Geology and physical characteristics

Ancient rocks offer a glimpse into Glenlivet’s remarkable past.

There’s a wonderful world of geology waiting to be discovered. Dating back millions of years, when the area would have looked very different to how it does today, the area’s rich geology heritage helps you to put together the story of Glenlivet’s past – how the surrounding landscape was formed and its history.

Shaped over the centuries due to climate and conditions, Glenlivet remains a complex and interesting place of significant geological interest, as well as outstanding natural beauty. It’s what makes it such a fascinating and challenging place to explore.


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Location and map

Set in the stunning eastern Highlands of Scotland, there’s so much waiting to be discovered.