Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Overlooking the North Sea at Fraserburgh, north-east Scotland, the country’s first mainland lighthouse has been beautifully converted to create the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. The museum building itself, constructed in the 1990s, houses galleries, exhibits and models which tell the story of the history of the abundance of lighthouses dotted around the Scottish coast.

Once you’ve had your fill, a tour will guide you to the nearby lighthouse at Kinnard Head, around 100 yards from the museum and Scotland’s first mainland lighthouse, dating back to 1787 – though the towerhouse itself precedes that by more than 200 years. Visitors can explore the engine house, the keepers’ cottages and climb the 72 steps up the tower, to the light itself.

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