Cullen in Banffshire


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Just a few miles west of Portsoy, Cullen is a popular coastal town that attracts many visitors.   The bridge and arched viaduct across the main road frame two beautiful views of the harbour and beach.

Cullen_Viaduct.jpg (8099 bytes)Nowadays it is possible to walk for a short way on the disused train line over the viaduct and obtain a panoramic view of the town, and the original fishermen's cottages close to the beach.


The beach is sandy with rocky outcrops and pools and a few interesting rock formations.  A popular amusement for children is to dive off the harbour wall and into the sea, which we also observed in Portsoy.  There is also another small secluded beach round by the harbour.

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A shop that you must visit whilst in Cullen is the ice cream shop.  It sells old-fasioned and fondly remembered sweets from large glass jars, such humbugs, pear drops, and licquorice toffee.  There was a constant queue of people for the gigantic whipped ice cream cones that cost a mere pound and tasted like ice cream used to. There is also a popular tea shop, a local hotel for traditional high teas, a shop specialising in dolphin objects, some with antiques, and a fishing shop with live maggots.  Something for everyone!


Holiday cottages to rent for self-catering holidays in Cullen - sleeps up to 10

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Penrhyn is a luxury 5 bedroom self catering holiday home near the beach in Cullen. The house is furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard. It can sleep up to 10 people in comfort.

There is a garden with a gas BBQ. Conservatory for dining. A large wood burner in the snug. A truly lovely house for a memorable self-catering holiday.

The house is suitable as a year round destination. It's absolutely fabulous for safe holidays on the beach, for fishing, skiing, golf, surfing. This is a great place to go dolphin and whale watching.

Click on the photograph of this self-catering house in Cullen for full details.


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