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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Castle Terrace, Fraserburgh AB43 9DU, Scotland
+44 1346 511022
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Fantastic family fun

Always a great visit with great tour, lovely views and a new bit of info every time. Great guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gill M
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
An Illuminating Experience

We visited here on a rather typical Scottish day full of mist and rain which really helped to add... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses tells the story of the Northern Lighthouse Board from its creation in 1786 to its operation in the present day. A visit includes entry to the main Museum building which patrons can browse at their, but included in the ticket price is a tour of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse - the Northern Lighthouse Boards first light. The Museum has an on-site cafe and free parking facilities. Fraserburgh Visitor Information Centre is also contained within the site.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Castle Terrace, Fraserburgh AB43 9DU, Scotland
+44 1346 511022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great visit with great tour, lovely views and a new bit of info every time. Great guides, lovely cafe and shop, highly recommended.

Thank Gill M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a rather typical Scottish day full of mist and rain which really helped to add to the authenticity of the experience and made for a really good visit. Our coach arrived at 10am but the driver was informed that both this...More

Thank pchelper
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My wife and I visited the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses during a trip to Fraserburgh. A fascinating and informative experience, which included a guided tour of the old lighthouse itself by a very knowledgeable guide. It was possible to go onto the walkway around the...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I am writing this review on behalf of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers who have just held our AGM at this splendid venue. We have spent over a long weekend up here and I would just like to thank the Manager at the museum Lynda...More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We were part of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers and our AGM was held here at the end of September 2017. The dedicated team who work here, wove wonders in ensuring our large group all had a smaller group tour of the reorganised store room...More

Thank SwordMaiden
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

You will need quite a bit of time to navigate your way around the museum. It has an interesting collection and includes a tour of the castle tower/lighthouse. Well worth visiting the cafe breaking up your tour with a stop for tea and something to...More

Thank Hotel-inspector s
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I love lighthouses! So this was my ideal place to visit, a museum which includes Scotlands first Lighthouse together with a varied collection of Lighthouse lenses, lights, photographs, models etc. The Kinnaid Lighthouse shares the site and a guided tour was included in the ticket...More

Thank Madogfechan
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the cost as this allows entry to 3 or 4 other area attractions. Time only allowed us to see Braemar castle which is also worth a trip. The main event for the lighthouse is a guided tour. Fortunately, we were...More

Thank Billandtee
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I would recommend taking part in one of their guided tours. Well worth it. Nicely explained and you get access to some additional areas, especially the light house top.

Thank Flyawayy
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Arrived late in the day but just in time for the last tour of the lighthouse. No one else but us on the trip so we escaped inside fairly quickly as it was pouring down. Informative guide. Fascinating tour. Also able to see the houses...More

Thank maizedaisy
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28 June 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Property representative |
The admission prices have recently been adjusted: Adult: £7-70 Concession: £5-50 Student: £5-50 Child (5-16): £3-30 Under 5: Free Family Ticket (2 Adults and Children): £17-60