Nautical Information
Location57° 30’ N 001° 46’ WAnchorage PositionDetails on request
No. of Berths5Distance to Landing StageApprox 1.1 NM
Berth detailsSouth Breakwater, Max L.O.A. 140m. Depth: 6.5m
North Breakwater, Max L.O.A. 220m. Depth: 10.0m
Tanker Jetty, Max L.O.A. 220m. Depth: 10.5m
Albert Quay, Max L.O.A. 160m. Depth: 8.0m
Princess royal Jetty, Max L.O.A. 90m. Depth: 6.0m
Tidal range/movementSprings = 3.3m, Neaps = 1.6m
Town centre0.9-5kmShuttle to townYes
AnchorageYesNearest airportAberdeen


The most easterly town on the Scottish mainland, Peterhead provides access to the beautiful area of Buchan, north of Aberdeen.

Rolling countryside and charming villages are complemented by sweeping golden beaches and dramatic coastline. This is a part of Scotland where your guests can enjoy the wide open spaces, visit the many historic sites the north-east of Scotland has the highest concentration of prehistoric sites and stone circles on mainland UK), appreciate the rich wildlife of the area, or take part in a fantastic range of outdoor activities.

Popular excursions include the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses at Fraserburgh and playing golf on an incredible selection of famous courses.


Stephen Paterson
Peterhead Port Authority, Harbour Office, Peterhead, Scotland, AB42 1DW

T: +44 (0)1779 483600 F: +44 (0)1779 475715

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Popular excursions

The following is a list of popular excursions that are available.

It should be noted that these details are not definitive but are intended to demonstrate the range of excursions and activities available to cruise passengers visiting Peterhead as part of a cruise. Please note that, in many cases and with prior arrangement, half day tours can be combined to create full day itineraries

Shore excursions are normally pre-booked onboard via the cruise line concerned. Cruise Scotland cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this information and all details and tour descriptions should be checked with the cruise line concerned.

Half day


Aberdeen is situated 30 miles South of Peterhead. It has unique architecture, characterised by the grey granite buildings. The mile long Union Street, the main thoroughfare and shopping street is lined by fine buildings and built on a series of bridges.

The City has been the winner of the Britain in Bloom contest ten times. Duthie Park is home to two millions roses and the largest indoor gardens in Europe.

Old Aberdeen is a hidden treasure with its medieval buildings and cobbled streets. King's College is one of the oldest Universities in the UK and St Machar's Cathedral is famous for its stunning heraldic ceiling.

Half day


Fraserburgh lighthouse was the first in Scotland and the only one to be built on top of an ancient fortified castle. It was built by the famous engineer Robert Stevenson.

Previous lighthouse keepers offer excellent tours with a personal touch. Preserved as it was left by the last keeper in 1991, the lighthouse offers a fitting tribute to its 200 years of stormy history. The site is the location of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses which offers the best collection of lighthouse paraphernalia in the UK and tells the fascinating story of the skills, dedication, science and romance of Scotland's lighthouses.

Full day


Fyvie Castle is one of the finest in Scotland. Five majestic towers give the castle an air of majesty. Inside are fine collections of paintings and armour from the Kings and Queens who lived here. Special events can be organised, such as battle re-enactments, or recounting ghostly stories from past inhabitants.

A meal stop at Morgan McVeigh's can be combined with shopping for hand crafted goods, country wear and quality local foods.

Glenfiddich distillery offers an excellent and evocative multi-lingual audio-visual display as an introduction to the tour which allows guests to see how the 'water of life' is made. Guests are then offered a 'dram'.

Half day


Originally laid out in 1675 the gardens were re-created by the National Trust in the 1950s. The elaborate and formal layout which incorporates no less than 30,000 annual plants and over five miles of boxwood hedges maintains colour throughout the summer and is a sight not to be missed.

After Haddo or Pitmedden the tour can continue to Aberdeen, known as the Silver City because its granite buildings sparkle in the sun. On arrival to the City, lunch can be arranged in one of the historic rooms of the splendid setting of the 500 year old University at King's College.

Half day


Passing through the Haddo Country Park, guests will arrive at Haddo House, home of Lady Aberdeen whose ancestors have lived here since 1732. In this stately home, guests follow in distinguished footsteps, from British Prime Ministers, royal visitors, great politicians and musical celebrities.

Haddo House is also home to a choral and operatic society in which Prince Edward is regularly involved. Although a stately home, Haddo exudes a family atmosphere which will make guests feel warmly welcome. Refreshments can be served on the rose terrace to the music of a Silver Band.

Full day


Duff House is the first stop after a journey through the rolling Buchan countryside. It is an imposing masnion premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland from which it has drawn its rich collection of paintings.

Baxter's Highland village. What started as a small grocery shop in 1868 is now a world famous family run business. Guests step back in time in the old village shop and can enjoy the unique food theatre to see how Baxter's products are made

The food theme makes Baxters an ideal stop for lunch, with a choice of restaurants. Excellent shopping opportunities feature high quality Scottish goods including the full range of Baxter's products.

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