Cruden Bay to the Bullers of Buchan

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This dramatic coastal walk passes the impressive ruins of Slains Castle, the inspiration for Dracula, and reaching the Bullers of Buchan, where there is a massive blow hole with several natural arches. A bus can be caught from the main road to return to Cruden Bay; alternatively those looking for a much longer walk could continue on the coast path to Boddam, or walk back the same way.


Rough coast path, muddy in places with unprotected cliff edge.

Public Transport

Cruden Bay is served by most buses between Aberdeen and Peterhead; the buses also pass the Bullars of Buchan.


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