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Tel code: 01261 | code search
Postcode: AB45 | code search
Population: 800
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Gamrie is a small village on the shore of the Moray Firth, on the side of a north facing cliff near Banff in Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland. Gamrie is the local name for the village more widely known as Gardenstown named after its founder Alexander Garden in 1720. Originally a fishing port, the village is positioned on steep terraces in the cliffs above the south-east side of Gamrie Bay. The heart of the village surrounds the harbour with its pier, the older houses stand next to the sea and the newer ones in rows on the ledges up the cliffs with a single curved road linking the community. Gamrie is a thriving village and a popular tourist destination with shops and amenities, hotel, local pub, an excellent fish restaurant, which has to be booked in advance. There are ruins and historic buildings including the remains of the pre-reformation St Johns church built in 1513 to commemorate defeating a Viking attack in 1004. Gamrie Lodge is a listed building and an example of a four story Regency Buchan dating c1828. The area offers many activities including golf, riding, fishing, cycling and walking. The coastline is the home of many sea-birds nesting in the crags and crevices in the cliffs.

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Bankhead Croft (1.02 miles)

Bankhead Croft

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A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Bankhead Croft B&B. We are an ideal base if you wish to get to Aberdeen or Inverness.

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Seaview (2.63 miles)


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We are a small warm and friendly family run B&B overlooking the Moray Firth, surrounded by countryside set in a most peacful location. Well positioned for Bird-watching, Whale and Dolphin ... More

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Mill of Nethermill (4.28 miles)

Mill of Nethermill
Mill of Nethermill Holidays is located in a secluded bay on the beautiful Banffshire coast, North East Scotland, and ideally situated near the well known village of Pennan, home of the Pennan Inn and C-listed ... More | visit website
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Highland Haven Hotel (4.73 miles)

Highland Haven Hotel

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waterfront hotel situated opposite to harbour with breath taking views.Fine dining restaurant with spectacular views over the sea serving mouth watering fresh food.Executive Lounge where you can sip cocktails and ... More

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Gardenia Guest House (5.61 miles)

Gardenia Guest House
Gardenia Guest House is a quality guest house offering en suite accommodation in Banff located on the Moray Coast. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our guests at Gardenia Guest House, ... More | visit website
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St Brandon House Country Cottages (8.51 miles)

St Brandon House Country Cottages
This truly is a hidden corner of Scotland where the pace of life is slow, air refreshing and food delicious, with a good nights sleep assured, it makes for the perfect holiday recipe.

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Fife Arms Hotel (8.76 miles)

The Fife Arms situated in the centre of turriff, is an ideal stay over for the businessman, traveller or short break. All rooms are ensuite, the restaurant has the reputation of serving the best, freshest ... More | visit website
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Station Hotel (11.77 miles)

Station Hotel

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The warmest of welcomes awaits you at the Station Hotel, a comfortable family run hotel situated in the historic town of Portsoy, which is on the breathtaking Grampian Coastal Trail and ... More

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Durn House (11.84 miles)

Durn House

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Durn House is located in a quiet backwater in the picturesque coastal fishing village of Portsoy on the Moray/Banffshire Coast. Durn House was built in 1770 and is an elegant ... More

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The Boyne Hotel (11.89 miles)

The Boyne Hotel

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The Boyne Hotel is situated in the heart of the seaside village of Portsoy, a moments walk form the old harbour. The hotel boasts ten en-suite bedrooms and a popular ... More

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