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Pennan Area

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The Pennnan Area is situated on the Moray / Aberdeenshire Coast, 44 miles northwest of Aberdeen, 11 miles west of Fraserburgh, 84 miles east of Inverness.

This is the most rugged part of the Coast between Aberdeen and Inverness, with scenic little Villages, small secluded Beaches, and a Nature Reserve.

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The image top is of Auchmedden Church sitting high above Pennan Village, opened in 1884.

The second image is of Pennan Village, built from the 1700s as a Fishing Village.

Pennan became famous in the 1980s as the main location for the Film named Local Hero, about an American company trying to take over the Village so they could build and Oil Refinery in its place.

The Pennan Inn offers Rooms and Dining.

Mill of Nether Mill is about 1 mile west of Pennan for Self Catering Holidays.

Millshore Pottery is at Nether Mill, and a secluded Beach with Picnic Area that can be visited.

Just past Mill of Nether Mill is the road up to a Car Park for Cullykhan Beach. A secluded Sandy Beach, also with Clifftop Walks to an Old Fort and Hell's Lum Sea Cave.

Troup Head Nature Reserve is along the Coast, about a 1 mile drive west from Cullykhan Beach before you turn on to the minor road to the Reserve. This Minor Road, about 1 mile up to the Reserve, leads up through Northfield Farm to a Viewpoint where you can view Birds nesting on the Cliffs, mainly Gannets. Walk Information & Images.

Crovie is another small Village in the area, about 2 miles west, that has to be seen to be believed, with Houses only a few feet from the Sea during a High Tide, so close there is only room for a Walking Path much of the way along the Village front.

Royal Tarlair Golf Club, on the east side of Macduff, is a great place to get views east along this Coast. There is also an Open Air Pool by the Golf Club that may be re-opening soon.


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