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- This place was amazing but be prepared for the walk down and back up to the castle and then down and back up to get to your car. The steps are uneven, and definitely old but when you reach the top and look out over the grounds and the North Sea - wow! Was worth the huffing and puffing!Written 30 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I am a little ashamed to say that I have lived just north of Aberdeen for 30 years, and I have never been to this swimming pool. In Aug 2023 I had the grandkids to look after, aged 7 and 9y. It was sunny and I decided it was high time to try Stonehaven pool. It was mobbed, and parking was hard to find, but the pool was an utter revelation! The water was SO warm! I think it was £14 for the three of us, for all day. The shallow end was pretty full, but as inflatables are only allowed half way, the top end of the pool wasn’t busy. The water is so buoyant that even with my hands by my sides, I was bobbing like a cork. After an hour, a giant inflatable was rolled out and once the 7y old’s swimming had been checked, both were allowed to jump onto the inflatable obstacle. There seem to be a good number of life guards around. There was a constant queue at the cafe, but it all seemed like the usual fast food, so we left after two hours and had lunch at a nearby cafe. The changing rooms are clean and there are ample storage lockers.I cannot rate this place highly enough and I will definitely be back next year when it reopens.Written 28 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great scenery. The birds were at work, so not many at home. Wrong time of year. Waterfall is worth a visit.Written 23 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Had a loely evening in Stonehaven. Took advantage of the fine weather and parked at the Breakies which s free parking. Took a walk along the beach on the boardwalk which was festooned with sculpture. Highly recommended. Will visit again.Written 10 September 2023
- A great place to visit run by guys who spent their lives on or associated with the sea and fishing arouns Stonehaven and are keen to share their knowledge.Written 31 July 2023
- A nice enough stretch of beach, with plenty of sand. It helped that it was raining when we went so not many people were about!
There are some nice wee metal sculptures about on the path around the bay. Worth taking a moment to see them.Written 20 June 2023
- A gentle walk up to the memorial from Stonehaven. Very picturesque and tranquil. Perfect for what it is representing. Lest We Forget.Written 22 August 2023
- Dunnottar Woods, at the southern end of Stonehaven , are the remnants of an estate created in the early 1800s for a wealthy merchant , Alexander Allardyce. Dunnottar House is no longer, but there are still poignant reminders amidst the trees that hark back hundreds of years - like the enchanting “shell hoosie” folly, Lady Kennedy’s Bath built into the side of a stream, and the Gallow Hill Ice -house.
It’s a 32 hectare deciduous forest with 2 pretty streams running through it - the Glasslaw and the Carron, and has plenty of trails and paths, plus a large open green meadow. May is particularly lovely as there are wide patches of glorious wildflowers including bluebells and pink harebells, and the ferns are just unfurling. Lots of bunnies 🐇 jumping about, but not lucky enough to spy a resident squirrel.
At the moment the main entrance is closed off due to work taking place to clear away storm damaged trees - so please take care if on a lesser path.Written 29 May 2022
- This can be found coming out of Stonehaven North next to Belmont Brae adjacent to the Kwik Fit garage.
It is a well kept garden with a nice bust of Robert Burns at the centre. it also has a good storyboard giving information on his connection with the area.Written 26 December 2019
- Also known locally as the Old Town Steeple this clock tower was built in 1790, reportedly by Aberdeen mason James Rhind. The clock-tower contains two centuries old bells 🔔, but they’re only rung on special occasions like Hogmanay. ( This area and street is famous for hosting the world-famous fireballs ceremony at New Year.) In 1894 the sandstone tower was built up higher, and the clock was re-positioned to the top of it, just below the lead covered bell cast spire. The large barometer incorporated above the door , and dated 1852 , has been invaluable to the fishing community over the years. Just outside the building is the historic Mercat Cross ( c 1645) - a stone cross resting on an octagonal base - but the head of the cross was replaced & remodelled for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee visit. There is a visitor’s centre inside the entrance, but it’s unfortunately been closed upon our visits.Written 17 November 2022
- Lovely bay well worth walking on. And nearby to a great pub/restaurant Great to visit and then look for Joan Eardleys seascapes.Written 25 April 2023
- Well I visited and there was a picture of a lifeboat drawn by Jordan Smith. The artist draws heavily upon some of history’s greatest painters to create figurative art that vibrates with life and gives voice to the primal beauty of humankind.life boats are the bestWritten 28 July 2021
- Mineralwell Park is a large area to the north of the town , it is used by locals and visitors throughout the year. There is space for football and cricket , there are picnic tables and a playpark for youngsters. Popular with dog walkers with a circular path suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There is car parking near the railway viaduct - look for the model car racing track and walk alongside the River Cowie. Lots of wild flowers in summer , fireworks in November and a 5k run every Saturday morning. Look for St Kiernan,s Well under the railway where the healing waters dripped through the rocks.Written 18 September 2018
- A fairly impressive 10 span wrought-iron girder bridge crossing the viaduct over Glen Ury and the Cowie Water. Considering that it was built back in 1885 as part of the Caledonian Railway , and it’s still going strong today being fully operational carrying trains both north & south - well, that surely demands respect. Good views to be had of it from Mineralwell Park.Written 10 March 2022
- A very acceptable lunch of venison sausages, mash, etc., served by a very pleasant and helpful lady. And the view is " to die for" of course!Written 8 September 2020
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