Stonehaven - Dunnottar Woods - Dunottar Castle

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This walk starts in the town centre where there is a car park. It soon leaves the streets and leads through the quiet deciduous Dunnottar Woods in which there is an old building known as the Shell House, because the interior is picturesquely decorated with seashells. Continuing past the high walls of what is now a garden centre, it crosses a small road to proceed once more through deciduous woodland. On the way through the woods it passes the ruins of a stone structure known as Lady Kennedy's Bath.

After leaving this section, the walk follows quiet roads before reaching Dunnottar Castle. From here there is a cliff path which leads back to Stonehaven, but because of erosion this part may not be accessible and it may be necessary to follow a pavement back to the town.
The route gives spectacular views over the town and its harbour. A steep path leads down to the harbour area where hotels, shops and toilets are found. Also in this part of town is one of the oldest buildings in Stonehaven, the Tolbooth, now a museum.
Finally the walk continues along a boardwalk along the seashore and leads back to the town centre.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Coast


Ancient Monument, Castle, Food Shop, Great Views, Museum, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Woodland