annies gift and coffee shop fordyce
Annies Gift & Coffee Shop
This enchanting little shop can be found in Fordyce. Home-baking, delicious lunches and evening meals are available too!
Book ahead to avoid dissappointment.
cullen aby and golf course
Cullen Bay
The Royal Burgh of Cullen boasts an array of coastal walks as well as a traditional links golf course.
elgin cathedral
Elgin Cathedral
One of Scotland's most beautiful medieval buildings, Elgin Cathedral is a magnificent 13th Century ruin.
moray firth dolphins
Moray Firth Dolphins
The Moray Firth is one of the most important places on the U.K. coast for observing dolphins and whales.
duff house, banff
Duff House
Designed and built by William Adam in the 17th century.
Contains an amazing collection of art and furniture.
portsoy boat festival
Scottish Traditional Boat Festival.
This event is held annually in Portsoy in the month of July.
portsoy boat festival

Portsoy Salmon Bothy
A museum and multi-functional venue for musical recitals and other events.   There is also a family history research centre for the area.
findlater castle near gilliebank slef catering accommodation in portsoy

Findlater Castle
This castle ruin was founded by Sir Walter Ogilvie. In 1455 King James II authorised Sir Walter Ogilvie to strengthen his castle at Findlater and build ‘a place of strength’.
macduff aquarium

Macduff Acquarium
The Aquarium’s deep central exhibit, which displays a living kelp reef, is the only one of its kind in Britain and divers hand feed the fish on a regular basis.


A memorable and comfortable stay is assured when visiting Gilliebank Self Catering Holiday Home in Portsoy.

We have the perfect base for sightseeing in the the Grampian area which includes Cullen, Portsoy, Elgin, Cornhill, Banff and Buckie.

There is a huge selection of sightseeing and things to do.

The whisky trail and castle trail are among the favourites for our visitors.

Here is a small list of recommendations.

  • Duff House
  • Macduff Aquarium
  • Whisky Trail
  • Castle Trail
  • Cullen Beach
  • Coastal Walks
  • Several Golf Courses
  • Local Fishing
  • Moray Firth Dolphins
  • Portsoy Salmon Bothy
  • Many historical places of interest