The Ship Inn - Local Attractions
Dunnottar Castle (2 miles away)
Dunnottar Castle is a spectacular ruined cliff top medieval fortress. Located about 2 miles south of Stonehaven, the enduring buildings are mainly of the 15th-16th centuries, but the site is believed to date back to the Dark Ages. The site attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It is well worth a visit to this dramatic and historical castle.
Stonehaven Open Air Heated Pool.
The Olympic size heated seawater pool is a popular attraction for visitors and locals alike. With the pool temperature at approximately 29°C / 84°F it promises fun swimming for all age groups even in the rain! Over 50 metres long and 18 metres wide, the pool was built in 1934 and during the Second World War the pool was used by local troops recreationally.
Crathes Castle (15 miles)
Is a 16th century castle near Banchory. The enchanting 16th-century tower house, Crathes is steeped in history with formal gardens, woodland walks and stunning Scottish countryside. It is around 15 miles from Stonehaven. It is a great day out with various attractions and activities on offer.
Stonehaven Golf Club
For the golf enthusiast, Stonehaven Golf club offers a warm welcome and a chance to enjoy your game against a backdrop of breath-taking scenery. The course is short but challenging. Over 100 years old the club is worth a visit.
Stonehaven Folk Festival (Every July)
Every year, this festival draws many fans to the seaside town to enjoy the best of folk music and fun. There are ceilidhs, sessions,workshops, competitions and much more to be enjoyed at one of the countries’ best festivals.
Bird Watching at Fowlsheugh (4.2 miles away)
The magnificent cliffs at Fowlsheigh are home to 130,000 seabirds in spring and summer. There are many interesting species here including puffin, kittiwake, guillemot, razorbill and fulmar. Fowlsheugh is a fabulous nature reserve to visit.
It is located about 10 minutes’ drive from the Inn. Entry is free.