TRAVELLING TO THE CREATIVE RETREAT

gardenstown and gamrie bay

The Creative Retreat is in Gardenstown, a small coastal village near Banff, in North East Scotland. It may take a while to travel, but once here we’re sure you’ll appreciate this magical place!

For SatNav:

Stroma Cottage AB45 3YS

Bankhead House AB45 3ZP

 

CAR

Gardenstown is on the B9031, located off the A98 Banff to Fraserburgh road.


Travel times from:
Aberdeen - 1 hour 30 mins
Inverness – 2 hours 30 mins
Edinburgh – 3 hours 30 mins

RAIL

Our nearest rail station is HUNTLY. There is no direct bus service but we can arrange transfers for the 40 minute journey. Taxi transfers cost around £55.

AIR

Our nearest airport is ABERDEEN, then INVERNESS. Various budget airlines and BA operate at both airports. There are bus services linking to both airports (see below), and we can also arrange transfers.


Transfer charges:
Aberdeen airport to Gardenstown – 1 hour 30 min journey - approx £75
Inverness airport to Gardenstown – 2 hour journey - approx £120
Car hire is available at both airports through www.avis.co.uk

BUS

Visit www.stagecoachbus.com for timetables. 


From Aberdeen Rail Station -
Route 35 or 35A to Banff, hourly service, approx £13
Route 273 Banff to Gardenstown, limited service, approx £5
Transfers available from Banff to Gardenstown, charge £5

From Aberdeen Airport -
Saturday: X80 Airport shuttle bus to Dyce, 8 mins, approx £2.50
Sunday to Friday: airport taxi to Dyce, 8 mins, approx £8
Route 35 or 35A from Dyce to Banff, every hour, approx £13
Route 273 Banff to Gardenstown, limited service, approx £4.50
Transfers available from Banff to Gardenstown, £5

From Inverness Rail Station or Airport -
Route 11/Jet Airport shuttle bus to Elgin, every 30 mins, approx £10
Route 35 or 35A to Banff, every hour, approx £13
Route 273 Banff to Gardenstown, limited service, approx £4.50
Transfers available from Banff to Gardenstown, charge £5