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Originally known as Gamrie, Gardenstown was founded in 1720 by Alexander Garden as a fishing village.

The village of Gardenstown sits in a small horseshoe shaped bay with stunning scenery flanking both sides. A steep road leads you through the ancient, narrow and winding streets to the village’s harbour where many small boats are moored.

There’s plenty to keep you occupied in the village:

Perhaps you will to explore the many rock pools, or simply relax on the sandy beach. Maybe you want to enjoy the beauty of the area and its wildlife by taking a stroll along the cliff side footpath to neighbouring village of Crovie.

The Garden Arms Hotel is handily located close to larger tourist areas including The Caigorm Mountains (Monarch of the Glen country), Spey Valley and Malt Whisky Country.

The Area, being a haven for marine and wildlife, attracts visitors from all walks of life and is perfect for bird watching, walking, cycling, fishing and most country pursuits.

Gardenstown is also an excellent base to explore the whole North East of Scotland; the stylish city of Aberdeen is approximately one hour’s drive south, whilst the world famous Loch Ness and the city of Inverness are approximately one and a half hour’s drive West.

There are seven Golf courses with a 45 minute drive and a further forty in the county of Aberdeenshire!

We will happily provide packed lunches for whose wishing to spend their days exploring the area.

The Garden Arms Hotel is the perfect location for that Long Weekend Break you’ve been promising yourself.

Other web sites about Gardenstown:
>> Undiscovered Scotland
>> Doug Houton Photography