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A place to rest and relax among huge dunes and 11 mile beach. You are very welcome to join us, Rob and Val, at our isolated former lighthouse shore station in this gorgeous most easterly part of mainland Scotland opposite the northern tip of Denmark. This is one of the driest, sunniest, midge-free areas of Scotland and many hours can be spent exploring the shipwrecks and village and chapel ruins.

The 1892 granite accommodation block has been renovated to form a non-smoking, dog-friendly coastal retreat. The hostel offers all the modern conveniences you would expect. Three bedrooms each sleep 4 guests in two sets of very sturdy wooden bunkbeds with built-in drawers, so offering male and female bedrooms if required. There are two family rooms with a double bed and bunkbeds, and also a private double/twin bedroom for that little extra privacy.

We are on the North Sea Trail footpath and the Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail which follow the North Sea coastline. The North Sea Cycle Route (Sustrans Route 1) is only 17 miles away where it passes through this historic area full of stone circles, castle ruins and golf courses.

CONTACT Rob or Val, Telephone: (01346) 532236, 9am-8pm
Email: hostel@rattrayhead.net
OPENING SEASON All year except the dates shown on the Contact Us page, but book ahead during winter months so we can make sure the heating is on well before you arrive.
OPENING HOURS Check-in 4-8pm. Check-out 11am. No curfew.
NUMBER OF BEDS 22: 1 Double/Twin, 2 Family (Double + Bunk), 3 x 4 Bunks.
BOOKING REQUIREMENTS Booking available with one night deposit.

Please see the Contact Us page for links to timetables.

NK103577 Between Scotland's premier fishing ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh are the two villages of Crimond and St. Fergus, and between them are signs for Rattray. Follow these signs to Old Rattray Farm where our postcode in centred and Satellite Navigation says you have arrived. Here the public road becomes a rough private farm track complete with potholes, and you travel the mile to the end of the track where you will see our house with the dunes and lighthouse behind.

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