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Located on the Moray Firth coast in Aberdeenshire, both Portsoy and Whitehills offer ideal coastal stays.

The wider area offers plenty to see, do and explore, from history and heritage to adventure sports and nature.

Local Area

There is plenty to enjoy in Portsoy, Whitehills and across the nearby Aberdeenshire and Moray areas.

Relax and enjoy the outdoors, from walking to cycling, to fishing in the many surrounding rivers, including the River Deveron.

Walking in Aberdeenshire. Credit - Visit Aberdeenshire
Walking in Aberdeenshire. Credit - Visit Aberdeenshire

For the more adventurous, surfing is available at Banff Links and also at Sandend Beach, whilst Cullen Sea School offers kayaking, paddleboarding and other watersports activities.

Credit - Allan Robertson
Credit - Allan Robertson

Keen golfers will find a variety of golf courses nearby, including Cullen Links Golf Club, Duff House Royal Golf Club in Banff and Royal Tarlair Golf Course in Macduff.  Myrus Driving Range in Macduff provides a further opportunity to brush up on those golf skills.

History and heritage can be found in abundance. Visit historic castles and houses, including Duff House in Banff, a Georgian estate house, now a category A building and part of the National Galleries of Scotland, which houses a variety of art collections.  

Walking in Aberdeenshire. Credit - Visit Aberdeenshire
Credit - Allan Robertson

Enjoy the nearby Speyside Whisky Trail, with many distilleries within easy reach, including nearby Glenglassaugh Distillery, just outside Portsoy.


Be inspired and take a drive along the North East 250.  This circular driving route, which runs through Aberdeenshire and Moray Speyside, mixes countryside and coast, picturesque towns and villages and the Cairngorms, the UK’s largest National Park.

Local showcase events include The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival and Folk at the Salmon Bothy’s Haal folk music festival in Portsoy, Cornhill Highland Games and Turriff Show, as well as number of smaller festivals and events throughout the year.

For more inspiration and ideas for things to do, see Visit Aberdeenshire or Visit Moray Speyside 

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