Smugglers, Jacobites, secret passages, heroes, poets, unexpected Royalty, influential ladies, ghosts, war, witchcraft, murder, armed rebellion and piracy - a fine day out in Peterhead. Put on your walking shoes and let the story begin....
From the haunting tale of Auld Harry in the harbour, to witch trials, and the dubious business activities of Bailie Alexander Elles - explore the town, and over 400 years of scurrilous gossip. Which mysterious monarch turned up just before Christmas 1715? Meet Fisher Jessie, and see the gift that William of Prussia sent to the people of Peterhead. Find out how a loving Aunt's legacy caused terror, and hear how cannons salvaged from the Spanish Armada defended the town. Why is Peterheaad called the Blootoon? Which U Boat commander flushed his career away of the Buchan coast? Follow the Peterhead Trail for the whole torrid story of Britain's most easterly town.
New for 2021
Enjoy a newly created section of the trail with new story boards telling the stories of Old St Peter's Church Churchyard, Peterhead Bay, The Reform Tower, Peterhead Prison Museum and Peterhead Football Club.
This is a free self-guided tour around Peterhead. 26 story boards tell tales from our past. You don't have walk the whole trail at once - dip in and out at your own pace. Enjoy the fresh air and explore the UK's sunniest town.
Trail maps are available from local businesses and can be downloaded at www.peterheadtrail.co.uk.
To whet your appetite watch this video about the trail by local photographer Kim Grant.