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Fraserburgh is an important fishing port, which lies at the North East corner of Aberdeenshire, the surrounding landscape being mostly good agricultural land. The town has an extensive harbour area, with much of the shoreline taken up with industrial development. Fraserburgh also offers a good range of shops and services for the large rural hinterland it serves, but it is not really a tourist town, despite a long beach backed by a golf course to the east. In the far northeast corner of the town, there is an interesting museum about lighthouses and the Stevensons who built them. Beyond the town, the villages dotted along the rugged shore are more touristy, with small beaches, historic harbours and places to stay.
The main road into Fraserburgh from the south is the A90, formerly the A92, which runs north from Peterhead and Aberdeen. A few miles south of Fraserburgh, the A952 makes a more direct route to Aberdeen, avoiding Peterhead, but it isn't necessarily any quicker. To the west, the A98 ultimately leads to the A96 for Elgin and Inverness, with the B9031 taking the more scenic coastal route, visiting, or at least giving access to the many pretty coastal villages. In between, the A981 heads south west to New Deer, from where B roads, and the A948 radiate out across rural Aberdeenshire.
The older parts of the town are laid out on a grid iron pattern, with newer estates to the south and west. In the heart of the town, the A90 terminates on the A98, which curves round into the harbour area. The B9034 makes a very short link between the two a little to the south. To the south, the B9033 turns off the A90 and follows the coast south east to St Combs, the B9107 connecting to the coastal village of Inverallochy. Boothby Road forms a signed link around the edge of town, avoiding the town centre.