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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Pennan, Scotland

About 40 miles north of Aberdeen you’ll find the remains of the historic fishing village of Pennan reborn as a quaint holiday retreat bustling with activity, especially during the summer months. This picturesque area is also known as “Ferness, that place where Local Hero was filmed” by locals and tourists alike. (See the 1983 official movie trailer here).

We were thrilled to step inside the famous little red phone booth seen in the film, and we even heard you can still ring it up at +44 (0)1346 6210, although we didn’t try calling it ourselves to find out.

Landslips and cracks in the cliffs surrounding the village have caused a few evacuations over the years, but the regulars in Pennan don’t seem overly concerned about it. If you decide to make the trip, the Pennan Inn is an excellent place to stop for drinks or a meal.