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Beautiful – breathtaking – unforgettable. A visitor attraction in its own right, Stonehaven is located South of the city along the Aberdeenshire Coast.
An ideal spot for families, couples or friends the town has one of the region’s most notable visitor attractions, Dunnottar Castle. On the top of a craggy cliff-edge, the ruin is a firm Scottish landmark thanks to its dramatic setting.
The town’s harbour is absolutely gorgeous and with eateries dotted around it, you can enjoy a drink, meal or snack with a view over the water. On the harbour you can also visit the town’s oldest building, the Tolbooth Museum. A former prison, visitors can see stock and an original cell door. It doesn’t stop there, if you fancy experiencing more of the stunning coastline, you can enjoy it while paddleboarding. Stonehaven Paddleboarding offers lessons from beginner to advanced.
This village has an abundance of local produce to try, from delicious freshly caught seafood to locally produced ice cream.
Along the seafront you will also find the Stonehaven Heated Open Air Swimming Pool, which is open from late May to early September. So, no matter what the weather you can experience the trueness of our crisp air in Winter and the gorgeously lit nights in Summer.
From the beautiful sandy seafront to Dunnottar Woods, this village is not short of activities for you to enjoy all year round.
Head south from Aberdeen by car via A90. Stonehaven is served by regular trains from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There is an available bus route operated by Stagecoach.
Nearby places include Aberdeen City and St Cyrus.