The scenery provided by the breathtaking coastline and rolling landscape attracts many visitors. Walkers, artists, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts are all drawn to this wonderful unspoilt area.
Although some guests never leave the farm, you will find much of interest in North Aberdeenshire. We are always on hand to give local tips on where to go and how to discover special places.
We have endless beach and cliff walks (Banff and Buchan) with opportunities to see a range of wildlife, with New Aberdour beach being the closest at just 2 miles away and Cullykhan beach being of special interest as home of the remarkable ‘Hells Lum’
Heading inland slightly you will find many castles, all within easy driving distance from the farm. Fyvie and Delgatie are our favourites, but a visit to Slains is a must too, especially if you are intrigued by the theory that Bram Stoker conceived the idea for his infamous creation Dracula here. This ruin, perched on the cliff tops, with only the sound of crashing waves on the rocks below and the cry of seagulls, can easily become eery and is not for the faint hearted.
Castle Trail: Visit Scotland
Is home to a population of around 130 dolphins, one of only two pods in the UK. If you are lucky, you may spot them. Also for your pleasure on our stretch of the Moray Firth is fishing, scuba diving, boat trips and watersports.
Macduff Marine Aquarium, Troup Head Gannet Collony, the RSPB Nature Reserve at Loch of Strathbeg and WCDS diving centre in spey bay are also available to show you the diverse activity in these amazing waters.
On dry land but still keeping close to the seafront, you will marvel at The Bullers of Buchan, and Fraserburgh Lighthouse Museum. Famous ports like Buckie, Fraserburgh and Peterhead, and smaller villages like Crovie or Pennan where ‘Local Hero’ was filmed give this region its character.
The Banffshire Coast has been voted one of the top Coastline destinations in the World. With stunning cliff top paths and sprawling sandy beaches stretching from Cullen in the west to Pennan in the East, it’s just waiting to be explored. Our closest access point to this coastline is just 2 miles away at the charming, non commercial pebble beach at New Aberdour.
Step back and take things at a slower pace, take time to appreciate the world around you, maybe even see the local fishermen landing their catch. The Banffshire Coast is also home to festivals if you care to plan your trip to our farm for some celebrations; Speyside Festival, Coast Festival, Portsoy Boat Festival and Fishing Festival.
We are within close proximity to some of Scotlands best distilleries and you may want to follow the whisky trail.
Stray just a little further afield, Speyside Cooperage gives a fascinating insight into how barrels/casks are made. This cooperage (the only working one in the UK) takes you on a journey through the lifecycle of the cask and even allows you to see the skilled coopers at work. Learning about the ancient art of coopering is effortless given the interactive nature of the visit.
Only a short drive from the farm, there are 9 golf courses varying from links, heath and parkland. Aberdeenshire has an amazing selection of courses (70 no less). Whatever your handicap there will be one to suit you.
Golf Link: Golf Today