Visit Keith and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Keith, Moray. A trim country town and agricultural centre with distilleries, Keith combines Old and New towns and, across the River Isla, Fife Keith. Plans for the New Town were laid down in 1750 by the Earl of Findlater, who established three lint-mills. Horse- and cattle-fairs also became important here. The oldest working distillery in Scotland, the Milton Distillery, founded in 1786, which has changed hands several times and is now called Strath Isla, is situated here. Keith Show in the first week of August is one of the biggest in the North.
The Catholic Church of St Thomas, which has an imposing copper dome, was built in 1830 with a donation from Charles X of France, who, after his expulsion from his throne, took refuge in Scotland for a while.
Keith's oldest building is the Milton Tower, built by the Ogilvies in 1480. It stands close to the Glen Keith Distillery. The second oldest landmark is the Auld Brig o' Keith over the River Isla; it was built in 1609 and nowadays is much painted by artists, as it is highly picturesque. The new bridge, also a handsome structure, dates from 1770. New Keith is full of character. Its three fine parallel streets — Moss Street, Mid Street, and Land Street — are intersected by a series of narrow lanes, and the houses have a simple dignity reminiscent of the 18th century part of Banff.
Nearby towns: Banff, Buckie, Dufftown, Elgin, Grantown-on-Spey, Huntly, Portsoy, Rothes
Nearby villages: Aberlour, Arradoul, Auchenhalrig, Bogmoor, Bridgend, Broadley, Buckie, Clochan, Cobairdy, Cornhill, Craigellachie, Cullen, Deskford, Dipple, Drumblade, Drybridge, Fochabers, Fordyce, Garmouth, Gordonstown, Haugh of Glass, Ianstown, Inchberry, Keithan, Kingston, Mill of Tynet, Mosstodloch, Nether Dallachy, Newmill, Ordiquish, Orton, Pitlurg, Portgordon, Portknockie, Rathven, Rothiemay, Sandend, Slioch, Spey Bay, Torry, Upper Dallachy, Urquhart
Have you decided to visit Keith or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Keith bed and breakfast (a Keith B&B or Keith b and b)
- a Keith guesthouse
- a Keith hotel (or motel)
- a Keith self-catering establishment, or
- other Keith accommodation