Beautiful beach bay town Stonehaven on the Aberdeen-shire coast is an idyllic coastal holiday base just 15 miles south of Aberdeen City. Offering easy access onto the region’s breathtaking Castle Trail, Stonehaven makes a good starting point for the Castle Trail with probably one of Scotland’s most dramatic perched fortresses situated just south of the town -the cliff top Dunnottar Castle.
Glorious coastal walking is along the coast path around Stonehaven and head down to the stunning harbour area, a real hub area for visitors and locals alike, with a choice of traditional inns and restaurants. You’ll also find the Tolbooth Museum in the harbour area!
Other attractions in the town include the vast open air Olympic size swimming pool – Scotland’s only outdoor swimming pool. Improve your game at Stonehaven’s world class golf course – with a further choice of acclaimed golf courses both to the north around Aberdeen and to the south around Montrose.
Stonehaven station offers direct rail links to Aberdeen, Aberdeen Airport, Montrose and Carnoustie! Whatever your food & drink flavour, find it in Stonehaven, be it best fish & chips, a la carte menu or fine traditional inns. Stonehaven accommodation is wonderfully varied, featuring everythingfrom coaching inn hotels and harbourside B&B inns to family friendly B&Bs near the station – ideal for a car free holiday!
A great time to visit is during one of the Stonehaven festivals including the July Folk Festival and the ancient Feein Market on the first Saturday every June. Choose Stonehaven for your Hogmanay break and experience the unique Hogmanay Fireballs Ceremony. Stay on the spectacular Aberdeen-shire coast – book a place to stay in Stonehaven now.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.