Discover Cullen and the surrounding area
When playing golf in Banffshire and the North East of Scotland you are surrounded by spectacular views, have your pick of world class golf courses and can choose from challenging links courses or more relaxed inland courses. Whatever your handicap you will find a course or driving ranges close by where you can brush up on your game or just hit a few balls. Scotland truly is the home of golf and with at least eight courses within two hours of our cottages, all welcoming guests, Cullen is the perfect base from which to play them all.
RIVER & SEA ANGLING
Cullen and the surrounding area offers anglers river and sea fishing with an almost year round calendar. The beach at Cullen is a haven for flatfish with turbot being a regular catch, and cast off from the pier and you stand a good chance of catching a mackerel or four. Cullen has a friendly tackle shop where staff are always happy to share hints and tips on the best bait and fishing spots. If a guided trip with friends floats your boat then there are daily fishing/sea angling trips with local fishermen departing from nearby Macduff.
WALKING & CYCLING
Coastal paths, forest trails and hill climbs are just a few of the many walking options available to you in this area of Scotland. Picturesque scenery and native wildlife accompany you on your walk where you will also find plenty of places to stop for a picnic or photo opportunity. The old railway line in Cullen is a favourite amongst walkers, ramblers and cyclists alike, and the beach caves are a must for anyone who wants to discover the lesser seen side of Cullen. If you don’t want to go off the beaten track then you have your pick of mapped out routes, just ask us for more information. Cycling is a great way to explore any new location and with many dedicated cycle routes and hills for mountain biking, two wheels is often the preferred way to see some of Cullen’s spectacular sights. Signed cycle routes link seaside with countryside and offer varying levels of difficulty with many interesting stop off points along the way.
THE WHISKY TRAIL
Scotland is famed for many things, golf, food and wildlife being just some of them, but perhaps the most famous is our national tipple – Whisky. Staying in Cullen you are perfectly positioned to join the Whisky trail with the Royal Lochnagar, Cragganmore and Cardhu distilleries all being a short, scenic drive away. Travel either north or south and you are still on the trail and with each new distillery producing a unique tipple, this is a great way to learn about this time honoured skill and discover a new found love and respect for the amber nectar.
The Banffshire coast and countryside is a natural and unspoilt environment home to many land and sea animals including wide eyed seals and an abundance of seabirds. Wildlife boat trips depart regularly from nearby Banff and are a great way for the whole family to easily and safely go dolphin and whale watching. Moving inland, the region’s many wooded areas, country parks and walking routes provide the perfect places to catch a glimpse of the shy red squirrel, deer and foxes; to name but a few.
FOOD & DRINK
Scotland is known as nature’s larder and is home to some of the best local produce, sought after by many chefs.Being on the coast, seafood is a speciality of this area and you will find many restaurants with “catch of the day” taking pride of place on their menu.As well as local restaurants serving seasonal produce, this area has many farm shops where you can source some excellent ingredients for making a mouthwatering meal back at the cottage.Food is not the only consumable that Scotland has a reputation for, we are fast becoming renowned for our traditional beers,ales and wines which make the perfect accompaniment to some Scottish Venison or Aberdeen Angus.