Stonehaven is famous for its fireball-swinging festival on Old Year's Night, an ancient pagan ritual and remarkable and super dramatic Dunnottar Castle

  • Things to Do


    Castles Nearby

    Urie House

    Ruined 1885 baronial mansion in ruinous state that is dangerous internally but can be walked around.

    Dunnottar Castle

    Striking position overlooking the sea near Stonehaven makes this one of the most inspiring and exciting castles to visit whatever the weather or season!

    Local Sights & Activities for Stonehaven

    Stonehaven's outdoor swimming pool - an art deco heated salt water pool - is open most days and also has occasional midnight swims (Tel: 01569 762134).

    By the harbour is the Tolbooth Museum, built around 1600, and the town's oldest building. It now houses a seafood restaurant and local history museum. Jun-Sep Mon and Thu-Sat 1000-1200 and 1400-1700, Wed and Sun 1400-1700. Free.

    Another attraction is the town's highly respected folk festival, held over three days in mid-July. Away from the harbour and old town is the market square, where you'll find banks with ATMs and most of the shops. Just off the square is Just Scottish, an excellent arts and crafts shop (open Mon-Sat 1000-1730).

  • Stonehaven Events

    Stonehaven Fireball Festival

    From 31.12.15

    Annual New's Year Eve festival in the village of Stonehaven

    Stonehaven Folk Festival

    From 11.07.14

    The 26th Stonehaven Folk Festival features evening concerts at the Town Hall apart from variety entertainment programmes at various venues around the town.

  • Drumtochty Castle Apartment, nr Stonehaven - Sleeps 4

    This charming ground floor apartment is part of a conversion of an imposing stable block, dating back to 1850 and originally serving the nearby prestigious Drumtochty Castle.
    • Sleeps: 4
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