Bullers of Buchan

Arches UK - a collection of Nature’s arches and bridges

Bullers of Buchan

Bullers of Buchan

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Aberdeenshire. This large arch, about 5 miles south of the town of Peterhead, is the remains of a collapsed cave.  The name may come from the French bouillir, to mean boil, as when waters rush in through the arch they appear to boil. The arch is located by a small group of cottages, a former fishing village, of the same name. The Buchan Trail that leads to Slains Castle and Cruden Bay passes by the arch. The cliffs are home to hundreds of nesting sea birds.

The arch has a span of about 50 ft and a height of about 65 ft.