Fraserburgh Travel Guide

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Fraserburgh Highlights

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    stevezero says…

     Great harbour, big boys boats, amazing beach, wind, surfing, fine buildings, lighthouse museum 

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    murdeen says…

     Cold, windy, rainy. 

  • In a nutshell
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    murdeen says…

     More than just a fishing port. 

Fraserburgh Things to Do

  • Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

    Here you can Discover the skill, dedication, science and romance of Scotland's lighthouses. the museum cantains a lot of artefacts asociated with lighthouses in Scotland, and around the world.It has the largest collection of lighthouse equipment in the UK, some of it still workingthere are also audio-visual presentationsAdmission price includes a...

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  • lighthouse museum

    the museum of scottish lighthouses consists of the first lighthouse built on mainland scotland and a purpose-built museum housing artefacts donated by the northern lighthouse board and the general public.the highlight of a visit to the museum is a guided walk to kinnaird head lighthouse, which was purchased from the Fraser family by the trustees of...

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  • If you are interested in the sea & its...

    Well this was a first for me! I love parks but never imagined one as unique as this one. Old bhoys standing in a little green space instead of blue. The bhoys have been collected from around Scotland's waters, many were used of the coast of Fife in the 1900's. I though it was a touching tribute to display these old life savers in a modern world.

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  • Gone are the tiny trawlers

    Fraserburgh's fishing history goes back a long way, the little fishing trawlers which used to search for the Silver Darlings (Herring) have now been replaced with great factory ships which could rival the beauty & cost of some cruise liners. Have a stroll around & like the seagulls wait for the next catch to come along.

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  • The Ist. Lighthouse in Scotland

    Kinnaird Head Lighthouse was originally build as Fraserburgh Castle built in 1572 by Sir Alexander Fraser 8th Laird of Philorth. Although called a "Castle" it was really just a town house & was sold to the Northern Lighthouse Board in 1786. A year later Thomas Smith converted the building into a Lighthouse. Later in 1884 Robert Stevenson radically...

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  • Visit the oldest building in Fraserburgh

    The Wine Tower dates back to the 15th. Century. The tower consists of three stories, the first one is totally dark with no windows. The name does not reflect it's purpose, it's origins have been mysteriously lost in time, one theory on the buildings past is it was a customs holding the other is more romantic and the one I prefer, it is said the...

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  • Enjoy the peace & solitude on a northern...

    Fraserburgh has five miles of golden sand with brooding sand dunes. In summer if you are lucky with the weather you can bring a picnic & catch some rays. Mostly the weather will be chilly with onshore breezes creating perfect walking & beach combing conditions. After your walk you can have a cuppa in the Beach Resaurant.

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  • The RSPB look after our feathered...

    A visit to the bird hide overlooking the Loch of Strathbeg's Tower Pool is a bird watchers paradise. Open year round & managed & maintained by the Royal Society for the preservation of birds. Watch out to see the year round residents, all sorts of sea birds, owls & hawks, but also watch for the big migration of Geese arriving to over winter here in...

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  • Spend some extra time in Crimond

    The clock on the steeple of Crimond Parish Church was donated by James Laing & was taken from his farmhouse at Haddo. A mistake was made during it's construction, adding an extra minute hence 61 minutes on the clock. The clock bears an inscription "The hour's coming" but maybe not with the extra minute it might never arrive!

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  • Take a long scenic & solitary walk

    The Buchan area is fairly unpopulated. There are many great walks to be had in total isolation. Spend time discovering the great outdoors, marvelling at natures great beauty & wide open countryside & great skys (see next pic) with nothing to intrude into the views.

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  • Fish Statue

    This fish statue in the centre of town near the Mercat Cross is highly appropriate for a town which is so involved with fishing.

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  • The Wine Tower

    The Wine Tower dating from the 16th Century is probably the oldest building in Fraserburgh.However it remains an enigma as the its true purpouse is lost in the mists of time.It has three floors although none of them are conected together and all have their own access.Today the top floor is accesable and houses giant pendants

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  • The Beach

    Fraserburgh has a best kept secret - a stunning beach.It runs from just out of town around a bay to Cairnbulg, a distnace of some 5 miles (8km)The sand is fine, its surrounded by tall dunes, and you often glimpse the coming and goings of the boats from the nearby harbour. It is also very quite even in the summer.Ok you say there must be a downside...

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  • The Harbour

    There are usually quite a few really large fishing boats to be seen around the harbour. If you are into boats it is a pleasant walk and a great opportunity to get some good photos.If boats don't do it for you then it is still a good place to come for views of the historic townWe have also seen grey seals in the harbour, but don't know if this is...

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  • Scottish Lighthouse Museum

    The Scottish Lighthouse Museum is located in Fraserburgh and gives a nice view at the designs and progress of the lighthouses over the years. 5 generations of the Stevenson family became engineers who designed and built lighthouses, among other things. The only son not to, Robert Louis Stevenson, hated engineering and went on to write such famous...

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Fraserburgh Restaurants

  • Original and best

    Not a restaurant, just a wee shop that still makes it's own ice cream. Now I've tasted many and most are mmm nice, but this local secret is mmmmmmmmmmm very nice and also very original, I've never tasted anything similar...anywhere....ever.

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  • Self Service with a twist

    The visitor centre was open & advertised hot drinks on the board outside. Being a freezing day with a wicked wind chill we ventured inside to find it deserted but you can still have a coffee, tea or hot chocolate just remember to make it yourself & leave 70p in the box provided. I just love old fashioned honesty.

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  • Fish 'n' Chips

    Fish 'n' Things is a family owned Fish & Chip Shop mixing the traditional chippy menu with a wide selection of more contemporary 'fast foods'. Choices range from fresh locally caught haddocks, pies & puddings through to burgers, pizzas & baked potatoes.Why not try Des's special 'yellow fish in batter' or his 'herring oaties'. They make a really...

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Fraserburgh Nightlife

  • Dancing from midnight

    The only real nightclub in "the Broch". Over 18's only (Bring ID if you look younger).Open Fridays and Saturdays from midnight till 3am. £5 entry fee.A free bus takes you there from the Elizabethan and the Ship/Galleon on Saturdays. I've worked here for over 10 years (so if you visit ask for me "Murdeen" and say hello).Because you are not allowed...

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  • Always be ready to catch the sunsets

    After an interesting road trip touring around the Coastal Routes keep your camera handy as dusk approaches. Stunning colours paint the open skys turning fading sunshine into fire.

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Fraserburgh Local Customs

  • Running the Gauntlet

    On an extremely windy day, venture down to the breakwater and instead of oooing and aaaing as the waves crash over, sometimes up to 100 ft, try running, with friends, towards the lighthouse/beacon at the end and back and the winner is whoever is the driest!

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  • Fraserburgh has many Churches

    On our last visit to Fraserburgh we hoped to go up to the top of the lighthouse to take some pictures of the town itself. Unfortunately it was closing on our arrival, so only managed to capture one church spire from the harbour. For such a little town, Fraserburgh has a lot of Churches.

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  • See who protect the mariners

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution usually known as RNLI have been saving lives at sea around Fraserburgh for 200 years. All crew members are volunteers who are always ready to launch their lifeboat when anyone is in trouble at sea. Donations for their work are always appreciated or buy online from their shop www.rnli.org.uk/shop

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Fraserburgh What to Pack

  • Be prepared or be soaked

    Hotels in Fraserburgh don't have lifts. You need to be able to carry your bags up at least 1 flight of stairs yourself. Never forget to pack a waterproof coat with a hood. A brolly isn't much use as it can be really windy. Good range of chemists in Fraserburgh so you can always buy anything you forget. A camera is a must. Plenty of beautiful...

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  • Wrap up warm regardless of Season

    Waterproof & windproof clothing essential. Wellington boots if you are going pond dipping. Layered clothing especially in summer - you can always add or take away A good zoom is essential as are binoculars

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Fraserburgh Sports & Outdoors

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    by stevezero Written Dec 20, 2004

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    Good surfing available from beach at Fraserburgh. Good waves usually abundant

    Equipment: Err, a borrd and don't forget your wetsuit unless you want to die of hyperthermia

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