"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay is a small village located in Scotland, on the north coast of the Bay of Cruden in Aberdeenshire, 26 miles north of Aberdeen.

Just south of Slains Castle, Cruden Bay is said to have been the site of a battle in which the Scots under King Malcolm II defeated the Danes in 1012. Traditionally, the name was derived from the Gaelic Croch Dain (Slaughter of Danes).

Today, Cruden Bay attracts tourists with its hotels and golf course. It has a long, unspoiled, beach made famous by Norwegian aviator Tryggve Gran who made the first solo flight across the North Sea.

Local authority: Aberdeenshire Council

OS Grid Reference: NK089363

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Things to see and do in and around Cruden Bay

  • Arbuthnot Museum
  • Arbuthnot Museum
  • The Family History Society of Buchan
  • Peterhead Swimming Pool
  • Peterhead Leisure Centre
  • Ugie Salmon Smokehouse
  • Aden Country Park
  • Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

Tourist Information

Fraserburgh
Tourist Information Centre
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Kinnaird Head, Castle Terrace
Aberdeenshire
Grampian
Scotland
AB43 9DU

Phone 01346 518315
Email info@visitscotland.com
http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/aberdeen-city-shire/

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Weather

Forecast for Wednesday 20 June

06:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NNW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 92%
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09:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NNW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 81%
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12:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 71%
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15:00


Chance of rain 41%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 79%
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18:00


Chance of rain 44%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 83%
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21:00


Chance of rain 51%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
WSW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
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Accomodation in and around Cruden Bay

Hotels, guest houses and B&Bs

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