Rattray Head is a special place offering a quiet break in a beautiful remote landscape surrounded by dunes.


Rattray Head offers non-smoking dog-friendly Holiday Apartments in North East Scotland.

Introductory 25% off regular prices up to Friday 27th April!!

The gentle countryside is ideal for cycling, walking, birdwatching, or romantic weekends or holidays.

This is the closest part of the UK mainland to Norway, Sweden and Finland. We are 300 miles from both Sheffield and Norway, and 125 miles further north than Moscow.

The secluded eleven mile sandy beach with its giant 30m (100ft) high dunes has a summer seal colony and huge variety of birdlife. Attractions include the lighthouse, shipwrecks, seals, birds, nature reserve, ruins of 18th century fishing village and c13th century Chapel, chain of WWII pillboxes. The generally good weather makes this one of the driest, sunniest areas of Scotland and we are fortunate not to be affected by the dreaded Scottish midge. Click the photo to enjoy the aerial video.

Link to The Aerial Video

"We didn't expect this little gem in our travels.
The beach is amazing.
" JF Australia

Have a look at this wonderful panoramic image of Rattray Head
by photographer Robin Wilson. (1.3Mb QuickTime)

Link to Robin Wilson's panoramic image of Rattray Head

Photo Album
Click to see our favourite photos.


Latest News:
Our first apartment is reopening on Saturday 24th March 2018 after the refurbishment. Other apartments will follow in the next few months.

Please note that the normal minimum booking is 2 nights, but 7 nights with Saturday check-in during the school holidays from June 2018.

Sorry to disappoint our regular guests, but we no longer offer B&B and hostel rooms!

Latest Updates:
Friday 17th March 2018


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