The nearest shop/supermarket to Cortes House is the Tesco in Fraserburgh that is open daily. Mon-Sat 6-12am, Sun 8am-8pm. South Harbour Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9TA. Tel: 0845 677 9281
There is a post office in Fraserburgh that is open all day Monday to Saturday. Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun closed. 6-12 Mid St, Fraserburgh, AB43 9AJ. Tel: 013465 18212. Street parking available.
The nearest petrol station is Barbours Shell Garage in Fraserburgh. 45 Cross St, Fraserburgh AB43 9EL. Tel: 01346 511222
Places to Visit
Aden Country Park - Explore the unique story of farming and life on a country estate in northeast Scotland over the past 200 years.
Pitmedden Gardens - glorious formal gardens dating back to 1675.
Pennan - a picturesque village nestling at the foot of steep cliffs. The film Local Hero was filmed there in 1983. Bizarre fact - the telephone box used in the film is now a historic monument!
Banff (20 miles away) - famous as the best-preserved 17th/18th century town in Scotland.
Whisky Trail - We are about half an hour away from the famous whisky trail. The nearest distilleries are the Strathisla at Keith or the world famous Glenfiddich at Duff town. In total there are seventy distilleries to discover. All information can be found at www.maltwhiskytrail.com
Castle Trail - The castle trail in Aberdeenshire brings together 13 of the world's most unique castles. There is a clearly signposted tourist trail that will take you from castle to castle, taking in the romance of Craigevar to the grandeur of Kildrummy Castle. More details are on our things to do page or www.castlesandwhisky.com/scottish-castles.htm
Places to Eat
The Tufted Duck - Corsekelly Place, St Combs, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 8ZS. Tel: 01346 582481 or visit www.tuftedduckhotel.co.uk
The Inn at Heath Hill - Memsie, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 7BQ. Tel: 01346 541492 or visit www.theinnatheathhill.com
The Lodge - Strichen Community Park, Fraserburgh Strichen AB43 6TN. Tel:01771 637029 or visit www.strichenpark.co.uk
Casa Salvatore - 41 Station Rd, Ellon AB41 9AR. Tel: 01358 722737 or visit www.casasalvatore.co.uk
Fife Lodge Hotel - Sandyhill Road, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 1BE. Tel: 01261 812436 or visit www.fifelodgehotel.com
Palace Hotel - Prince St, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1PL. Tel: 01779 474821 or visit www.palacehotel.co.uk
Pennan Inn - Pennan, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 6JB. Tel: 01346 561201 or visit www.thepennaninn.co.uk
Buchan Braes Hotel - Boddam, Peterhead AB42 3AR. Tel: 01779 871471 or visit www.buchanbraes.co.uk
Buses: Cortes has a regular bus service into Fraserburgh and Peterhead the 2 local towns and a main bus service runs from Fraserburgh to Aberdeen and along the coast.
Taxi/MiniCab: There are a number of taxi companies operating in the area: Alba Cabs - 01346 511526
JR's Taxi - 01346 518181
Percy's Taxis - 01346 516834
Westshore Taxis - 01346 511115
Grampian Taxis - 01346 512222
Allys Taxis - 01346 518888
Nobles Taxis - 07814 461693