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 Eco-Hostel, Holiday Apartments, and Bed and Breakfast accommodation in North East Scotland.

Vegetarian breakfasts are always available in the bed and breakfast.

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

Trivia:
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.

Rattray Head Lighthouse during a very low tide.

Our home is the most easterly rural B&B on mainland Scotland.
Please note that only the hostel is open this year, not the B&B.

"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

Annual rainfall figures for St Fergus from 1981 to 1995

Link to The Independent Hostel Guide
For Hostels, Bunkhouses and Group accommodation all over the UK.

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Latest News:
Energy Performance Certificate: E for efficiency, and very impressive B for CO2 environmental impact.

Latest Updates:
Friday 9th May 2014

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