Here's just seven reasons why Stonehaven is special.
- The Harbour
One of the most picturesque in the country with pubs with real ale, restaurant and gift shop
- Dunnottar Castle
Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruin. As you wander around the extensive buildings you are almost surrounded by sea with gulls and other seabirds wheeling and screaming around the cliffs below you.Only 2 mile south of Stonehaven. Open for visitors summer and winter.
- Stonehaven War Memorial
A particularly noticeable monument on top of the Black Hill near Dunnottar Castle providing a distinct land mark entering Stonehaven by road or sea.Looked upon as a welcoming sight for people returning to the town.The walk from The Harbour to the Memorial and the Castle is very popular
- Stonehaven Fireballs Festival
This unique events starts at midnight on Hogmanay every year and is a memorable way to bring in the New Year.Attracts 10-12,000 visitors each year.
- Stonehaven Golf Course
A challenging course for Golfers in Summer and Winter where you can enjoy stunning clifftop views. Many other courses nearby for those seeking a golfing holiday in the North East of Scotland
- Stonehaven Open Air Pool
UK's only art deco, heated olympic sized, fully filtrated sea water, open air swimming pool. It's an STB 4-star visitor attraction open from first Sunday in June to September each year.
- Pneumodesmus Newmani
The oldest known air-breathing land animal: a tiny millipede that lived 428 million years ago was discovered in January 2006.on the shore at Cowie, Stonehaven just below the Highland Boundary Fault which is a geologic fault that traverses Scotland from Arran and Helensburgh on the west coast to Stonehaven in the east. It separates two distinctly different physiographic regions: the Highlands from the Lowlands, but in most places it is only recognisable as a change in topography.