GARDENSTOWN

The picturesque village of Gardenstown is 1.5 miles from our site. It has a lovely harbour which is the hub of the village in the summer months with locals and visitors alike.

The village has a Spar Shop and The Wee Shop down on Main Street which has everyday essentials. Also on Main Street is the village Pub The Garden Arms Hotel.

There are excellent walks all around our area with amazing panoramic views.

St Johns Church, dated 1004, sits on the hill of Mohr overlooking the bay. Our small heritage centre located on the harbour is open in the Summer months from 2-4pm. If closed we can arrange a visit for you.

                      CROVIE

Joined by a footpath along the sea shore from Gardenstown is the tiny village of Crovie (pronounced 'crivie'). Dating back to the 18th century, residents frequently have their doorsteps washed by the sea, is just as appealing. Tucked against the steep cliffs, its so narrow that its residents have to park at one end of the village and continue to their houses on foot.

PENNAN

4 miles from our Site, Pennan is a tiny fishing hamlet just off the coast road, down a steep and hazardous hill. Consisting of little more than a single row of whitewashed stone cottages tucked between a cliff and the sea, the village leapt into the limelight when the British movie Local Hero was filmed here in 1982. 

Make sure and take a selfie by the red phone box!

 

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MACDUFF MARINE AQUARIUM

This fascinating attraction leads you to discover the Moray Firth’s underwater habitats, with realistic displays taking you from the shoreline to the murky seafloor – you’ll meet hundreds of local fishy characters of all shapes and sizes. The aquarium is a 7 mile drive from our site.

RSPB SCOTLAND - TROUP HEAD

 

3.6 miles from our site we have one of the biggest RSPB Bird Colonies on mainland UK. Troup Head is a coastal reserve offering the visitor a walk over clifftop grassland full of wildflowers to view a wonderful seabird spectacle. David Attenborough described it as ‘World Class’.

Our nearest towns are Macduff & Banff 15 minutes away. There you will find supermarkets, shops,banks and restaurants. Also Myrus Driving Range; Stately Duff House & Duff House Royal Golf course; Banff Marina; Banff Links Beach; Swimming Pool – plenty to see and do.

"Such a fab wee site in a great location. So clean and tidy, well kept. The wee dog walk is ideal. Lovely countryside round about and Gardenstown is a stunning village to visit and explore.

Made to feel so welcome, we'll be back."

"We’ve had a very enjoyable and relaxing week here - the CL is so well-presented and it’s a great base for exploring the beautiful beaches and coastline. The view from our pitch was amazing . The owners are really friendly and a great source of local knowledge. We’ll definitely be back and have already recommended it!"

"Easily the best CL site we have stayed on. Great location and maintained to a very high standard. The owner Linda is very friendly and is always available for local info or help."