Crovie

Get away from the stresses and strains of city life and take a step back in time in Crovie

Crovie

Get away from the stresses and strains of city life and take a step back in time in Crovie. You will find no shops, no phone signal and – incredibly – no roads. A very different experience to that of the city of Aberdeen!

It’s a village with a collection of houses appearing to almost emerge from the crisp North Sea, sandwiched between water and cliffs. Access to Crovie is by a very steep hill and can you believe that locals have to transport their shopping by wheelbarrow from a car park at the top of the cliff? Amazing!

There’s nowhere else on earth quite like this enchanting village – it truly is a spellbinding place. As well as being the best preserved fishing village in Europe, it also has the distinction of having the narrowest space between shore and cliff of any Scottish village.

You will find holiday homes and self-catering accommodation here. Keep an eye open for the unusual house numbering system of brightly painted pebbles and maritime ‘art installations’.

Just to the east of Crovie is the RSPB reserve at Troup Head, where thousands of birds swoop to and from their nests on the red cliffs. Make a point of stopping off at Cullykhan Bay – a sandy cove near the remains of Fort Fiddes as well as Hell’s Lum where sea spray escapes from a cave cut into the cliff like smoke from a chimney!

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