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Visitor Attractions

As well as miles of beautiful beaches, exciting nature reserves and places for watching wildlife, East Grampian coast is home to a range of visitor attractions – many of which are indoors – perfect for a rainy day!

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh
An award-winning attraction which tells the story of lighthouse keeping through the ages and offers tours around the oldest lighthouse on mainland Scotland.


The community run Fraserburgh Heritage Centre is a family friendly attraction with lots of hands-on exhibits and things to do.

Maggie’s Hoosie, Cairnbulg
This well preserved fishing cottage allows you to step back in time and see how fishing communities lived in the past.
Open 2-4pm Monday toThursday fromApril to September.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of Aberdeen’s long relationship with the sea through interesting displays and videos.
This fun science centre is packed full of hands-on exhibits for children and adults alike.

Transition Extreme, Aberdeen
This is an indoor adventure centre with lots of activities. You can go climbing or test your skills at the skatepark. Fun for all ages!

Condona’s amusement park is a fun place for all the family. Activities range from dodgems to roller-coasters to crazy golf.

A community run museum with displays of local history and fishing. The building is the oldest in Stonehaven and once served as a courthouse and prison.


Stonehaven Open Air Pool
An Olympic-sized heated open air seawater pool… fun for all the family!


Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven
Explore the ruins, marvel at the stunning setting and discover the history of Dunnottar Castle.

Exhibition celebrating the life and works of James Leslie Mitchell, better known by his pen name of Lewis Grassic Gibbon, a novelist of the local area.

A community run visitor centre with a restored water-powered mill. Visitors can enjoy displays in the visitors centre as well as lovely walks around the grounds.


We have included accessibility information on properties participating in the Scottish Touirst Board's voluntary accessibility scheme. Symbols are explained on the diagram below; you can learn more about the scheme here.

Disabled Go is an excellent resouce for people with mobility impairments. It covers many buildings which are open to the public, providing details of accessiblity throughout the building.

Know of a local coastal attraction which is not listed? Contact us and let us know!


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