Fittie / Footdee

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Footdee - or Fittie as it is known by locals - is one of the most unique communities in the UK huddled at the end of a rewarding stroll along the beach front.

The charming mid 19th century former fishing community was designed by John Smith, the architect responsible for Balmoral Castle, and to visit them today really is like stepping back in time.

The cottages all face inwards in squares with their backs to the ocean to protect them and their inhabitants from the fierce storms, which then, as now, rage in from the sea.

Please remember that Fittie is a small residential community. Please respect the privacy of residents when you visit.

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