Local Area, Local Attractions, Food and Fun

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven  Tel: 01569 762173

Dunnottar Castle:

Open: Easter-Oct: Mon-Sat 9.00am-6.00pm, Sun 2.00pm-5.00pm Nov-Mar: Mon-Fri 9.00am-sunset Ruined fortress dating from 12th century, spectacular setting. Scene of Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven Tel: 01569 762173Dunnottar Castle Website
National Nature Reserve, St Cyrus, Montrose Tel: 01674 830736

National Nature Reserve, St Cyrus:

Open May-Sept, various times, phone for details Visitor Centre, audio visual, marine life tank, dunes, cliffs and saltmarsh

National Nature Reserve, St Cyrus, Montrose Tel: 01674 830736St Cyrus National Nature Reserve Website
Montrose Air Station Museum, Waldron Road, Montrose Tel: 01674 674210

Montrose Air Station Museum:

The VERY FIRST RAF aerodrome, this is a fascinating visit, ghosts and all!

Montrose Air Station Museum, Waldron Road, Montrose Tel: 01674 674210 Montrose Air Station Museum Website
Grassic Gibbon Centre, Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk Tel: 01561 361668

Sunset Song; The Grassic Gibbon Centre

Lewis Grassic Gibbon is the celebrated pen-name of James Leslie Mitchell, one of the outstanding figures in Scottish Literature, world famous as the author of Sunset Song – released as a major film in 2015

Grassic Gibbon Centre, Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk Tel: 01561 361668Grassic Gibbon Website
Fettercairn Whisky Distillery, 44 (0)1561 340 205 for Visitor Centre

Fettercairn Whisky Distillery:

In operation since 1824, making it one of Scotland’s oldest malt whisky distilleries. The Distillery is snugly tucked away at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains from which it takes spring water supplies. .

Fettercairn Whisky Distillery, 44 (0)1561 340 205 for Visitor CentreFettercairn Whisky Distillery Website
Great Golfing Location near Carnoustie and even St Andrews!

Golf, Golf Golf!

There is no better base for the Golfer to explore!  Arguably the  world’s most reowned and certainly one of the most challenging courses Carnoustie is just down the road from our own Montrose, the 5th oldest course in the world.  This is no surprise really when we are only 1 ½ hours drive north of St Andrews, the very home of the Game.  There are over 70  Golf Courses in Aberdeenshire and the Wider North East.

Great Golfing Location near Carnoustie and even St Andrews!The Visit Scotland website’s Aberdeen Golf listings.
Stonehaven Town

Stonehaven Town:
(9 miles North) , Scene of the Fire Balls ceremony every New Year a bustling harbour town with good pubs and many eateries!

Stonehaven TownStonehaven Town Website
Montrose Town

Montrose Town:
Historic, links golf, museums and a super wildlife observatory at the Montrose basin this is 2 or 3 days touring alone!

Montrose TownMontrose Town Website
The Creel Restaurant

The Creel Restaurant:
(5 miles North) , Super seafood  and many more options, featuring real ales.

The Creel RestaurantThe Creel Restaurant Website
Lairhillock Restaurant

Lairhillock Restaurant:

Featuring two restaurants  on the same site with many awards

Lairhillock RestaurantLairhillock Restaurant Website
The Bervie Chipper

The Bervie Chipper!
(in the village 1 1/2 miles away) no less famous than the highly commended eateries above, our own chip shop is highly commended having also won many awards!

The Bervie ChipperThe Bervie Chipper Website