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Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh, or ‘the Broch’ as it is locally known, is situated at the northern limits of the East Grampian coastline.

As well as being a busy fishing port which lands over 12,000 tonnes of shellfish each year, Fraserburgh is home to the oldest lighthouse in Scotland and the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses located at Kinnaird Head.

Kinnaird Head also offers a spectacular viewpoint for scenery and wildlife. Dolphins and whales can often be spotted here, close to the deep waters of the near-by Southern Trench. Birds come very close to the shore in order to reduce the distance they need to travel.

Immediately to the east of the town is one of the best beaches in Scotland: Fraserburgh Bay. It has miles of golden sand and a seashore centre run by Aberdeenshire Rangers Service. The waves here are popular with surfers and Fraserburgh featured as a host in the UK Pro Surf Tour 2010.

Three miles east along the coast is Waters of Philorth Local Nature Reserve (LNR). This scenic area is lovely for a walk in the sand dunes. There are great views to Fraserburgh across the bay and the river is a great place to watch for kingfisher.

Things to see and do
  • Learn about life as a lighthouse keeper and marvel at the oldest lighthouse on mainland Scotland at the award winning Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
  • Admire the views and watch for dolphins at Kinnaird Head
  • Walk, surf or relax at the beautiful golden beaches of Fraserburgh Bay
  • Discover almost half a century of history at the community-run Fraserburgh Heritage Centre
  • Take home fresh fish direct from small factory shops at Fraserburgh Harbour
  • Enjoy the scenery and keep an eye out for kingfishers at Waters of Philorth LNR
 
For detailed listings and even more things to see and do in Fraserburgh, see
 
 

 Walks 

Fraserburgh Bay and Waters of Philorth  (6.5km/4 miles)

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