Top 10 Distillery Tours UK 2020

Take a guided tour through a traditional British distillery, uncovering the process of distilling the UK’s favourite spirits. Today, the UK has over 300 distilleries that produce whisky, gin and vodka, many of which offer bespoke tours and experiences. We’ve compiled a list of the best distillery tours in the UK to visit on your next camping trip.


1. Cambridge Gin Laboratory, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Distillery

Take a guided tour through the Cambridge Gin Laboratory, an immersive interactive experience dedicated to the appreciation of gin. Brought to you by the Cambridge Distillery, this laboratory is separated into four rooms and is a short drive from our Cambridge Club Site. The Classroom takes you on an educational tour through the history of gin production. Take a tutored tasting session in the Study. The Tasting Room offers the opportunity to sample the diverse range of Cambridge Distillery’s award-winning gins, and the Shop gives you the chance to blend your very own concoction.

View this tour, prices from £30.00


2. Chase Distillery, Herefordshire

Chase Distillery

Nestled deep in the Herefordshire countryside, close to our Hereford Club Site, the Chase Distillery guides you through the process from field to bottle of their award-winning range of vodka and gin. Watch the traditional methods of mashing, fermenting and distilling these potato-based spirits. During the course of the tour, you’ll enjoy a full-size GB Gin and Tonic, a Pink Grapefruit Gin and Tonic, accompanied by a tutored tasting.

View this tour, prices from £20.00


3. Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswolds

Cotswolds Distillery

Set among rolling hills and idyllic villages, the Cotswold Distillery hosts an award-winning tour through their meticulous production methods and fascinating history. The expert tour guides take you through the production areas and warehouses, where you can see the processes in action. The tour finishes at the tasting room where you can sample their range of whiskey and gin. The Cotswold Distillery Visitor Centre and Café is situated a short distance from our Chipping Norton Club Site.

View this tour, prices from £15.00


4. Glenfiddich Distillery, Highlands

Glenfiddich Distillery

With tall copper tuns, stone-walled warehouses and great wooden washbacks, Glenfiddich Distillery is a fascinating experience for anyone interested in traditional Scotch whisky. Founded in 1886, Glenfiddich is one of the last independent distilleries in Scotland and also produces the world’s best-selling single-malt whisky. Explore over 125 years of history, followed by tutored nosing and tasting of three of their world-renowned single malts. Glenfiddich Distillery is the ideal day out for campers staying at our Speyside by Craigellachie Club Site.

View this tour, prices from £10.00


5. The Lakes Distillery, Lake District

The Lakes Distillery

Situated among the shimmering lakes and soaring peaks of the Lake District National Park, the Lakes Distillery offers an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of mashing, fermentation and distillation. At the end of your tour, sample the range of whisky, vodka and gin that are distilled here. Wander around the shop and choose your favourite bottle to take home, or gift to friend or family. The Lakes Distillery is nestled on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, a short drive from our Keswick Club Site.

View this tour, prices from £12.50


6. The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Highlands

The Macallan Distillery

Located around 2 miles from our Speyside by Craigellachie Club Site, the Macallan Distillery and Visitor Centre is a unique experience in the Scottish Highlands. The Macallan Estate offers an insight into the process, production and people behind their single malt whisky. Let the knowledgeable tour guide take you through this distillery’s unique character before nosing and tasting some carefully selected Macallan whiskies.

View this tour, prices from £15.00


7. Oban Distillery, Scotland

Oban Distillery

Set beneath the steep cliff that overlooks the town, Oban Distillery is one of the smallest Scotch distilleries and a short drive from our Oban Club Site. Here, each bottle of whisky comes through just two stills, enabling precise monitoring and control. The Oban Distillery hosts the Sensory and Flavour Finding Tour, which includes a guided tour of the distillery, access to the warehouse and a nosing and tasting session in the Manager’s Office.

View this tour, prices from £12.00


8. Oxford Artisan Distillery, Oxfordshire

Oxford Distillery

Located just 2 miles from our Oxford Club Site, the Oxford Artisan Distillery is one of the world’s few true craft distilleries. You can either take the Standard Tour, where you’ll be shown the process of making vodka, gin absinthe and rye whisky, from grain to bottle. The tour finishes with a chance to taste a selection of the spirits. The Founder’s Tour is hosted by one of the distillery founders and finishes with an extended tasting session.

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9. Salcombe Distilling Co, Devon

Salcombe Distillery

Housed in a boathouse in the seaside town of Salcombe in South Devon, Salcombe Distillery offers the chance to sip gin beside the very same copper still that it was distilled in. Take a class at the Gin School, a unique chance to control a mini copper pot still and distil your very own 70cl bottle of gin. Or, attend one of the taster sessions, for a talk and tour about the distillation process, finishing with a tutored tasting of four Salcombe gins. Our California Cross Club Site is a short drive inland from the Salcombe Distilling Co.

View this tour, prices from £110.00


10. Silent Pool Distillers, Surrey

Silent Pool Distillery

Handcrafted in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Silent Pool Distillers offer a variety of tours and events, including the Silent Pool Distillery Gin Experience Tour. Join the expert guides for a 90 minute deep dive into the history of gin and the unique story of Silent Pool. You’ll be taken through the four different stages of production and sampling various gins as you go. Alternatively, attend a G&Tea Party, their alcoholic twist on the quintessential English Afternoon Tea. Why not stay nearby in the serenity of the Surrey Hills? Our Horsley Club Site is a 15-minute drive from Silent Pool.

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Looking for more food and drink experiences? Take a look at some of our favourite vineyards in the UK. Still not sure where to book your next camping trip? Read some of our holiday ideas to help inspire your next getaway.