Fordyce

Moray


This impossibly picturesque village lies about 3 miles southwest of Portsoy. The main attractions are the 13th-century St Tarquin's Church, with its extraordinary canopied Gothic tombs, and the impressive 16th-century tower house of Fordyce Castle (not open to the public). The nearby Joiner's Workshop has a collection of traditional woodworking tools and machinery, and stages woodwork demonstrations by a master joiner.


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1. Joiner’s Workshop

0.04 MILES

Fordyce Joiner’s Workshop has a collection of traditional woodworking tools and machinery, and stages woodwork demonstrations by a master joiner.

2. Portsoy Salmon Bothy

2.74 MILES

Built in 1834 as a workshop, icehouse and storage space for nets and equipment, the bothy now houses a museum that records the history of salmon fishing…

3. Banff Museum

8.28 MILES

The local museum covers wildlife, geology and history, and Banff silver – from the late 17th century until the 1880s the town supported two dozen…

4. Duff House

8.4 MILES

One of Scotland's underappreciated treasures, Duff House is home to an art gallery with a superb collection of Scottish and European art, including…

5. Macduff Marine Aquarium

9.47 MILES

The centrepiece of Macduff's aquarium is a 400,000L open-air tank, complete with kelp-coated reef and wave machine. Marine oddities on view include the…

6. Scottish Dolphin Centre

12.9 MILES

Based in a historic icehouse that used to store ice for preserving local salmon catches, this wildlife centre is one of the best land-based dolphin…

7. Huntly Castle

14.39 MILES

Castle St (beside the Huntly Hotel) runs north from the town square to an arched gateway and tree-lined avenue that leads to 16th-century Huntly Castle,…

8. Fyvie Castle

19.99 MILES

Though a magnificent example of Scottish Baronial architecture, Fyvie Castle is probably more famous for its ghosts, including a phantom trumpeter and the…