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The Auchroisk distillery is a whisky distillery in Banffshire, Speyside, The distillery building was started in 1972 and production began in 1974.The spirit produced is light, fresh and citrusy and this is attributed to the water used in production, that is drawn from a local spring called Dorie's Well.The water rises from the granite bedrock and then passes through sandstone to get to the surface and this give particularly soft water, that is highly sought after by distillersThe distillery is...

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Deskford Holiday Stay Accommodation and Property Rentals
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Deskford Holiday Stay Accommodation and Property Rentals

Start your search with Deskford holiday accommodation guide and discover this parish and a small village in Moray, formerly in Banffshire, it comprises extensive farmland and hamlets, Historic harbours, quiet sandy beaches, ancient castle, and a historic cliff-top castle with a turbulent history. Deskford was the family seat of the earls of Findlatcr and Seafield, the Castle or Tower was built in the late 14th Century by the Sinclairs of Findlater and Deskford, a branch of the St. Clairs of Roslyn near Edinburgh.

The last of this line, Sir John Sinclair, resided in Findlater Castle on the cliff tops until tragedy struck. His only son fell from the arms of his nurse and was dashed to death on the rocks below. The nurse, we are told, in her grief, threw herself to the same fate.

The family moved inland to Deskford Castle, but further tragedy awaited them. In 1411, Sir John Sinclair was killed at the battle of Harlaw, leaving no male heir.

The estates of Deskford and Findlater were inherited by his eldest daughter, Margaret, who married Sir William Ogilvie in 1437, thus bringing to an end the Sinclair line and sowing the seed of the Seafield dynastay.

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Find your ideal vacation property near Deskford in Moray or one of the nearby areas with stay4you.com, and then get in touch with the owner to go through the specifics of your stay and the price. As a result, the hotel booking guide from stay4you.com can be just what you need for your future holiday.
You may book a hotel in Deskford, Moray, and use it as a base to explore the rest of the area.
Visit Stay4you.com for the greatest deals on direct reservations. If you're looking for lodging, Stay4You.com has useful resources. This is true whether you're looking for a home in a crowded city or a remote rural area. On Deskford, in the suburb, and outside of the city, there are numerous homestays. Numerous lodging choices are available, including hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts.

Deskford is 4 miles inland from Cullen, surrounded by low hills rising to 1.000 ft on either side, and is now purely agricultural, but in the 18th cent. it was humming from end to end with the linen-spinning industry launched by James, 5th Earl of Findlater, which resulted in the building of two picturesque villages at the lower end of the strath Lintmill and Tochieneal.

The shell of Deskford Church, also known as St John's Church, stands in Kirktown of Deskford, a small settlement just off the B9108 some four miles south of A minor road loops through the village with a attractive collection of houses and cottages, bracing coastal walks, with crashing waves on rugged rocks, you can watch seabirds dodge the rising tide, long golden sandy beaches and little picturesque harbours, from the 17th century Portsoy harbour you are within minutes of open country, enjoying fine views, looking out for butterflies fluttering over the purple heather on higher ground.

Head towards the village and relax on the triangle of grass overlooking the harbour and the sea. This is a fine spot to watch fishing boats chugging along the Moray coast, a reminder of the busy times on which these harbour towns were built. The area offers Hotels luxury and budget B&B and Guest Houses as well as self catering holiday accommodation.

 A number of significant historical and archaeological remains have been found in the area, notably the remains of a carnyx, a type of bronze trumpet.

The Deskford Carnyx, which was discovered around 1816, it is a masterpiece of early Celtic art, shaped to resemble a wild boar with its upturned snout and decoration mirroring the folds of skin around a boar’s face.

It is a complex composite construction, wrought from sheet bronze and brass, a wind instrument of the Iron Age Celts, used between c. 200 BC and c. AD 200.you can find the artefact in the National Museum of Scotland.

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