Local Attractions

Dunnottar Castle
A real Scottish landmark steeped in history and formerly home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. Now a dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting, indeed a popular wedding venue! A must for all visitors to Stonehaven.
The UK's only Olympic-sized Open Air Pool
An art deco, fully filtrated sea water, heated open air swimming pool! A Scottish Tourist Board 4-star visitor attraction.
The Tollbooth Museum
Depicting the history of the town.
The War Memorial
Stands over-looking the town and commemorates the people of Stonehaven who have lost their lives in conflict.
Other Recreations - The town has a popular eighteen-hole golf course with cliff-top greens, a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, bowling green, tennis courts and new skate park.

Other Attractions

Highlights of other annual events:
  The Famous Televised Fire Balls Festival
A unique pagan ritual held every Hogmanay involving locals swinging fireballs through the town's streets to ward off the evil spirits of the previous year! The fireballs are ultimately thrown into the sea!
The Folk Festival
Attracting well-known acts such as The Peatbog Fairies & Eddie Reader. The town plays host to a long weekend of folk music with the bars bustling with musicians and those enjoying the occasion.
  The Feein' Market
Historically when the farmers came in to town to hire workers for the summer.


Organising Group / Club

2011 Dates

Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool

The Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool

28th May to 4th September (TBC)

Stonehaven Feein' Market

Stonehaven & District Lions Club

4th June

Stonehaven Folk Festival

Stonehaven Folk Festival

7th to 10th July

Stonehaven Highlands Games

Stonehaven Highland Games Association

17th July

Stonehaven Annual Art Exhibition

Stonehaven Art Club

30th July to 7th August

Stonehaven Harbour Hi-Jinks

Stonehaven & District Round Table


MRI Harbour Festival

Maritime Rescue Institute

21st August

Stonehaven Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Stonehaven & District Round Table

6th November

Stonehaven Hogmanay Ceilidh

Stonehaven Folk Festival

31st December

Stonehaven Open Air In The Square Hogmanay Party

Stonehaven OAITS Committee

31st December

Stonehaven Fireball Festival

Stonehaven Fireballs Association

31st December