This is a picture of Footdee, or know locally as “Fittie” in Aberdeen. Rated as the 5th top thing to do in Aberdeen on Trip Advisor, it is definitely worth visiting. Fittie is located at the mouth of the harbour and you can reach the village via the beach esplanade. It is a beautiful quaint little fisher’s village, full of single storey cottages that are all nestled together which date back to the early 1800’s.
Like so many of the little fishing villages that we have visited, the cottages are all sitting with their gable ends to the sea to protect them from the fierce wrath of the sea. Designed by the architect John Smith, the cottages all face inwards in squares.
The village dates as far back as the medieval times. The village was located slightly further to the North then – as new buildings were built and the growth of the harbour, this meant that the village moved.
It is a truly wonderful part of Aberdeen and will take you on a journey back through time to what life was like back in the 1800’s. So why not take a visit and have a wee wander through the history of this lovely little village.