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Maggies Travlogue Scotland - Stonehaven

If you are planning a tour of Scotland in ahired motorhomeor rented campervan, I have prepared some information that may assist your travels


Stonehaven lies on the main road and rail routes, fifteen miles south of Aberdeen This proximity and its good transport links have ensured that Stonehaven has benefitted from the oil wealth generated by its northern neighbor over the past quarter century. But despite this the town had maintained its own very distinctive character and charm.

Getting There: Stonehaven is very easily reached from the major east coast cities in Scotland.

From Aberdeen, it’s just 20 minutes by train, with departures regular throughout the day From Dundee, approximately 50 minutes by train (again – regular departures as it’s on the main Edinburgh-Aberdeen line Edinburgh by train is 2 hours away


Arbuthnott House and Gardens

Conducted tours round this famous property are available on certain days while the gardens are open all the year round

Crathes Castle

Some 3 miles east of Banchory and 14 miles from Stonehaven, this is a real fairy-tale castle – a definite must.

Fettercairn Distillery

Fettercairn Distillery is just a few miles south of Stonehaven. This was originally founded in 1824 and reconstructed after damage 1887 – 1890

Nearby Camping:

Cloak Caravan Park, Stonehaven, 01569 750232

Stonehaven Queen Elizabeth Caravan Park, Stonehaven, 01569 764041

About me: I’m Maggie and work for the Motorhome Hire Network (Motorhome City,HirebuddiesandFreedom of Scotland Motorhome Hire. We provide a network of motorhomes to hire and campervans to rent, with over 240 locations throughout the UK. If you would like to find out more, please visit our websites, or if you wish to book a motorhome or campervan, just give us a call on our local rate number 0845 527 3572.

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