History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Glorious white sandy beaches stretch away from the harbour to the north and west, along the curve of Cullen Bay. The coastline is dotted with wonderful rock formations, many boasting intriguing names like Bow Fiddle, Boar Crag, and the Three Kings. The sands are traditionally said to 'sing', though a strong imagination helps.
Much of modern Cullen is the result of a careful Victorian plan to replace the jumble of the old royal burgh with a regular street layout. The 'new' Cullen was made necessary when the owners of Cullen House decided to renovate the house and wanted to use the old village for their parkland.
Cullen House was once the home of the Ogilvies, whose ruined castle of Findlater clings to the cliffs a few miles to the east. The house dates to 1543, with early 18th century additions.
The most interesting historic building in the village is Cullen Old Kirk, an 11th-century church boasting some extremely fine funeral monuments. Further east along the coast are a pair of promontory forts at Green Castle and Crathie Point.
Address: Cullen, Moray, Scotland
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the A98, six miles west of Portsoy
Photo Credit: Alan Hodgson, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Cullen Old Kirk - 0.5 miles (Historic Church)
Findlater Castle - 1.8 miles (Castle)
Green Castle - 2.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Crathie Point Promontory Fort - 2.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Deskford Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church)
Fordyce Joiner's Workshop - 3 miles (Museum)
Cowiemuir Cairn - 9.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Banff Museum - 10.9 miles (Museum)
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