Food & Drink

A trip to the coast is never complete without an ice cream – and according to a Scottish newspaper recently, you’ll be spoiled for choice at the Ice Cream Shop in Cullen described as;

“This delightfully Willy Wonka-esque sweetie shop, packed ceiling to floor with gums, drops and lollipops, also produces homemade vanilla ice cream, hailed by many as Scotland’s best.”

Or … at the Portsoy Ice Cream shop with its,

“...mouthwatering display of homemade ice cream, accompanied by an equally dazzling selection of cones and ice cream toppings. Armed with the cinnamon-laden apple crumble for me, sticky toffee and malt whisky for my husband and white chocolate with popping candy for the kids, we headed very happily ...”

 And what is a holiday, if not a time to ‘eat between meals’? Our clear, fresh sea air is bound to bring out your appetite and you’ll find plenty excellent coffee shops and tea rooms from the stately grandeur of Duff House or the baronial air of Delgatie castles tea rooms to the ample portions of home made fayre at Boyndie Visitor Centre.

From pub grub to hotel dining rooms with picture windows overlooking the coast line – with the possibility of some dolphin acrobatics for entertainment - there’s plenty for the youngest appetite to the most refined palates.

If you are camping or caravanning you’ll find the larger villages all have their own village shops and the larger towns have local branches of national supermarkets. But, don’t forget to seek out the fish shops on the harbour sides – you truly can’t get any fresher!

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