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Bullers of Buchan, Aberdeen

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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The name Bullers of Buchan refers both to a collapsed sea cave and to the adjacent village, situated about south of Peterhead in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.CaveThe collapsed sea cave forms an almost circular chasm some deep, where the sea rushes in through a natural archway.VillageThe small hamlet of cottages here is also known by the same name, and was historically a fishing village launching small boats from the bay below (the slipway may still be seen at low tide).CliffsThe cliffs at the Bullers provide a nesting site in spring for colonies of seabirds, including kittiwakes, puffins, fulmars, shags, razorbills and guillemots along with herring gulls and great black-backed gulls. Eider ducks may also be seen here, and gannets are frequently seen passing en route to their colonies north at Troup Head and south at Bass Rock. Grey seals may be seen in the bay, and dolphins are often seen passing by offshore.AccessThe area is a popular sightseeing spot, with a car park but no tourist facilities. Access is via the A975 road, which is served by a regular bus service between Peterhead and Aberdeen.
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  • Part of a longer coastal path. The "cauldron" is impressive particularly during heavy seas. Braver walkers can walk all the way round the pot but the path is very narrow and it is a long way down. Als...  read more »
  • You can see this on the walk up to slains castle it is a really nice cove to look at and if a nice day the sun on it makes a great pic 
  • We parked in the handy car park and from there walked from the Bullers along the cliff fop to Slains Castle and back along the road. It was a lovely day and the scenery is amazing. The nesting birds h...  read more »
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