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Portsoy is a small town in Aberdeenshire, 54 miles north-west of Aberdeen, on the north-east coast of Scotland. Portsoy was created a burgh of Barony in 1550. Portsoy is well-known for its ‘Portsoy Marble’ a type of serpentine used for making local jewellery. ‘Portsoy Marble’ was also used for parts of the chimney-pieces in the Palace of Versailles in France, for Louis XIV. The Old harbour originally built c.1550 was re-developed in the 18th century by Partick Ogilvy to export the marble. The New harbour was built in 1825-28 to enhance the fishing industry. Portsoy over-looks Links Bay, an inlet of the Moray Firth; it is steeped in maritime history and was once one an important fishing port. The railway arrived in 1859 and the area became a popular tourist resort, it has a hotel, an inn, a church hall and shops in the square. Built around the Old harbour are some historically interesting buildings dating back to c.1600. On a cliff top, to the east of town stands the remains of Boyne Castle built c.1300. The harbours are now used by pleasure crafts, the Sailing Club and some creel boats catching crab and lobster. There is a Traditional Small Boat Festival held in Portsoy each July.

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The Boyne Hotel (0.10 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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Station Hotel (0.14 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 (0.72 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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St Brandon House Country Cottages (3.54 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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Seafield Arms Hotel (4.68 miles)

Seafield Arms Hotel

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One the finest and most popular hotels on the Moray Firth Coast, Scotland. Full of character and charm which sits so well, peacefully and calmly, ... More

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Cullen Bay Hotel (5.51 miles)

Cullen Bay Hotel
The Cullen Bay Hotel enjoys a beautiful and elevated position on the Moray Firth Coast in the North East of Scotland. A family run hotel offering outstanding accommodation in beautifully furnished rooms High quality cuisine ... More | visit website
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Gardenia Guest House (6.30 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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Highland Haven Hotel (7.18 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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Mannoch Hill Cottage (10.76 miles)

Mannoch Hill Cottage

Private Cottage ideally placed for Fishing, Golf, Whiskey & Castle Trails, Bird Watching & Touring the countryside. Spacious and flexible accommodation. The cottage is set in 2 acres of private garden and offers a double ... More | visit website

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Bankhead Croft (12.68 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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