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Top Choice Seafood in Stonehaven

Tolbooth Restaurant

Set in the 17th-century Tolbooth building overlooking the harbour, and decorated with local art and crisp white linen, this is one of the best seafood restaurants in the region. Daily specials include dishes such as…
Top Choice Seafood in Stonehaven

Creel Inn

Set in the tiny fishing village of Catterline, 5 miles south of Stonehaven, the Creel is a rustic pub with thick stone walls, low ceilings and open fireplaces, famous for its menu of locally caught fish and shellfis…
Castle in Stonehaven

Dunnottar Castle

A pleasant, 20-minute walk along the clifftops south of Stonehaven harbour leads to the spectacular ruins of Dunnottar Castle, spread out across a grassy promontory 50m above the sea. As dramatic a film set as any d…
Seafood in Stonehaven

Marine Hotel

Polished wood, brass taps, bare stone and muted colours give this popular harbourside pub, run by Stonehaven's own Six Degrees North craft brewery, a trad-meets-boutique look; there are half a dozen real ales on tap…
Cultural in Stonehaven

Fireball Ceremony

Stonehaven's famous Fireball Ceremony takes place on Hogmanay, when people parade along High St at midnight swinging blazing fireballs around their heads before throwing them into the harbour.
Beer in Stonehaven

Stonehaven Midsummer Beer Happening

Home to the Six Degrees North craft brewery and several excellent real ale pubs, Stonehaven makes a great setting for this convivial three-day celebration of artisan beers.
Music in Stonehaven

Stonehaven Folk Festival

The town fills with musicians for this lively four-day folk festival.
Museum in Stonehaven

Tolbooth Museum

Housed in Stonehaven's oldest building, dating from the late 16th century, this museum is dedicated to the town's history and to the building's own past use as courthouse and prison.