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Fraserburgh Area

VisitScotlandAlisonVisitScotlandAlison Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
We will have a couple of days to explore Aberdeenshire's north east at the end of this month, staying overnight near Fraserburgh.  Suggestions please,  for interesting stops on the way from Aboyne to the Broch and then down the coast? 

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  • VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
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    Hi @VisitScotlandAlison !

    You will travelling through the heart of rural Aberdeenshire with some of the most beautiful country landscapes in Scotland and there are so many things to see and do along the way!  

    Craigievar Castle is one of my favorite castles to visit in Aberdeenshire and lies just north of Aboyne.  The history of the castle is fascinating and the building itself is pink, although be sure to book a guided  tour before you go as this is the only way of getting to see the amazing artwork and incredible rooms inside the castle! Outside, there is a small woodland glen which is especially beautiful in May when the bluebells are at their best.  There are plenty of other castles to visit on your way north - Castle Fraser, Fyvie Castle and Tolquhon Castle to name just a few...all of which have their own myths and legends to tell.   If you fancy a walk,  Dunnideer Hill near Insch is a short but steep walk up to the ancient ruins of the old Dunnideer Castle and the view looking over the Aberdeenshire countryside is spectacular!  Glen Gairoch Distillery is also worth a visit.  Check out this section of our website for some more ideas and inspiration....there are so many fantastic things to see and do in this region!  I'm sure you will have a wonderful holiday!!  :)

  • ParsmanParsman Member ✭✭✭
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    Also in Fraserburgh, on the same car park as the Lighthouse Museum, is the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre which is a great attraction. It serves to commemorate Thomas Blake Glover, the Scottish Samurai, who was born in the town but whose birth-place was destroyed by German bombs in WW2.


  • VisitScotlandAlisonVisitScotlandAlison Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Thank you everyone for your helpful hints.  Hope we get the weather we are having in Arbroath today!  B)
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