This is a walking tour around Peterhead, Aberdeenshire’s biggest town – Visit Peterhead and highlights over four hundred years of history, stories, events, local scandals, gossip and sensations.
This is a walking tour around Peterhead – Aberdeenshire’s biggest town – and highlights over four hundred years of history, stories, events, local scandals, gossip and sensations.
Smugglers, Jacobites, secret passages, heroes, poets, unexpected Royalty, influential ladies, ghosts, war, witchcraft, murder, armed rebellion and piracy – a fine day out in Peterhead.
Put on your walking shoes and let the story begin….
From the haunting tale of Auld Harry in the harbour, to witch trials, and the dubious business activities of Bailie Alexander Elles – explore the town, and over 500 years of scurrilous gossip.
Which mysterious monarch turned up just before Christmas 1715? Meet Fisher Jessie, and see the gift that William of Prussia sent to the people of Peterhead.
Find out how a loving Aunt’s legacy caused terror, and hear how cannons salvaged from the Spanish Armada defended the town. Why is Peterhead called the Blootoon? Which U Boat commander flushed his career away of the Buchan coast?
Follow the Peterhead Trail on Facebook or Twitter for the whole torrid story of Britain’s most easterly town. This is a free self-guided tour around Peterhead. 26 story boards tell tales from Peterhead’s past.
There are three routes – a short town centre route, a longer route incorporating the town centre and along the coast past Buchanhaven and the third is our brand new trail extension between Peterhead town centre and Prison Museum.
You don’t have walk the whole trail at once – dip in and out at your own pace.
So much in this photo has changed by 2020 but many familiar landmarks including the Muckle Kirk and Town House still remain alongside an enlarged and more industrial looking Peterhead Port.
Click to Download Peterhead Trail map from www.peterheadtrail.co.uk.