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

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.

Enjoy the Village and the nearby Walks

Enjoy the Village and the nearby Walks

There’s not much going on in the village at present as it’s both winter and is affected by covid19 lockdown. So there’s nothing in the Dreel Hall or Community Hub at present, and not even external gatherings. But that doesn’t stop you from enjoying walks…

Gardenstown Community Hub

Gardenstown Community Hub

The Gardenstown Community Hub Association was formed at the end of 2017, and by March 2018, had achieved charitable status. The Association uses the former infant school (donated to the village for its benefit and now called The Hub) in High Street for a wide variety of community activities in 2019.

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.”

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RSS Tide Times – Banff – Gardenstown

  • Banff Tide Times for 28th September 2021 September 28, 2021
    Tide Times & Heights for Banff on 28th September 202105:03 - High Tide (3.31m)11:04 - Low Tide (1.63m)17:26 - High Tide (3.24m)23:35 - Low Tide (1.66m)

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Fundraiser this Saturday in aid of Gardenstown Playschool. Please contact the Playschool page to place a order.🍟🐟 FISH AND CHIP NIGHT 🐟🍟 Next Saturday we will be holding a Fish and Chip night from the Dreel Hall. Please PM to place your order! 👍🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Childminders in or close to the village, are there any? I have been asked by a friend to find out as a local family are looking for one. If anyone can enlighten me I’ll pass the information on to the family TIA ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome - Sue Scarrott
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