Bullers of Buchan – the place where rocks collapsed into the sea

by Oana Silviana

The most important thing when you leave in a holiday together with your family is to find the perfect moments to capture the best landscapes and to enjoy the trip.

It is said that “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

From all the stories received on Fairytale Traveller I want to share with you guys, a place full of quiet and peace of mind. Many thanks for the pictures sent by Mifsud family: Janet and David. They told us also, a few things about this wonderful place.

Before telling you a few things about this beautiful place, I will give you 3 reasons why you should visit Scotland.

The Coast and the Islands

Scotland has a 6200 mile coastline, which is longer than both Ireland and England and even Spain and Italy.

Furthermore, Scotland has over 790 islands divided into four main groups: Orkney, Shetland, Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides. You will never be too far from a sunset or from a sunrise, because you will always find a beach.


One of the main reasons to visit Scotland is to discover the landscapes and lofty mountains, visiting the castles in the same time. I could say that the castles in Scotland are the most iconic in the whole world.

In the past there were up to 3000 castles in Scotland.

Adventure and Scenery

The steep and rugged but fabulous landscape sends you back in time. You can go hiking, sailing, mountain biking and you can always connect with nature.

I told you all these because the place that Mifsud family visited is one of the oldest in Scotland and is called Bullers of Buchan.

Bullers of Buchan – an amazing place

Bullers of Buchan reffers both to a collapsed sea cave and to the adjacent village, situated about 6 miles south of Peterhead in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The cliff scenery is spectacular and seabirds of many species such as Puffins, Kittiwakes, Guillemots and Razorbills proliferate during the spring and summer, when the wild flowers including campion, heather and orchids colour the cliff tops.

There are no tourist facilities at the Bullers; the nearest hotels, pubs and coffee shops may be found at Cruden Bay. The nearest large town is Peterhead, 6 miles to the north.

The dramatic coastal walk passes the impressive ruins of Slains Castle, the inspiration for Dracula, and reaches the Bullers of Buchan, where there is a massive blow hole with several natural arches.

You can take a bus from the main road to return to Cruden Bay; alternatively those looking for a much longer walk could continue on the coast path to Boddam, or walk back the same way.

Cruden Bay is served by most of the buses between Aberdeen and Peterhead; the buses also pass the Bullers of Buchan.

The name “Bullers” has been thought to be derived from the French “Bouillir”, meaning “to boil”, as the water in the pot appears to boil during a stormy weather, but another explanation says that the word is an old Scots word meaning “rushing of water”, which sounds more likely – the sound made by the waves crashing in through the archway opening into the pot, perhaps.

I invite you to be a Fairytale Traveller in this region at least once in a lifetime and take a trip over here. By then, take a look on this beautiful aerial video from the Bullers of Buchan.

Live the adventure! Enjoy the travel! 🙂

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Sapna October 29, 2017 - 7:56 am

3000 castles wow..would surely love to visit this oldest part of Scotland

GeorgeZef December 4, 2019 - 2:52 pm

it’s my first time visiting your website and I’m very interested. Thank you for sharing and keep up 😉
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Oana Silviana December 9, 2019 - 3:33 pm

Thank you so much, George! I invite you on Facebook and You Tube Channel for other adventures. Regards! 🙂


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