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of the Banffshire Coast has been determined through the centuries
by its proximity to the sea. Generations of people have relied
on harvesting the bounties of the sea and fertile alluvial land
for their survival and prosperity. Archaeological relics of their
past continue to be found up and down the coast.
The area has a rich geological heritage dating back approximately
350 million years to the Devonian period when it lay submerged
by Lake Orcadia.
Here are some interesting facts about Banffshire:
Fraserburgh, 40 miles north of Aberdeen is also one of
Europe's largest whitefish ports.
Count Dracula's creator, Bram Stoker often went on holidays
in Cruden Bay and cited Banffshire's Slains Castle as the inspiration
for the vampire's famous home in Transylvania. Early versions
of the novel even have Dracula landing at Cruden Bay after a shipwreck,
rather than Whitby in Yorkshire where later versions of the novel
say the Count was washed up.
Banffshire village of Crovie is perched on so narrow a cliffside
shelf that driving is literally impossible. Instead, residents
leave their cars at the south end of the village and walk to their
houses along the very narrow footpath.
Cullen Skink, (Skink being the Gaelic word for 'essence')
is a delicious smoked haddock, potato and onion soup named after
the Banffshire town of Cullen.
Captain WE Johns, who wrote more than 15 of the Biggles
books while living on the Ballindalloch Castle estate in Banffshire
thanks to his creator.
Glenfiddich (The world's best-selling single malt whisky)
is the only Scotch whisky to use a single source of natural spring
water from Banffshire's Robbie Dhu springs.
The Banffshire town Pennan was the location for the fictional
town of Furness in the 1983 film Local Hero, and the film's key
prop (a red telephone box). It was only a prop, but due to popular
demand a phone box has since been installed on the site and is
now one of Banffshire's most popular tourist attractions.
Known as 'Scotch' or 'Smoky' Topaz, the semi-precious stone
found in Banffshire's Cairngorm mountains has been used to decorate
traditional Scottish weaponry and sporrans throughout history.
Also popular in modern jewellery design too.
Here are just some places to visit in and around Banffshire:
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HERITAGE CENTRE LTD
7 Cluny Place Buckie Banffshire AB56 1HB
ADVENTURE CENTRE Lochpark Keith
Banffshire AB55 5JX
Ten Pin Bowling
Old Gamrie Road Macduff Industrial Estate
Macduff Banffshire AB44 1GD
Fife Street Dufftown Keith Banffshire
Main Street Tomintoul Ballindalloch
Banffshire AB37 9EX
Strathisla Distillery Seafield Avenue
Keith Banffshire AB55 5BS
Hendry Terrace Buckie
Banffshire AB56 1NS
2 Low Street Buckie
Banffshire AB56 1UX