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A fun seaside town with lots to do, Stonehaven is a great place to be on a summer’s day.

Looking at the picturesque harbour today, it is hard to believe that a 17th century captain described it as a ‘stinking hive, only for pirates and picaroons’. With a good beach, it is a nice place to have an ice-cream, or to look out over from one of the seaside cafes. The harbour’s colourful history includes landings from both sides during the Jacobite rebellion.  

A coastal boardwalk from the town can take you north to the village of Cowie, where you can see the greens used to dry fishing nets. You can continue beyond the end of the road to the Highland Boundary Fault where the fossil was found and where, geologically, the highlands meet the lowlands.
Things to see and do


Dunnottar Woods (3.5km/2 miles)


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