"South & Royal Deeside & Stonehaven" Top 5 Page for this destination Stonehaven by scottishvisitor

Stonehaven Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 130 photos

Dee side for yourself!

Aberdeenshire has many small towns & villages with small but interesting things to do & see - again VT caught me out with a place name and so Stonehaven will be the destination but this page will also include lots of little places like Mary Culter and south Deeside in general. Over the Summer I hope to show you some of this scenic area stretching from Maryculter just 4 miles south of Aberdeen to Stonehaven with its historic castle. I returned to Deeside in April to capture a lovely spring day which included relaxing in the sunshine and some country walks.

Stonehaven I finally returned

Stonehaven is a place I often visited when my sons were small boys. I re visited in November - a wee bit latter than the planned summer trips. Stonehaven's biggest feature is undoubtly the romantic and thought provoking ruins of Dunnottar Castle.

Away from the Sea & into the hills & forests

A short winter break over Christmas saw us enjoying some seasonal frosty weather and great company of friends at Cambus O May near Ballater. The small village of Ballater is quite close to Balmoral so when spring arrives I will re visit this area to show you Ballater's highlights, Balmoral and the little villages and towns which make up Royal Deeside.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Spectacular scenery with a touch of the unusual
  • Cons:Haar - Oh Aarr but just on the coast
  • Last visit to Stonehaven: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 13, 2007
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    The town seems to have so much culture and beauty. Nice presentation of the town and the pictures are fantastic.

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 6:49 AM

    Stonehaven ! i love to visit one day. great picture of Blairs College

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2009 at 5:18 AM

    Excellent Stonehaven page with lovely photos! Attractions such as the Tolbooth and Dunnotar Castle certainly look interesting to visit. Thanks for sharing. ~ho & pang

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2007 at 4:40 AM

    Looks like a nice area. Although I like visiting cities, it's always nice to get away and see the countryside in places I visit, so the forests and scenery there would appeal to me.

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2007 at 5:44 AM

    Thank you for visiting my Ypres page. If I am a fan of the Welsh Guards I'm also very fond of the Scottish regiments and bag pipe military bands.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2007 at 3:34 PM

    Another very nice area close to home. Beautiful winter photos. The sticky pudding sounds delicious.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2007 at 12:40 PM

    The name of Dunnotar reminds me sweet memories of my first visit to Scotland! This is a great place and I enjoyed it a lot! Superb photos and a great page!

  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2007 at 12:11 PM

    Dunnottar Castle is one of my best castle!!! One of the best Scottish landscape!!! I'd like to return!!!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2007 at 5:24 AM

    Joan, lovely page about this Scottish gem. I have been twice to Scotland in 1996 and 1999, but unfortunately missed Stonehaven with its famous Dunnottar Castle. Another reason to return .... :-)

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2007 at 10:28 AM

    I'm sure this area would suit both nature lovers and those keen on history and sightseeing. I'm impressed with your knowledge of details. Excellent page.

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