Aberdeenshire | Village | ★★★

[View across the village from the harbour]

Gardenstown is the largest of the Aberdeenshire fishing settlements clinging precariously to the wild stretch of coastline between Banff and Fraserburgh. The village appears to have climbed up the steep hillside above the harbour over the decades, but the most charming part is still at sea level: a few rows of old cottages only protected from winter storms by a insignificant sea wall and narrow lane. Head uphill between the houses and you'll find a charming maze of back alleys squeezed in between the houses, seemingly unchanged for centuries.

[Gardenstown has a warren of narrow alleyways set back from the seafront]

Location & info

📌 Gardenstown ★★★
Aberdeenshire, G.R.: NJ 799648 ///historic.ages.springing

🚶 The bottom, coastal level of the village is compact and holds most of the scenic interest. Crovie is well worth the walk, as is a wander west along the shore.
🚌 Gardenstown is at the end of a bus route from Banff and Macduff.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Crovie ★★★
>> Walk: A fishy foray from Gardenstown to Crovie ★★★

Nearby (1-5 mi away)

>> RSPB Troup Head ★★★ (2 mi →)
>> Walk: Descent into Hell's Lum ★★★ (2 mi →)
>> Pennan ★★★ (3 mi →)

[View along the coast to the west at high tide]



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