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

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.

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