Fraserburgh

The town of Fraserburgh is situated just 42 miles north of the city of Aberdeen on the north-facing coast of Buchan. Commuting to Aberdeen and the surrounding area has been improved with the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), alleviating traffic through the city. The journey time to the city centre has been reduced to around 56 minutes. Fraserburgh received its burgh status in 1546 and Sir Alexander Fraser (after whom this Aberdeenshire town takes its name) built the first stone pier in 1576.

The town retains the feel of a traditional old-fashioned seaside resort, with long golden beaches offering fantastic coastal walks as well as watersports such as surfing and windsurfing. Fraserburgh beach is close to the town centre, while nearby Waters of Philorth beach is within a Local Nature Reserve where the river meets the sea.

Property in Fraserburgh consists of a range of styles from flats to semi-detached and detached family homes meaning there is something here to suit almost everyone’s requirements.

Population

12,540 people

Distance from Aberdeen

42 miles

Transport

Bus service from Aberdeen

Education

Primary School

  • Crimond School (with nursery unit)
  • Fraserburgh North School (with nursery unit)
  • Fraserburgh South Park School (with nursery unit)
  • Inverallochy School (with nursery unit)
  • Lochpots School (with nursery unit)
  • Rathen School
  • Rosehearty School (with nursery unit)
  • Sandhaven School (with nursery unit)
  • St Andrews School, Fraserburgh (with nursery unit)
  • St Combs School
  • Tyrie School
  • Westfield School (Special Needs School)

Secondary Schools

  • Fraserburgh Academy 
Additional information

Catchment areas information can be found here.

 

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £148,800

 

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 107m2 / 1152 ft2

 

Derived from Quarter Three 2019 property sales in the area.

 

Local amenities:

 

  • GP Services and a Pharmacy
  • Supermarket
  • Petrol Station
  • Dentist
  • Library
  • Post office

 

Leisure Facilities:

 

  • Gym & Fitness Classes
  • Swimming pool
  • Squash Courts
  • Multi-use Sports Halls
  • 18 Hole Golf Course

History of Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh’s maritime history is explored at the Scottish Lighthouse Museum, where nearby 16th century Kinnaird Head Castle contains mainland Scotland’s first ever lighthouse (built in 1787).

The fishing industry in the town is strong and there are many fishing boats at Fraserburgh Harbour, although not on the scale it once had. Fraserburgh, however, remains home to the largest shellfish port in Europe, with an abundant supply of shellfish such as langoustines in local waters.

 

Things to do in Fraserburgh

There’s a great choice of recreational options in the town, with Fraserburgh Leisure Centre and Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre both offering a range of sports, social and community activities. Fraserburgh Golf Club offers a traditional Scottish links and is famous for being one of the longest established golf clubs in the world, having been established in 1777.

If you’re looking for property to buy or rent in Fraserburgh, let ASPC help. Our site contains a comprehensive listing of flats and houses for sale in Fraserburgh as well as properties to rent. Our listings include everything from one bedroom properties to substantial family homes. Begin your search here. If you are looking for somewhere to retire, view our range of retirement properties in Fraserburgh.

View area localities
  • Bonnykelly
  • Boyndlie
  • Cairnbulg
  • Cairness
  • Crimond
  • Inverallochy
  • Lonmay
  • Memsie
  • New Aberdour
  • New Pitsligo
  • Pennan
  • Rathen
  • Rosehearty
  • Sandhaven
  • St. Combs
  • Strichen
  • Tyrie