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The Salmon Bothy

Links Road, Portsoy AB45 2SS, Scotland
+44 1261 842951
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hidden mine of information

we came across this by accident and were really glad we did. Lots of local information and... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Rory561
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Windsor, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

A really interesting museum/heritage centre. Unsurprisingly, it concentrates on the local salmon... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Scotty062
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Highlands
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Completed in 1834 and now lovingly restored, the Salmon Bothy is a superb example of a salmon house with working and living accommodation. The intimate museum tells the story of Portsoy’s harbour and town as a trading, smuggling and fishing port. Explore your roots in the fully equipped genealogical research facility and use the Bothy as a base to explore Portsoy’s splendid harbour and town, as well as the great walks along the coast. 'Upstairs at the Bothy' is a unique and charming venue space regularly hosting musical events, workshops and activities. With a capacity of 60 people it makes a perfect meeting place or party venue and is available to hire.
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Links Road, Portsoy AB45 2SS, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

we came across this by accident and were really glad we did. Lots of local information and history, really interesting and run by volunteers.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

A really interesting museum/heritage centre. Unsurprisingly, it concentrates on the local salmon fishing industry; but there are also displays about the Great War and other aspects of local history. The local volunteers we saw during our visit were helpful and interesting. There is no entrance...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place, alot of history in here and staff take great pride in explaining everything. Found out how everything used to interlink years ago in the fishing industry. Definitely worth a visit.

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PortsoyPCE, Public Relations Manager at The Salmon Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for your positive review Amanda, pleased you enjoyed the visit and found it interesting. Do come aback and visit again.

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Built in 1834, the Salmon Bothy is a now beautifully restored former working salmon house. The ground floor houses a museum dedicated to the history of Portsoy and the salmon industry. Two of the rooms downstairs have uneven cobbled floors, so wear flat shoes. Upstairs...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was very interesting and the lady who showed us round had excellent knowledge of it .Amazing what happened in the past.

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PortsoyPCE, Public Relations Manager at The Salmon Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Popped in here on a few occasions. Pleasant and insightful look at 'Times' past. Portsoy generally harbour area is pleasant and quite good for photos if you pick your spot well. Unable to load mine due to Tech problem. Sandend Beach just down the road...More

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PortsoyPCE, Public Relations Manager at The Salmon Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Portsoy and the Bothy, please do come back again soon.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great place to visit, enjoyed our time there. Good to look at old photos of days gone by. Very knowledgeable staff

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Disappointed that the Bothy was not open during our week in Portsoy so never got to see inside.Would have been good as there is a nice walking tour around the village and takes you to the bothy

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

It was really interesting seeing how they preserved salmon after it was caught in years gone by. They had two boats inside which were amazing, I was also shown the room upstairs were they used to mend the nets, which is now used for weddings,...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

This small locally run museum has lots of interesting information with volunteer staff who know their history and explain it very well. It is free and they only ask for a donation. If you have family connections in the past with Portsoy they are the...More

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