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Guidebook for Cullen

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Guidebook for Cullen

Food Scene
Great for breakfast, lunch or just coffee and cake! Booking recommended for lunchtimes.
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Rockpool Cafe
10 The Square
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Great for breakfast, lunch or just coffee and cake! Booking recommended for lunchtimes.
Fantastic views of the Moray Firth and we nearly always see the seals!
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The Bijou by the Sea
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Fantastic views of the Moray Firth and we nearly always see the seals!
Lovely wee, hidden place for tea, cake, antiques and art. We love the vintage crockery and real napkins! Can highly recommend the afternoon tea, you can even bring your own prosecco!
Deskford Garden Galleries
Lovely wee, hidden place for tea, cake, antiques and art. We love the vintage crockery and real napkins! Can highly recommend the afternoon tea, you can even bring your own prosecco!
Great curries with a warm welcome.
Bengal Brasserie Buckie
5A Cluny Square
Great curries with a warm welcome.
Cullen ice cream shop is the main reason many people make a trip to the town! Ask for home made or make a very hard selection from a great variety of flavours. Queues are often snaking up the street on a sunny day!
The Ice Cream Shop
Cullen ice cream shop is the main reason many people make a trip to the town! Ask for home made or make a very hard selection from a great variety of flavours. Queues are often snaking up the street on a sunny day!
This hotel has recently reopened. We had a meal here a few weeks after they opened and we can highly recommend it. They use fresh, local produce to produce great food.
Royal Oak Hotel
34 Castle Terrace
This hotel has recently reopened. We had a meal here a few weeks after they opened and we can highly recommend it. They use fresh, local produce to produce great food.
Restaurant/café in the picturesque village of Fordyce, a short drive from Cullen. Seafood is their speciality for lunch and dinner. Cakes and coffee also served throughout the day. All within a tastefully converted church.
The old Kirk Cafe and Bistro
Restaurant/café in the picturesque village of Fordyce, a short drive from Cullen. Seafood is their speciality for lunch and dinner. Cakes and coffee also served throughout the day. All within a tastefully converted church.
The Seafield Arms re-opened last year after extensive renovation. Highly recommend a visit here for lunch, evening meal or just drinks.
Seafield Arms Hotel
17-19 Seafield Street
The Seafield Arms re-opened last year after extensive renovation. Highly recommend a visit here for lunch, evening meal or just drinks.
Drinks & Nightlife
The Salmon Bothy is a fantastic community venue. There are often folk evenings, exhibitions and events.
The Salmon Bothy
The Salmon Bothy is a fantastic community venue. There are often folk evenings, exhibitions and events.
This distillery has recently undergone a multi million pound renovation and build. There was lots of coverage on social media and we recently paid a visit. Unfortunately our boys are too young for the tour (over 14's only) but had a walk around the building. The building itself is pretty special but we can't wait to see what's inside!
Opp Macallan Distillery
This distillery has recently undergone a multi million pound renovation and build. There was lots of coverage on social media and we recently paid a visit. Unfortunately our boys are too young for the tour (over 14's only) but had a walk around the building. The building itself is pretty special but we can't wait to see what's inside!
This distillery was closed for 20 years and only re-opened in 2008. They offer a selection of tours including a 'Drivers Tour' where you can take your 'dram' home. Children over the age of 8 can take the tour. Please note that the distillery is not open at weekends.
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Glenglassaugh Distillery
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This distillery was closed for 20 years and only re-opened in 2008. They offer a selection of tours including a 'Drivers Tour' where you can take your 'dram' home. Children over the age of 8 can take the tour. Please note that the distillery is not open at weekends.
Sightseeing
We love it here! Great exhibition, viewing from binoculars and ice house tours which we highly recommend!
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Scottish Dolphin Centre
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We love it here! Great exhibition, viewing from binoculars and ice house tours which we highly recommend!
Fantastic ruin of a cliff side castle. You can access the very private Sunnyside Beach from here too.
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Findlater Castle
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Fantastic ruin of a cliff side castle. You can access the very private Sunnyside Beach from here too.
Beautiful historic village with its own castle. There is a park, Victorian garden and joiners workshop but the village itself is lovely to walk around. The village hold an annual open garden day around the end of July.
Fordyce
Beautiful historic village with its own castle. There is a park, Victorian garden and joiners workshop but the village itself is lovely to walk around. The village hold an annual open garden day around the end of July.
Shopping
Fantastic selection of antiques and collectables. I never leave empty handed! Great cafe for lunch or coffee too. There is a salvage yard next door too.
cullen antiques centre
Fantastic selection of antiques and collectables. I never leave empty handed! Great cafe for lunch or coffee too. There is a salvage yard next door too.
Very well known general store! You can get anything from kitchen items to greetings cards, workwear and wetsuits here!
The Spotty Bag Shop
13 Old Market Pl
Very well known general store! You can get anything from kitchen items to greetings cards, workwear and wetsuits here!
If you like antiques, you will love this selection of shops! They have appeared on TV on the Salvage Hunter and have a great selection of antiques, second hand furniture, vintage clothes and accessories. I have bought several items here and return regularly to see new stock. All budgets catered for.
The Old Curiosity Shop, Rothes
21 High St
If you like antiques, you will love this selection of shops! They have appeared on TV on the Salvage Hunter and have a great selection of antiques, second hand furniture, vintage clothes and accessories. I have bought several items here and return regularly to see new stock. All budgets catered for.
Arts & Culture
Beautiful historic building with lovely grounds. There is often outdoor theatre in the summer months. We enjoyed George's Marvellous Medicine there one beautiful summer evening.
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Duff House
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Beautiful historic building with lovely grounds. There is often outdoor theatre in the summer months. We enjoyed George's Marvellous Medicine there one beautiful summer evening.
Interesting fishing exhibition run by local volunteers. Free admission.
Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre
10 Cluny Pl
Interesting fishing exhibition run by local volunteers. Free admission.
We have not made it along here yet but follow them on social media. They have a great programme for kids especially during holiday times.
Elgin Museum
1 High St
We have not made it along here yet but follow them on social media. They have a great programme for kids especially during holiday times.
Entertainment & Activities
Recently renovated, this is our rainy day place. Small but great for the kids.
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Macduff Marine Aquarium
11 High Shore
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Recently renovated, this is our rainy day place. Small but great for the kids.
Great leisure swimming pool with baby pool and flume. They sometimes have inflatable sessions too. There is an ice rink next door too.
Moray Leisure Centre
Great leisure swimming pool with baby pool and flume. They sometimes have inflatable sessions too. There is an ice rink next door too.
Quaint, traditional cinema. Only 2 screens but they show a good number of films.
Moray Playhouse
Quaint, traditional cinema. Only 2 screens but they show a good number of films.
Newly opened Cullen Sea School offers a great choice of activities on the water from April to the end of August. We are regular rowers (all year, weather dependent) and this year tried their kayaking classes.
Cullen Sea School
1 Port Long Rd
Newly opened Cullen Sea School offers a great choice of activities on the water from April to the end of August. We are regular rowers (all year, weather dependent) and this year tried their kayaking classes.
Great soft play centre for children. There's also go karting here for older children which our boys really enjoyed.
Playbarn @ Greenfields
Great soft play centre for children. There's also go karting here for older children which our boys really enjoyed.
We really enjoyed this tour. The process and history is fascinating. 3.30 is the last tour so ensure you arrive before then! There are a couple of tours to choose from, one of which is suitable for children.
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Speyside Cooperage
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We really enjoyed this tour. The process and history is fascinating. 3.30 is the last tour so ensure you arrive before then! There are a couple of tours to choose from, one of which is suitable for children.
Parks & Nature
Miles of lovely sandy beach. Our favourite area is the beach by the harbour where it's safe and sheltered! Our boys love to harbour jump here. Further along there are 2 long stretches of beach where the waves are great for body boarding or surfing.
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Cullen
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Miles of lovely sandy beach. Our favourite area is the beach by the harbour where it's safe and sheltered! Our boys love to harbour jump here. Further along there are 2 long stretches of beach where the waves are great for body boarding or surfing.
Fantastic stretch of pathway from Cullen for walking or cycling. This route takes you along the old railway line across the viaducts and can take you all the way to Buckie. Easy route for little legs on bikes! Fantastic views all the way along the route.
Cullen Viaduct
Fantastic stretch of pathway from Cullen for walking or cycling. This route takes you along the old railway line across the viaducts and can take you all the way to Buckie. Easy route for little legs on bikes! Fantastic views all the way along the route.
Great walks or medium to hard mountain bike trails. Our boys tried these trails on their bikes a few years ago and found them challenging! Not for complete beginners but the walks are easier.
Moray Monster Trails
Great walks or medium to hard mountain bike trails. Our boys tried these trails on their bikes a few years ago and found them challenging! Not for complete beginners but the walks are easier.