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Cullen seatown and viaduct 2005

Cullen seatown and viaduct 2005

anley Bruce (Bard of Banff)

The village of Cullen was established around 1189 beside Cullen House and the first known church was built in 1236, this church still stands and is the finest mediaeval church in Banffshire.  

During the herring boom the seatown was built and the residents moved from the old town at the same time the harbour was developed (around 1819 – 1820).   The now unused railway viaduct towers above the seatown and from the top spectacular views can be had.   You can often see dolphins jumping in the bay.   A fish soup made from smoked haddock potatoes and onions called ‘Cullen Skink’ is the town’s claim to fame.  There is a nice walk heading west along the beach and golf course and onwards along the cliffs and caves to Portnockie.

Cullen is a quiet peaceful place with very little nightlife other than a couple of pubs, so don’t go there if you want to live it up.   There is a good little ice cream shop on the main street ( Seafield Street ) one of Scotland ’s finest for home made ice cream.


February 11, 2007 change by bardofthebroch (2 points)

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