Peterhead or Ceann Phadraig is a town within the council and lieutenancy area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. It lies on the eastern part of mainland Scotland and is often dubbed as The Blue Toon due to the blue worsted stockings that its fishermen years ago commonly wore. The town was founded by a number of fishermen and was able to have its very own harbour sometime in 1593. Peterhead today is famous for its growing economy, fishing industry and cultural heritage.
Top Attractions within and nearby Peterhead:
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum stands within the Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. It is situated at the centre of the park and is popular for commemorating and homing large number of artifacts, pictures and documents related to the country's history of farming as well as the Aden Country Park's history and development.
Arbuthnot Museum and Gallery is located at Saint Peter Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. The venue honors and commemorates the town of Peterhead's culture and history as it features wide variety of artifacts, documents and artworks related to the area's sights. Models of the development of the town's fishing boats, coins, medals and items related to Arctic animals and whaling are also present in the venue.
Peterhead Maritime Heritage sits along South Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. The museum homes large number of items related to the area's industrial, social and maritime history. Some of its large number of exhibits include interactive displays about fishing, navigation, oil industry and whaling.
Slains Castle can be found approximately ten miles away from the town of Peterhead in proximity with Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. The castle was first founded sometime in 1597 for the 9th Earl of Erroll. It is currently on ruins and is popular for the stunning views it offers, its wide range of architectural style, historical value as well as for inspiring a number of literary works such as The Winter Sea and Dracula.