"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 Friday 20 July

06:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
W
Pressure 1012
Humidity 81%
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09:00


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 86%
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12:00


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1012
Humidity 88%
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15:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
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Pressure 1012
Humidity 86%
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18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
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Pressure 1012
Humidity 89%
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21:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SSE
Pressure 1012
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
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Accomodation in and around Cruden Bay

Hotels, guest houses and B&Bs

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