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Peterhead, sea view
Peterhead Beach
Peterhead, sunset

Peterhead

Peterhead lies in the north-east of Scotland, about 30 miles north of Aberdeen and narrowly beats neighbouring Boddam to being the most easterly point of Scotland. One of Europe's busiest fishing ports, Peterhead features in the science-fiction novel 'A Journey to the Centre of the Earth' by Jules Verne, in which he describes the Valkyrie sailing "not too far off the coast of Scotland, somewhere near what Danish sailors call Peterhead..." Another literary claim to fame is Slain's Castle, just South of Peterhead, where Bram Stoker found inspiration for his evil vampire Dracula.

Loch of Strathbeg, the RSPB Reserve is to the north, provides a winter home for swans and wild geese in their thousands. There have also been sightings of killer whales off the shores of Peterhead, even though it was thought that the orca's community was exclusive to the west coast of Scotland.

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WATERSIDE HOTEL

*3 Crown *Indoor Pool *Car Park *Gym *Sauna
Situated alongside the banks of the River Ugle, this charming hotel is ideally placed at the North East corner of Scotland, where the North Sea meets the Grampian Highlands with Peterhead's beaches and fishing harbour nearby.

Things to do in & around Peterhead

Admiral Gateway
Peterhead Prison Museum
Peterhead Fishing Harbour
Aberdeen Air Tours
Peterhead Town Trail
Misty Boat Trips
Hatton Mill
Slain's Castle
Buller's of Buchan
Brewdog Dogtap

More places to enjoy nearby

Aberdeen Maritime Museum
The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Duthie Park Winter Gardens
Balmedie Beach
Footdee (Fittie)
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Macduff Marine Aquarium
Hazlehead Park
Glen Garioch Distillery
St Machar's Cathedral