Things to do in Portsoy

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Things to Do in Portsoy

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  • Aden D
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic historic harbor with great views out into the Firth of Moray. Fun shops and a pub on the harbor.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Neil C
    Pontypridd, UK378 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A challenging tour for our guide as I was accompanied by 6 Italians and only one spoke English so everything she said he then translated which made things very slow and disjointed. Our guide was however excellent and very knowledgeable about the brand ( Glenglassaugh, GlenDronach and BenRiach). The tour was excellent and very informative, at the end was the tasting and as I’d paid an additional charge for the extended tasting I was left with just the guide after the standard tasting ended. This is when the experience really took off. In addition to the extra I’d paid for I was given a very special extra as a thank you for my patience during the tour. At this point the shop door opened and the guide said “oh it’s Rachel“ and we were joined by Rachel Barrie the master blender and spent over half an hour learning about the unique peculiarities of Glenglassaugh spirit and the whisky it becomes.
    An awesome experience even without the additional bits.
    Written 3 November 2019
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  • Lorraine898
    Aberdeen, UK73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an interesting place to visit. The volunteer was a mine of local knowledge. She also gave us a gorgeous little portsoy marble to keep too :-)
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • lilyjackjoe
    Mid Calder, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I popped in here on my visit to Portsoy. I was really glad I did. Lots of very interesting things in the shop. Fossils, onyx, paintings, knitwear and lots more. Worth a visit.
    Written 13 September 2019
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  • Sco
    Aberdeen, UK4,123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another North East of Scotland gem, which I didn't even know about, having been brought up in the area.
    We parked about 800m away from the castle (as this was the best / nearest area to park at). The country road leads to a path within a field and heads towards the castle's causeway.
    What an impressive, ruinous castle. Lived in for over 200 years, but now neglected. What a shame! Sited on a sound tactical location, next to the Boyne burn, which leads to Boyne Bay and the North Sea. It must've been a grand sight on its day. I'll let you read about its history on Wikipedia. My photos will hopefully project sentiment more than words.
    Written 9 January 2019
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,015 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thought at first it was just a large pond, until I realised the water stretched around the corner out of sight. A very pretty walk in the evening sunshine under the shade of the trees, with ducks on the water and attractive flower beds brightening up the park. Too many seagulls around though to be brave enough to eat a fish supper on the benches.
    Written 24 July 2021
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  • Susan L
    Benfleet, UK27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited over Christmas week 2023. Not the cheapest ice cream but still thought the quality was worth the money. We preferred the normal waffles to the bubble waffles. The hot chocolate sauce was delicious. If you love ice cream then not to be missed. Hot chocolate was good too.
    Written 2 January 2024
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,015 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a sheltered small inlet bay that’s partly sandy, partly rocky , and to the east is backed by rugged hills carpeted in vivid yellow gorse. It’s interesting to look at the fisherman’s boats resting here, and the factual notice-boards, plus there’s seating to take in the sea views, and watch the seabirds perching on the rocks. There’s a coastal walk east along to the old coastguard lookout , and further if you’re more adventurous , and it’s an easy walk into the main village. There is also a caravan site backed onto the bay, so expect company.
    Written 27 April 2023
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,015 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Situated within it’s own gated enclosure just outside the Portsoy Church Hall , stands this handsome & striking war memorial. A kilted highlander soldier with head bowed , and hands clasped over an inverted rifle , stands on top of an inscribed polished granite base supported by hewn granite blocks. The statue is skilfully sculpted from grey Creetown granite, and with 109 names inscribed on the column, commemorates the local men who died in both World Wars and in Aden. It was unveiled on Remembrance Day 1923.
    Written 9 May 2023
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  • Anon
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little shop with great selection of local suppliers. Lady is so lovely and extremely helpful.
    Written 17 April 2023
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  • Sandyfroh
    Macduff, UK500 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is pretty much a smaller version of the spotty bag and full of bits and pieces. The cafe was ok and the service was efficient
    Written 16 February 2016
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