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“A wonderful adventure combined with a walk to Slain's Castle”
Review of Bullers of Buchan

Bullers of Buchan
Ranked #5 of 164 things to do in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An awe-inspiring gorge that sharply drops nearly 200 feet.
Reviewed July 1, 2018

The Bullers of Buchan are one of those amazing places in Scotland which allow access to the wilderness and beauty of its nature after just a 5 minute walk from the car park.

Equipped with food, water and camping gear, we continued along the coast towards Cruden Bay and found a little peninsula-shaped formation opposite some majestic bird nesting cliffs where we pitched our tent. Having left our weight at the camp, we were free to explore the cliffs on our way to Slain's castle and had a lot of fun scrambling, climbing and exploring the alien looking landscape.

As other reviewers have previously stated, the terrain is not suitable for push chairs, unsupervised children or people with a fear of heights. Extra caution necessary in wet conditions and there are no local shops or public toilets. However, if you're in for a little adventure and like exploring seaside cliffs, the region is a perfect playground even in slightly murky weather when the yellow lichen on the rocks really stands out.

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"sea birds"
in 32 reviews
"cruden bay"
in 22 reviews
"slains castle"
in 16 reviews
"fear of heights"
in 6 reviews
"car park"
in 14 reviews
"collapsed cave"
in 3 reviews
"dramatic scenery"
in 3 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 3 reviews
"wild flowers"
in 3 reviews
"close eye"
in 3 reviews
"bird life"
in 3 reviews
"cliff top walks"
in 2 reviews
"narrow path"
in 2 reviews
"sturdy shoes"
in 2 reviews
"kids run"
in 2 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 2 reviews
"either direction"
in 2 reviews

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We went there on a breezy day, was pretty chill and we were all wrapped up But the views were totally worth it and there are birds flying across which makes it more beautiful It basically a grass land adjacent to stony sea shore. It a good place to walk around and visit different views. There are paths which are narrow and have to be cautious when you walk past them especially if with kids. There is pretty much no eat out so carry food and drinks if you plan to stay there for long.

Thank viv_macho
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Spectacular location with hundreds of sea birds nesting on the cliffs. Guillemots, Razorbills, Shags, Kittiwakes to name a few.

Thank CoralMan
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a lovely sunny day. The place was quiet as it was midweek. The views are stunning. No puffins but plenty of other seabirds. The walk along the cliffs is lovely and does not take so long. Definetly worth keeping an eye on small children if going as a family as there are no barriers.

Thank Nolly10
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Did this walk on a beautiful day in May and it was stunning. Starting from Bullars of Buchan car park, this is 5 miles of glorious coastal views which is relatively under used. Lots of wild flowers and sea birds nesting in the cliffs but make sure you pick a clear, dry day with not too much wind. The paths are good and well maintained for a coastal route but some bits might be worrying if you have free range small children who are unlikely to follow them. It is a cliff top walk after all. On a rainy day grass and mud is obviously quite slippy so take care. Not good for pushchairs but a child back pack would be fine. Finish up in the village of Boddam and catch a bus (every hour) on the main road back to your car. A lovely gentleman came out of his house opposite to see if we needed a cup of tea or the loo whilst we waited. A true ambassador for Scotland.We packed some sarnies as there is nothing open on a Sunday but that can be the case generally in small villages in Aberdeenshire. If you are looking for puffins we were advised by some serious birdwatchers to be patient and come out very early or later in the evening.

Thank Sarah f
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