Newburgh is a stone-built seaside village on the estuary of the river Ythan, conveniently located 5 miles south of Ellon and just under 14 miles north of Aberdeen city centre. Its superb coastal location offers convenience for commuting to and from Aberdeen and Peterhead, making Newburgh a sought-after residential location, within a beautiful setting.


1382 people

Distance from Aberdeen

14 miles


Regular bus service from Aberdeen


Primary School

Newburgh Mathers Primary School

Secondary Schools

Ellon Academy

Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £217,500

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 101m2 / 1087ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

History of Newburgh

The village’s beginnings date back to the 13th century when the original settlement was established. Eventually, the village developed into a salmon fishing centre and then later as a small seaport. By the 19th century, a small fleet of fishing boats and other fishing vessels moored at Newburgh’s port, lead to the existence of the first lifeboat station. This remained at Newburgh until 1961 when it was relocated to Peterhead.


Things to do in Newburgh

The area around Newburgh offers much to admire, with the impressive Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve which comprises around 2,000 acres of sand dunes and dune heath with an abundance of wildlife including Britain’s largest breeding colony of eider ducks. The sand dune system at Forvie is one of the largest in the UK as well as one of the most unspoilt - offering some truly unforgettable scenery.

As well as some great options for walking and hiking, the area has an excellent choice of outdoor activities including salmon fishing, cycling and golf. Newburgh on Ythan Golf Club is located within the village, offering golfers the chance to experience an 18 hole, par 72 links course with spectacular views of the Aberdeenshire coast. Other golf courses near Newburgh include Trump International Golf Links three miles south of the village.

The village offers a good selection of local amenities and shops, as well as further shopping and entertainment options within easy reach at Ellon and Aberdeen.

Schools in Newburgh

Newburgh Mathers School serves Newburgh and the surrounding area. This school is one of the many that feeds into Ellon Academy, one of the largest secondary schools in the area, with over 1,000 pupils. The academy is around 5 miles from Newburgh, roughly an 8-minute drive. To ensure families are not inconvenienced, the council provide a free bus service to all pupils who live three miles or more from the school and are still within the catchment area.

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