Fraserburgh & Peterhead
Situated on the rugged North East coast of Scotland, Fraserburgh is the largest shellfish port in Europe. Peterhead is the most easterly town in mainland Scotland and is again a famous fishing port.
Fraserburgh & Peterhead Self Catering Cottages
Plenty to Explore
Fraserburgh has many attractions including endless sandy beaches, shopping, excellent restaurants and cafes and a variety of sports to offer visitors including golf, diving, surfing, fishing and shooting.
You can also visit the 16th century Fraserburgh Castle, the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, the Heritage Centre, the Loch of Strathbeg RSPB Nature Reserve, a Seashore Centre, Maggie's Hoosie (a traditional fishwife's cottage 4 miles east of the town) and a working model of a meal mill. The area is teeming with wildlife and has many walks making it a nature lovers' paradise!
There are many picturesque fishing villages along the coast west of Fraserburgh including Pennan, Gardenstown, Crovie and Portsoy. Macduff and Banff are popular seaside resorts and attractions include Duff House, designed by William Adam in the 18th century (and which now houses an art gallery with an extensive collection of Scottish art), and the Macduff Marine Aquarium. Spey Bay, west of Buckie, has a wildlife centre focusing on the Moray Firth dolphins.
Further south of Fraserburgh, Peterhead used to be a thriving fishing town prior to EU fishing restrictions and now relies on tourism and the oil industry. It is well known for its red granite and has an award winning beach. Places to visit include the Peterhead Maritime Heritage, the Arbuthnot Museum and the Ugie Salmon Fish House. Nine miles inland west of Mintlaw are the 230-acre Aden Country Park and the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum. Visitors can also enjoy sailing, various water sports and golf.