Dufftown – Kings Grave

The Kings Grave is a short path which takes in many historical events which happened in the Dufftown area.

  • Suitable for a wide range of users
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Grass track. Parts may be muddy.

  • Gradient: Short steep sections

    Steady incline from Balvenie Castle.

  • Unsigned

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From Glenfiddich Car Park turn right at the road and keep right following a narrow road signed “BALVENIE CASTLE”.

The Castle is open to the public seasonally, but if closed there is an information board in the grounds giving a short account of its history. Turn left just before the cottage and follow the grass track to the edge of the wood. (There are usually Highland cattle grazing in the fields beside the path).

Follow the grass path down the side of the wood, turning right at the corner to follow a hedge and the King’s Grave will be signed.

The King in question was ENETUS, one of the Danish generals at the Battle of Mortlach in 1010 who was slain by MALCOLM, King of the Scots. From the Grave return to Glenfiddich car park by the same route.