Gardenstown is a small coastal village. Gardentown’s harbour, once a busy fishing port, is now full of small creel boats and pleasure craft.
Situated on the northern coast of Aberdeenshire, Pennan is a delightfully rugged fishing village featuring no more than a handful of gable-ended whitewashed cottages that teeter on the water’s edge. Set at the bottom of a steep hill, the village is most well-known as the location for the cult British film Local Hero – the phone box that features in the movie now claiming both cult and listed buildings status – although the pebble beach is also a prime spot for watching dolphins and seals lounging on the rocks just outside Pennan.
Sandend is a quaint fishing village on the Moray and Aberdeenshire Coast and enjoys a lovely position at the end of a broad sandy bay which is most popular for visitors and especially surfers.
Dating from about 1050, Delgatie is a uniquely Scottish Castle. It is the home of the late Captain and Mrs Hay of Delgatie, and is the Clan Hay Centre.
It is set peacefully within its extensive estate, with gardens and many delightful walks for guests to enjoy.
The ruins of Findlater Castle stand on a rocky promontory projecting out into the sea some two miles east of Cullen and a mile west of Sandend. Brown tourist signs direct you from the A98 to a parking area at a farm, Barnyards of Findlater, and from here it is a half mile walk along a good grassy path to the interpretive board on the cliffs behind the castle.
Somewhat overgrown with thick thorns, brambles and ivy that now cover its crumbling walls.