Heritage . . .
Originally known as Gamrie, Gardenstown was founded in 1721 by Alexander Garden specifically as a fishing village. On the hillside to the west, and visible from most parts of Gardenstown, are the remains of the Church of St John the Evangelist. This predates the village, being built in 1513, and celebrates an even earlier event, the defeat of the Danes here in 1004 – The Battle of The Bloody Pits.