For an active holiday, short break or business visit, Fraserburgh has it all to offer. Discover the endless golden sandy beaches, step back in time at the Fraserburgh Heritage centre or play on the Fraserburgh links golf course. From cycling and walking to shopping and a range of water sports Fraserburgh offers so much to see and do.
The growth of the herring fishing industry in the 19th century put Fraserburgh firmly on the map. The development of the harbour allowed more than 1000 drifters to land their fish each season in the busiest years between 1870 and 1900. At this time the industry employed 16,000 people including gutters, coopers and curers. The fishing season ran from July to September when the whole town worked on the curing and barrelling. The coming of the railway in 1865 enabled catches to be sent all over the world with fish destined for Jamaica and America as well as Russia and Europe. Today the herring industry has declined somewhat but Fraserburgh continues to be a major white-fish port and a busy commercial harbour.
|Fraserburgh Heritage Centre||1 Mile|
|Museum of Scottish Lighthouses||1 Mile|
|Fraserburgh Golf Club||1 Mile|
|Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre||1/2 Mile|
|Pitsligo Castle||4 Mile|
|Strichen Park||8 Mile|
|Strathbeg Bird Sanctuary||8 Mile|
|Fyvie Castle||28 Mile|