The Findhorn Village Icehouse and Heritage Centre are fantastic places to explore when staying with Carden Cottages.
Both the Icehouse and the Heritage Centre allow visitors to delve into the history of the area, delivering information about the salmon fishing industry in the Moray area and revealing the secrets of the Sands of Findhorn.
When I first visited these sites I didn’t know what to expect – but I was truly blown away by the vast amount of historic information that was on display, as well as the fantastic knowledge that the volunteers had!
The Icehouse contains fascinating underground chambers that were built to store ice for packing salmon on route to London. You can explore the almost 150 year old chambers and admire displays that teach you about different aspects of the local salmon fishing industry.
While exploring these intriguing underground arched chambers, you can learn about the history of ice houses, the life cycle of the Atlantic salmon, salmon net fishing across the Moray coast and a fisherman’s life in the bothies.
In the Heritage Centre you can learn the secrets of the Sands of Findhorn and enjoy hearing stories of the village all through history from knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. With albums of historic photographs and texts on village history showcasing information covering all the way back to the earliest residents of Findhorn and the Bronze Age, this is the perfect place to go if you are interested in local history.
The Centre and Icehouse make learning about the history of Findhorn and its fishing industry interesting and exciting. This is mainly down to the work of the fantastic volunteers who gathered all the information together and do a wonderful job of greeting everyone and answering any questions you have.
The Findhorn Village Heritage Trust Centre and Icehouse are open from 2pm to 5pm daily in June, July and August. They are open on Saturdays and Sundays only during May and September. Entry is free, but a donation can be given to help support the facilities and the volunteers.
Findhorn is only just over a 15 minute drive from your stay at Carden Cottages, making it a must visit during your holiday.