Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, based in the bustling fishing port of Fraserburgh on the North East corner of Aberdeenshire, consists of the first lighthouse built on mainland Scotland and a purpose-built museum. The highlight of a visit is a 45-minute guided tour to Kinnaird Head lighthouse. They are open all year round.
The award winning Museum of Scottish Lighthouses building contains several galleries housing an incredible nationally recognised collection of glass lenses, lighting technology and social history artefacts covering the lives of the men and families who guarded Scotland’s coastline for over two hundred years. There are audio-visual displays and interactive exhibits. The Museum runs regular events, exhibitions and open days.
Relax in Stevensons’ Café with windows looking out onto the entrance of the Moray Firth. Whales, dolphins and all sorts of bird life can be seen travelling past while you sit and enjoy the view. The museum shop offers a wide range of gifts, books, toys and lighthouse memorabilia with a price range to suit every pocket.
Address: Kinnaird head, Stevenson Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. AB43 9DU
Phone: 01346 511022
Alford Heritage Centre & Museum
A wonderful collection of items from long ago and not so long ago, with relevance to the local area. Only £5 entry. A community facility run by volunteers. Also Farmers' Market - check the website for details.
Address: Mart Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire. AB33 8BZ
Phone: 019755 62906
Grampian Transport Museum
The museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future. Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands on and even ride on! The exhibits are updated every year during the closed season, providing a wide range of new and exciting things to see each year.
Visit the museum and stop off at the Travellers Rest Tea Room for a cup of tea or coffee and a bite to eat.
Throughout the year the museum has an extensive outdoor events programme, with such events taking place as Alford Speedfest, Grampian Motorcycle Convention, Family Fun Days and CycleFest. Take a look at their events pages for upcoming events.
Address: Montgarrie Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire. AB33 8AE
Phone: 019755 62292
Alford Valley Railway
Scotland's first 2 foot narrow gauge railway, running a service every 40 minutes from Alford to Haughton Park. A real treat for little kids and adult kids. Runs July and August and at weekends in September. Check the website for details.
Address: Haughton Park, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
Phone: 07879 293934
A treasure-trove of antiques, furniture and home furnishings.
Address: Main Street, Sauchen, Aberdeenshire. AB51 7JP
Phone: 07889 641264