Fraserburgh (locally known as The Broch) is a town in Aberdeenshire.
As Fraserburgh is one of the largest ports in the north east the most convenient way of getting here is on board a fishing vessel, many of which regularly dock in Fraserburgh to offload their cargo once they have finished pillaging the rapidly depleting surrounding waters.
Although regular town service buses are in operation taxi's are cheap and walking is ill-advised at night as violence and similar problems have been likened to that of Helmand Province on a bad day.
With over 400 years of heritage 'The Broch' as it is commonly known to locals has more than its fair share of attractions.
- 1 Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Kinnaird Head, Stevenson Road, AB43 9DU, ☎ . summer tours daily on the hour 11am - 4pm, winter tours Tue - Sun at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Lighthouse museum in Kinnaird Head Lighthouse which was the first lighthouse in mainland Scotland (built in 1787) inside the castle which dates from 1570.
- Broad Street Known locally as the 'Broadgate' this is the beating heart of the town. The now-bankrupt Woolworths took pride of place there for over 100 years. The street also provides a bargain hunters dream with a vast array of 2nd hand stores showcasing the finest in vintage clothing and goods, and is comparable to a Camden Town of the north east of Scotland.
- The Flagpole An arena of vehicular acrobatics and a show of power, the place to be if you want to see modified sub-2litre engine cars drive at the very limits of their capabilities. The inspiration for Hollywood blockbuster move "The Fast and the Furious".
- The Harbour Once filled with modest fishing vessels this is now largely populated by multi-million pound trawlers.
- Leisure Centre
With such a diverse and multi-cultural melting pot of nationalities residing in Fraserburgh there are a great number of choices for one to indulge in the various unique culinary delights of the world. Traditional Scottish delicacies such as battered fish and chips made with the freshest Haddock from the surrounding water can be found along the main street, other local favourites include battered pizza, battered burgers and battered Mars bars, doner kebab, deep fried chicken fillet and chips as well as the inevitable Indian and Chinese takeaways.
Fraserburgh has a vibrant choice of nightlife, with a large concentration of bars in the town center area offering distinctive music, surroundings and clientelle.
- Fraserburgh Leisure Center Food, drink and a quiet atmosphere not too dissimilar to a more expensive Wetherspoons bar with less character.
- Bellslea Bar A trendy pool bar within sight of Fraserburgh FC's majestic Bellslea Stadium.
- The Ship/Galleon An energetic atmosphere comes free with an alcoholic beverage at this venue which pays homage to Fraserburgh's long and distinguished fishing heritage.
- Deejays An intimate yet bustling nightclub playing the latest in dance and popular hits, this is THE place to be on a Saturday night in Fraserburgh (when Aberdeen/Peterhead arent an option).
- The Royal Don't let the regal and grandiose name fool you, this is in fact an attempt at irony at the Dickensian nature of the club, although the entrance and drinks prices remain disproportianate to the surroundings.
- Balaclava Bar. Dedicated to showcasing the area's most amateur live bands, the Bala is a haven for the down-at-heel. Known for having a huge selection of juke-box music, more than you can shake a stick at, in fact (unless that stick is a Copyright Fraud Officer's baton). Named for the Battle of Balaclava, a pugnacious historical event re-enacted on the pavement outside most Friday and/or Saturday nights with various interesting weaponry.
- Elizabethan One of the oldest and friendliest pubs in Fraserburgh, designed and build in a unique "L" shape, it offers the customer an unparalleled opportunity to get drunk in one of the three opulent bars. The "Sports" bar is the place to go for the younger crowd, where testerone fuelled bravado has been known to manifest in the occasional barny, though friendly and good humoured, the clientèle are very welcoming to other national and regional visitors. This is especially true of any English visitors, who can be assured of a warm visit to A & E afterwards. The cocktail bar is resplendent in its very authentic upholstery, staying true to the Elizabethan form and function, some of the decorative façades are actually rumoured to be authentic, though, it has to be said, they appear to be dated to earlier periods. The middle or "The Dreggs" bar is the heady mix of both incorporating the cosiness of the Irish Snug with the glamour of the East End of Glasgow. Here you can marvel at the ability to "spik shite" a colloquial expression of warmth and affection and experience the tightness of an aberdeen pocket. The burgers and toasties will warm the heart of anyone on a cold winters night.
In summer there is abundant space in the camp site for those hardy souls who can put up the Seagull poo and the smell of piscine carcasses rotting in the sun.
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