Peterhead Town Trail

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The Muckle Kirk, Erroll Street, Peterhead, AB42 1PU

Smugglers, secret passages, heroes, poets, influential ladies, a deposed King, ghosts, war, witchcraft, murder, rebellion and piracy – a fine day out in Peterhead. Put on your walking shoes and explore 500 years of history, stories and scurrilous gossip in Aberdeenshire's biggest town. We know where the bodies are buried!


Who was that strange man, dressed as a scruffy sailor, lurking around Port Henry Pier just before Christmas 1715? How did a U Boat captain flush his career away off the Peterhead coast in 1945? And what caused the fire that destroyed the town's original tollbooth? There's lots to explore, and with a short loop and a longer seaside walk, you can go at your own pace or dip in and out. There are 21 story boards, and leaflets can either be downloaded from the website or picked up at local outlets.


The town's Crackpot Historians also run a regular programme of themed walks around the trail, sometimes in the company of our Jacobite Baron Bailie Arbuthnot. Well behaved dogs welcome (providing they bring equally well behaved owners). Follow us on Twitter @PhdTownTrail. And the best bit is......IT'S ALL FREE!!!!

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