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Cullen homes a mix of brightly coloured cottages built gable end to the sea. The shimmering golden sands of Cullen beach are where the bathing waters are recognised as being of the highest standard in Europe!
The beach also offers up a fantastic photo opportunity at the quirky Three Kings rock stack – said to mark the graves of three Norse kings who died following a bloody battle. The old Cullen railway is now a fantastic walking and cycling route offering a panorama of Cullen Bay.
Cullen is also home to charming shops and cafes. It’s here, of course, that the world-famous soup, Cullen Skink, was created! The delicacy now appears on menus all over the globe, but the original and the best is still found in its spiritual home – no one should leave without trying it.
Cullen Auld Kirk is also is a must-see for history buffs. Believe it or not, the organs of Robert The Bruce’s wife are interred here and an annual stipend continues to be paid to the minister of the kirk to pray for her soul.
And if you’re a fan of golf, Cullen Golf Club claims to have one of the most remarkable sites for a course in Europe. The outward nine are situated along the cliffs, with the back nine playing at beach level. It has been described in ‘Golf Monthly’ as “a course like no other… the epitome of quirky”.