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We are based in Gardenstown, a seaside hideaway on the Banffshire Coast, North East Scotland.
A warm and welcoming community nestling between red sandstone cliffs and rolling countryside, you'll find a friendly village pub and small Spar grocers.
Gardenstown is home to a number of artists who open their doors during the Gamrie Creatives and North East Open Studios events each year. There's also the village Strawberry Fayre every summer, with a smoked fish BBQ and raft making competitions in the small harbour.
Enjoy beach combing (with one eye out for the dolphins), or wandering the old paths between fishermen's cottages and numerous local walks. In the county towns of Banff and Macduff 9 miles away you'll find restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, Macduff Marine Aquarium and Duff House, a Historic Environment Scotland property with gallery, adventure playground and wooded walks.
Listed below are just some of the things to see and do within a 40 minute drive. If you have a specific interest, contact us and we will seek out information for you. By the way, if you hear the village being called Gamrie don’t be confused, it’s historically the name of the parish and is often used to describe the village itself.
RETAIL - several businesses operate seasonally, but there are plenty of shops in Banff and Macduff open year round, 20 minutes drive away.
Both offer 18 hole courses open to visitors, and there are more than 25 other courses within easy driving distance.
HERITAGE, ARTS AND CULTURE
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Gardenstown is great for kids - it's compact, friendly and peaceful with millions of shells and rocks to collect! Apart from the local area activities listed above there is also
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Or just put your feet up and enjoy the sunsets. Between November and March you may even be lucky enough to witness the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, a magnificent natural display of changing coloured lights only seen in the high northern latitudes.
Image by Lyn MacDonald
And for the adventurous among you...