History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
On top of the cliffs is a lighthouse built in 1844. The cliffs themselves are riddled with caves. One of the caves is said to link via an underground passage to Goudonstoun House.
Yet another cave is known as the Laird's Stable. This intriguing name comes from the story that Sir Robert Gordon, an ardent supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie, used them to stable his horses during the 1745 Jacobite rising. Towards Hopeman yet another cave has revealed evidence of ancient rock art.
Offshore are the Covesea Skerries, a series of rocky islets which have proved to be the bane of shipping in this area for centuries, and the skeleton of many shipwrecked vessels lie amongst the rocks.
Address: Covesea, Moray, Scotland
Attraction Type: Village
Location: Off the B9040 just west of Lossiemouth
Photo Credit: Anne Burgess, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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