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Things to do in the area

As any tourist will tell you, Aberdeenshire is one of the most attractive destinations in the UK. A mixture of dramatic scenery and a good range of attractions make Aberdeenshire an ideal port of call on any tour of Scotland. Aberdeenshire offers a wide variety of scenery from its unspoilt coast to the spectacular Grampian Mountains.

More on what Aberdeenshire has to offer can be found at Visit Aberdeenshire

Catterline Village

Only a 10 minute walk from our park you will find the historic village of Catterline with its very own shingle bay and harbour. Once a busy fishing port, now the ideal location for a peaceful walk to take in the scenery, especially after a delicious meal at the local Creel Inn Restaurant!
The famous artist Joan Eardley lived in the village in the 1950s, some of her paintings of the village and surrounding areas are on display nationwide including the nearby Aberdeen Art Gallery

Dunnottar Castle

Visit Dunnottar Castle for an unforgettable experience. A dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting. Famously it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell's army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels, the 'Honours of Scotland', from destruction!

Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool

Only 4 miles from the park you will find a heated outdoor Olympic-sized pool. Built in June 1934 the pool is still one of the main attractions during summer, bringing people from all over. Only one other pool of the era still operates in Scotland!

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For those avid bird watchers and adventurers we are lucky to have the largest mainland seabird colony on the east coast of Scotland only a 15 minute walk from the park. Many species such as Guillemots, Razorbills and Kittiwakes, along with a few Puffins and Fulmars too can be spotted here. If you're lucky, you might also spot Grey Seals and dolphins in the water!

Walks

Aberdeenshire is full of countless scenic walks in the surrounding area ranging from sandy beaches, woodlands, castle grounds, Glens and not forgetting the Cairngorm National Park which hosts 55 Munros (Mountain over 914 metres) to tackle, the closest being Mount Keen in the beautiful Glen Esk.
We also have a small woodland adjacent to the park which can be enjoyed by all visitors and perfect for walking the dog.

Highland Cows

Say hello to the Highland cows which graze the fields nearby. We have several Highland cattle which graze the fields surrounding the caravan park. Over the years they have become quite famous, regularly getting their photo taken! They have even appeared on Channel 4's Village of the Year!

Stonehaven

Stonehaven is a lovely harbour town only 10 minutes from our park, hosting its famous fireball ceremony every Hogmany. Stonehaven has many attractions including its beautifull working harbour, lined with excellent seasfood resturants and pubs.

Paddleboarding & Kayaking

Catterline Bay is very popular for paddle boarding and kayaking. In the Summer months paddle boarding tours are regularly held at Catterline Bay, the absolute best way to experience the beautiful coastline!

Golf

With over 70 golf courses in the surrounding Aberdeen and Grampian area, we are located right in the centre of golfing paradise for keen golfers. To the south we have the very famous Carnoustie Golf Club, hosting 7 Open Championships this course is known to many as one of the hardest courses to play in the world!
Only 30 minutes to the north, we have the highly anticipated Trump International Golf Course, which was only recently opened.

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