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Gardenstown

In our "totally unbiased" opinion, Gardenstown is the most beautiful of all Scotland's villages.

Known locally as Gamrie, Gardenstown was founded in 1720 by Alexander Garden specifically as a fishing village. Today Around 1000 people live in Gardenstown. These locals and the village’s visitors ensure that the community thrives.
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Crovie

Crovie (pronounced Crivie) is unique; there is nowhere else in mainland Britain where it is simply impossible to use a car.

The restrictions placed by its location on development throughout its history, plus the halt to commercial activity in 1953, have left Crovie as one of the best preserved fishing villages in Europe.
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Pennan

If you know your movies, then Pennan may look a little familiar to you. In 1983, parts of the film Local Hero were shot here.

The Bafta award winning film gave Pennan one of the best known red telephone boxes in the world, sitting on the quayside. It has attracted a steady stream of visitors ever since.
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Banff

Banff contains a variety of fascinating architecture. The Upper Town is perhaps the more splendid part of the town, with grand Georgian buildings aplenty.

Though no longer a commercial port, Banff harbour still serves leisure traffic and the area gives an insight into what Banff must have been like before the coming of its more upmarket upper town.
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Macduff

A harbour was first built in Macduff in 1760, though at the time the village was called Doune; it became Macduff in 1783. Expansion continued through the 1800s, with fishing continuing to be central to the economic health of Macduff.

The town's principal visitor attraction today is the Macduff Marine Aquarium
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Portsoy


Portsoy lies on the north facing coast of Aberdeenshire, approximately midway between Cullen and Banff. Of all the many ports along the Aberdeenshire and Moray coasts, Portsoy was one of the earliest to be established, and as a result is one of the most fascinating.

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Cullen


Cullen is an extremely attractive town originally built around the mouth of the Burn of Deskford.

When seen from the sea it is framed from behind by higher ground carrying a disused railway line over a series of spectacular viaducts.
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