Buckie is one of the largest towns in the Moray District, in the North East of Scotland. Located on the coast, Buckie is a fishing town with Cluny Harbour at the heart of it. This is still one of the most active harbours in Scotland and is an ideal place to watch fishing boats coming and going, as well watching boats being built and repaired at the Buckie Shipyard. The Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre offers a detailed history of Buckie and the surrounding area. There are many churches in Buckie that are of interest to visitors. Cullen Auld Kirk is a thirteenth century church in Buckie and parts of Queen Elizabeth de Burgh, who was the second wife of King Robert the Bruce, were buried here in 1327. Over the centuries, additions were made to the building creating a historically interesting attraction. Elgin Cathedral, which is located about ten miles out of Buckie, is a cathedral ruin dating back to the late thirteenth century. This is a fine example of a medieval building and an octagonal chapter house. There are also a number of castles around the town, including Spynie Palace or Castle, Balvenie Castle and Huntly Castle, all of which are rich in Scottish history and architecture. On nice days, Bottle-nosed dolphins can be seen in the Moray Firth and the nearby famous Bow Fiddle Rock at Portknockie is home to a variety of sea birds. For leisure, there are a number of golf courses in the surrounding area and Buckie offers a variety of different restaurants, most of which offer locally sourced foods.
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