Glenlivet's history reflects Scotland's religious upheavals from the 16th century to the 19th century. In 1594 the Battle of Glenlivet saw the last stand of the Roman Catholics. The defeat led to their leaders being forced to flee the country afterwards.
The Glenlivet area has areas of outstanding beauty with good trout and salmon fishing, grouse and pheasant shooting as well as deer stalking.
Local Sights & Activities for Glenlivet villageSightseeing
In the area with magnificent panoramic views of the Cairngorm Mountains and Cromdale Hills, there are many outdoor sports including canoeing, pony trekking, walking, hiking, mountaineering, skiing and cross country skiing. Glenlivet is the home of The Glenlivet distillery, famed throughout the world for its malt whisky. The nearest larger town is Tomintoul