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Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Stonehaven Coast Staycation

We’ve teamed up with VisitScotland to help you plan a staycation to remember. With its rich history, stunning landscapes and unforgettable attractions, it’s no wonder Scotland is a top destination for UK holidaymakers. 

From adventurous holidays to relaxing and romantic breaks - there’s a staycation for everyone to enjoy in the Stonehaven area. At Dalriada, we can’t wait to welcome you! Below we share some tips and amazing things to do during your stay.

Always check the latest government advice around restrictions so that you know what you need to before travelling.

Fancy an afternoon of wildlife spotting?

Head on down to Fowlsheugh nature reserve for the ultimate seabird watching experience. Every year over 130,000 birds flock to the cliffs to breed and nest, and it’s a truly spectacular sight! Spot puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills, and fulmars. You’ll even get a birdseye-view of the water below where you might be lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins or minke whales. There are also fantastic nature trails and coastal walks in the surrounding area.

Curious Traveller

Feeling adventurous?

Thrillseekers will enjoy Stonehaven Paddleboarding, which is suitable for all the family. Start off by learning the basics in Stonehaven Harbour before heading out to explore the stunning coastline while you perfect your technique. Why not book a guided tour, where you’ll pass by coastal caves, wildlife such as seals, dolphins and puffins and the iconic Dunnottar Castle.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast you’re in luck, our properties come fully equipped for up to four people and each has a secure kit house for four sets of golf clubs, bikes, fishing equipment or walking gear.

Landmark Enthusiast

Calling all landmark enthusiasts

Dunnottar Castle is a must-see for any history fan or Scottish castle enthusiast. The ruined yet majestic cliff-top fortress, which sits on the edge of the North Sea, is an unforgettable sight. The oldest remaining part of the Castle is the Keep, which was completed in around 1392.

Its fascinating history saw Mary Queen of Scots, William Wallace, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II grace its grounds with their presence. Dunnottar Castle also played an important shielding role in the siege of the Scottish Crown Jewels, when they were smuggled out of the castle to safety at Kinneff Church. The crown jewels, also known as the Honours of Scotland, remained there until the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

Ready to plan the perfect staycation?

Check out our off the beaten track holiday ideas and itineraries for more things to do. We’re passionate about all the amazing things our local area has to offer - and would love to share recommendations with you for your staycation.

Book your stay at one of our eight luxury, self-catering lodges now!