul, Scotland, with a population of roughly three hundred people, is located in Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. It belongs to the Moray council area and is considered as the highest village in the Highlands. Tourists come to the area for two attractions, the scenic national park and the malt scotch whiskey. The Tomintoul Distillery is situated nearby in the center of the Speyside Region, which is famous for the whiskey production. In the picturesque national park, with its rolling hills and lakes outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and fishing are very popular. In winter, skiing is also possible in Cairngorms National Park. Traveling the area, expect temperatures from zero to six degrees Celsius in winter. In the summer season, the climate is comparatively mild. Average maximum temperatures from sixteen to nineteen degrees Celsius can be expected. Days with precipitations are common and the weather changes frequently. Consequently, waterproof clothes are recommendable.
The village offers some hotels, guesthouses, and holiday apartments; your options for a Tomintoul, Scotland hostel will be limited. Your hostel in Tomintoul, Scotland, is good value for money and it has a good reputation. In summer during the holiday period, the place can be booked out so think ahead if you plan to stay in the hostel or any other budget accommodation. Additional hostels are spread in the area in several small towns such as Dufftown and Grantown-on-Spey.
For winter sport enthusiasts, Cairngorms National Park is the place to go. Three out of the five Scottish Ski Centres are within this national park. If you prefer other sorts of outdoor activities, it is a suitable destination, too. Hiking, horse riding, golfing, and quad biking are some of the examples of what outdoor enthusiasts can do in the Scottish Highlands. Tourists who only want to relax and get away from the stress can visit the numerous leisure centres in the national park. Massages, aromatherapy, or just a day in the spa -- anything is possible.
Written by local enthusiast for Tomintoul hostelsFlo