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From Redhythe Cottage...
From Redhythe Cottage...
For those who like to walk, The North Sea Trail passes close to the farm with truly invigorating and beautiful scenery amongst the cliffs and beaches. From the farm, walking right along the coastal path it takes you into picturesque Portsoy. Walk left from the farm and you have the option of visiting pebbled coves or the beautiful sandy beach of Sandend Bay.
An exhibition of the maritime history of Portsoy can be found in the Salmon Bothy. Walk round from the Bothy to see the beautiful 17th Century harbour which hosts the Portsoy Boat Festival in July. During the summer a local charity group hire out paddle boats on Loch Soy in the centre of the village. At Portsoy Marble Shop you’ll find a range of gifts, local marble and pottery. From the harbour you can enjoy superb scenery along the clifftop walks.
Refreshments can be found at Beggars Belief, Portsoy Café and the Shore Inn is a popular destination for pub-goers. Portsoy Ice Cream is renowned for their delicious ice creams and innovative flavours.
As well as boasting beautiful coastlines, Aberdeenshire has many varied castles to visit along the Aberdeenshire’s Castle Trail. If you are looking for something closer to home, the castle ruins of Findlater Castle and the hidden Renaissance Palace of Boyne are within a few short miles of Portsoy.
Visit the whisky region of Speyside, on the famous Malt Whisky Trail with many of the distilleries offering tours, and a chance to sample a wee dram. Why not start with Portsoy distillery of Glenglassaugh which is only a short walk from Redhythe holiday cottage and work your way around Speyside.
Detour to Cullen, famous for its ‘Cullen skink’ (haddock and potato soup), and browse the Antiques Centre and other independent antique shops on the High Street. Rock Pool Cafe is a favourite for a coffee or light lunch.
A short drive will take you to Deskford Pottery & Silk Art, with the Willow Tea Room & Antiques centre. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea served on vintage china and sample their famous Deskford Dainties. Then why not stroll around the gardens.
The coastline of the Moray Firth is famous for its rich waters and variety of wildlife. MacDuff Marine Aquarium has a huge deep-sea kelp tank among other exhibits. Drive towards Elgin and you will find the Scottish Dolphin Centre. Local boat tours such as the Gemini Explorer offer one of the best ways of seeing the wildlife and stunning coastal scenery.
Many other attractions include a choice of golf courses, stunning walks and cycle paths all within easy reach of Redhythe cottage.