Our top five...
Ever heard of a full-size lighthouse built right through the middle of a 16th Century castle? No, we thought not. But seeing is believing, so take the chance to share in the wonder of this truly unique castle, understand the lifestyle and courage of our lighthouse keepers and marvel at the sophisticated engineering that saved lives.
This is no ordinary step back in time; Maggie’s Hoosie has been lovingly restored to represent the life of the fisherwoman who lived there, and her parents and siblings before her. And when we say restored: picture earthen floors, no electricity or running water and four walls that have seen a lot of work - preparing and baiting fishing lines, curing, smoking, salting and drying fish. Don’t miss this community-led project.
Fraserburgh beach is stunning. But don’t just take our word for it: with a Green Coast Award and a Marine Conservation Society Recommendation (did we mention the dolphins?), this is one recognised, wonderful place to walk and stop and breathe in a touch of Scottish heaven.
Another worthy community-led project, the Heritage Centre showcases the rich history of the Fraserburgh area, with exhibits including artefacts and information from the lives of local Thomas Blake Glover (Japanese Industrialist) and Bill Gibb (fashion designer). Fraserburgh’s fishing heritage, railway history and the ‘Broch’ in WW1 and WW2 are also featured, making this a fascinating visit.
This beautiful community park has been lovingly created around a large pond and is home to many birds and some very delicate wild flowers. There are lots of walks of varying lengths for all abilities. The nearby Strichen Stone Circle is Fraserburgh’s very own Druid’s Temple (termed so by Samuel Johnson in 1773). It has been destroyed and rebuilt a number of times, latterly with the help of archaeologists.