Dunnottar Castle, This is probably Stonehaven's best known landmark and is well worth a visit. The castle played a key role in Scottish history with the Crown Jewels being in residence there for a period. It was also famously used in the making of Mel Gibson's ‘Hamlet’. The castle is situated about 2 miles from Stonehaven and is accessible by car or by foot.

Dunnottar Woods

these beautiful woods can be accessed from within the town and provide extensive walks through mature trees and host many local historic points of interest, notably Dunnottar Church, the Shell House, Lady Kennedy’s Bath and Gallow Hill.


Stonehaven boasts Scotland’s only outdoor, heated, Olympic sized swimming pool which is open from June until the end of August. This Art Deco pool is a salt water pool which is heated to a rather comfortable 86 degrees. There's also an indoor pool sited in the town’s Leisure Centre

War Memorial

- This lies on the hill above Stonehaven and commemorates those who fell during the two world wars


At the north end of the town there is an 18 hole golf course, visitors are welcome to have a game on this challenging course.


At the south end of the town lies the picturesque harbour where you’ll find the Tolbooth Museum, this museum tells the history of Stonehaven and is open from June to October.

Bowling, Tennis & Putting

These can all be found at the sea front and are open throughout the summer season


permits are available to visitors for brown trout on the local River.