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Buchan Ness Lighthouse

Things to do

The Bullers of Buchan
A spectacular archway in the sea just off the coast. (Please note this is a rugged footpath and very close to cliff edges. Great care must be taken at all times especially for children and pets.)

Slains Castle
Reputed to be the place where Bram Stoker conceived the idea for his infamous creation Dracula, this ruined castle is perched on the clifftops and has an eerie atmosphere. Its position on the cliffs also makes it a place that you must take great care when visiting.

Sea Angling/Boat Trips –
We offer Sea angling trips also boat trips around Buchaness Lighthouse at the most Easterly point in Scotland and continue south along our pink Granit cliffs taking in all the beautiful shores, coves, caves and cliff stacks of which support a wide variety of sea birds including Puffins, Gullimuts, Razorbills, Cormorants, Shags, Kittiwakes, Herring Gulls, Black Backed Gulls, Fulmars, Terns, Eider Ducks, Oystercatchers, Heron & Gannets can be seen diving into the sea.

Coastal Trail
Planned to be linked to Nortrail, a footpath around the coastline, it links all the local coastal areas, and walkers can appreciate the wild life, including seabirds, dolphins, seals, spectacular rock scenery, and secluded coastal villages.

Banff and Buchan –
Banff and Buchan are the northermost parts of Aberdeenshire. This section covers the Aberdeenshire coast from the Moray border right around the Aberdeenshire coast as far south as Cruden Bay.

Peterhead –
The largest white fish port in Europe is an interesting harbour where oil industry and fishing boats mingle, also a yacht marina and bay with waterskiing and water sports, and a museum which contains lots of whaling memorabilia and local information. Peterhead golf course, among the dunes, and across the links, is a classic example of Scottish seaside golf at its best and toughest. Founded in 1841, it is one of the oldest clubs in Britain

Peterhead Golf Club –
Peterhead Golf Club was established in 1841. The ‘Old Course’ layout began as a 9 hole course in 1892, designed by Willie Park Jnr a dual winner of the Open Championship. The ‘Old Course’ was extended to 18 holes in 1908 and a second 18 hole course ‘The New Course’ was established in 1923, however today it exists as a 9 hole course.

Cruden Bay –
A fishing village with a small harbour and salmon fishing boats. Lovely walks from the old village, across the bridge, and along a few miles of sandy beach, with dunes bordering on the golf club. Cruden Bay golf club is rated 52nd in the world, it is truly a championship golf course, in a spectacular links setting. The 9 hole course is said to be the most challenging in Scotland.

Situated on the Ythan estuary – one of the largest salt water estuaries in Europe – Also a Nature reserve – Great for bird watching, river fishing/ angling, and golf – The golf course at Newburgh is the epitome of the typical Scottish links course, and is noted for the quality of its greens, its playability, regardless of the weather, and its magnificent setting.

Whisky and Castle Trails
Both distilleries and castles are easily accessible from here, and Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s summer residence, and Royal Deeside, are only around 2 hours drive away.

Golf Trail
Within 20 mins. many only 10 mins, drive from Buchan Ness lighthouse, there are 9 courses, covering links, heath, and parkland. Within Aberdeenshire there are 70 courses. The area has an amazing selection of courses, ranging from championship links courses like Cruden Bay, to new clubs like Longside, so whatever your handicap, there is something to suit.