The Richmond Arms Hotel, is situated on the SE corner of the main village square. Built around 1898 as a fishing lodge, it has always remained a firm favorite of the fishing community. In recent years the hotel has had a troubled history, and has been closed since 2009, but after 6 months hard work to meet current fire and safety regulations we are now fully open.
Tomintoul is famous for being the highest village in the Scottish highlands standing at an elevation of over 1100 ft, Lies within the Cairngorm National park, and is on the GlenLivet estate, one of the Crown Estates in the area.
The village is flanked on the West and East sides by rivers. The Lecht Ski centre lies 6 miles to the south.
The area has lots to offer for all visitors, from Whisky Distillaries, Castles, Dramatic scenery and Walks. Tomintoul makes a perfect base to explore this part of Scotland.
Opening this year are Mountain bike trails around the village which have been specially commissioned by the Crown Estate, and can cater for all levels of experience.
Hidden to the South West of the village, from the Hamlet of Delnabo is the stunning Ailnack Gorge, a truly amazing natural feature, and a must see for all.
At the Richmond Arms we offer rooms on a Bed and Breakfast basis, lunches and evening meals can be purchased across the Bar. Our rooms comes with towels and bedding as well as Tea and Coffee making facilities. Dogs are more than welcome at a small extra charge per-night.
We can provide secure storage for mountain bikes if required. We offer a take out food service for non-residents, and can also provide packed lunches and flask filling services by request.
Guests have access to all public areas of the building, from the dining room to both bars, until closing time.
Interaction with Guests
We try hard to interact with all our guests to give them the best experience of staying with us
The Cairngorm National Park is on the doorstep. It is!
Just walk up the road and you will be surrounded by nature at its best
Tomintoul is only served by 2 buses a week, on a tuesday and a thursday
Other Things to Note
Newly built mountain bike trails just outside the village add and extra facility to the vast array of outdoor pursuits available in the area, from clay pigeon shooting to horse riding and fishing
Enjoy this undiscovered area of Scotland. Relax and have fun.
Martin James was a great host. Pulled our reservation right up and got us setup in no time.
The hotel was quaint; had a very "local" feel. It was a great place to stay on our scotch tour.
Had a very comfortable bed, breakfast was tasty and a very friendly welcome. A lot to see and do in the area around Tomintoul, and it is a very beautiful area.
It was a really nice and delicious (great Whisky selection in the bar) stay in this B&B/Hotel. We enjoyed staying there very much with the feeling of having a really nice and authentic Tomintoul-experience and very nice conversations in the evening. Will definitely come back.
Highly recommend a stay with Martin at the Richmond Arms, Tomintoul, place has real character with friendly and helpful staff.
Very friendly. Very good whiskies with experts to advice. Fireplace in the bar. A great whisky shop at 50 m. EXCELLENT VALUE FOR PRICE.
I spent one night in Tomintoul and the room was very quiet. The owner is very welcoming. Tomintoul is a village to visit if you have got a car.
I do not recommand it if you are a backpacker because it is a bit far away from the first public transport.