Welcome to Gamrie . . .

and the villages of Gardenstown & Crovie

An area of Aberdeenshire, in the north east of Scotland, encompassing spectacular country landscapes and the picturesque coastal villages of Gardenstown and Crovie. Built into the old red sandstone cliffs the villages have a quaint atmosphere. From the lovely harbour and beaches you can look out over the Moray Firth and perhaps catch a glimpse of the dolphins that often swim in the bay or experience one of the stunning sunsets.
An ideal place for a day visit or holiday break, the area has much to offer and explore – Walks, wildlife, heritage, arts and crafts, to name but a few and it is also in close proximity to a number of great visitor attractions, golf clubs and much more. Gardenstown village and outskirts boasts a selection of galleries, a pottery and art and craft workshops. There is also a local shop, a hotel & restaurant.
Whatever you are looking for, the Gamrie area has a range of self-catering cottages, bed and breakfast accommodation and caravan sites to ensure your stay is just right for you and your family!

Latest News & Events

Gardenstown and Crovie Leaflet

Gardenstown and Crovie Leaflet

There is a new edition of the Gardenstown and Crovie tourism leaflet thanks to the Scotland Loves Local Fund. Currently copies are available at the...

Bracoden School 1942 – 1963

Bracoden School 1942 – 1963

The book on Bracoden School 1942-1963 produced by Eleanor Hepburn and John W Milne has been a great success. The book is based on the contents of...

Scotland Loves Local Fund

Scotland Loves Local Fund

The Gardenstown Village Action Committee (GVAC) applied for and were awarded a grant from the Scotland Loves Local Fund, administered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, obtained with the support of the Area Manager at Aberdeenshire Council.

Where We Are

Gardenstown & Crovie are located on the Moray First Coastline in the North East of Scotland. This coastline was voted one of the best in the world by National Geographic tourism experts – see Coastal Destinations Top Rated

“A popular vacation spot for more than a century, this coast offers “outstanding cliff scenery” and maintains “a strong community feeling.” Seasonal and year-round residents appear to live in relative harmony. Tourism keeps “pretty coastal villages” economically afloat as Scotland’s fishing industry declines.” 

Rough Guides‘Britain’s 30 Best Seaside Towns’ Gardenstown reached 11th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland.

“Scotland’s northeast coast has a bleak, rugged quality, with a series of small fishing villages dotted along the miles of lonely beaches. The prettiest of the lot is Gardenstown, with stone cottages huddled around a wave-gnawed bay, and newer buildings clinging to the nearby cliffs. There’s little to do here beyond soaking up the solitude, taking a windswept stroll along the waterfront, and dropping into the small gallery and teashop down by the harbour. Pure bliss.”

Website Supported by Scotland Loves Local

RSS Tide Times – Banff – Gardenstown

  • Banff Tide Times for 12th May 2021 May 12, 2021
    Tide Times & Heights for Banff on 12th May 202101:30 - High Tide (3.63m)07:24 - Low Tide (0.98m)13:42 - High Tide (3.64m)19:41 - Low Tide (0.97m)

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Would you like to become a Community Councillor able to influence decisions and be involved with the community's future? Elections to fill vacancies run from 18th May to 8th June. ... See MoreSee Less

Tue May 11th, 2021  ·  

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273 Bus Service on Saturdays. The Community Council have been advised by Aberdeenshire Council Passenger Transport Unit that the council supported 273 bus service on Saturdays, currently suspended due to Covid19, will not be reinstated. This is one of a number of similar cuts.The weekday service from Gardenstown to Banff remains unchanged.Anyone wishing to make representation on this should contact publictransport@aberdeenshire.gov.uk ... See MoreSee Less

Thu Apr 8th, 2021  ·  

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🐣 SATURDAY 10TH APRIL 🐣Save the date- We are hosting a takeaway afternoon tea at the dreel hall in Gardenstown. Order and collection only. Collection times will be given when ordering and will be between 12:00pm & 2:30pm Orders can be made by private messaging us or contacting a committee member. 🐣RAFFLE 🐣There will also be a raffle. £2.50 a ticket and this gives you two chance to win. 1st prize- Easter hamper with voucher for two main courses at the Garden Arms. 2nd prize- Easter hamper 3rd prize- Lindt collection 4th prize- Easter baking kit .... Photos of the prizes to follow Cash payments only! ... See MoreSee Less

Wed Mar 31st, 2021  ·  

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There's a new edition of the Welcome to Gardenstown and Crovie tourism leaflet published ready for lockdown to be lifted. ... See MoreSee Less

Mon Mar 29th, 2021  ·  

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We look forward to your Visit

Welcome - Sue Scarrott
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