The Ship Inn
“Warm atmosphere at old property overlooking the pretty harbour” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This popular inn overlooks the harbour in Stonehaven and has been a fixture since 1771. Bedrooms and bathrooms offer good levels of comfort; many have views of the harbour. The Lounge Bar serves a host of whiskies and real ales, while the Captain's Table restaurant specialises in fresh local fish and some spectacular meats. Close to Aberdeen and the A90, the property is in an excellent location for those looking for peace and tranquillity.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 11
- Family bedrooms: 2
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Open all year
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Visitors to Aberdeenshire with any kind of interest in history are in for a treat. There are more castles to the acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else in Britain. They range from evocative ruins to lonely tower houses, from well-kept baronial strongholds to royal palaces. Four notable castles worth factoring into your itinerary are Dunnottar, Fyvie, Huntly and Tolquhon.
At Buchan Ness you’ll find yourself at the easternmost point of Scotland. From here you can follow the coast further down this stunning north-east shoulder of Scotland south to Peterhead, once an important whaling community. Beyond it is Aberdeen, where the eastern spur of the Grampians gives way to the North Sea, and two famous salmon rivers, the Don and the Dee, reach the end of their spectacular journey.
Heading west out of Scotland’s granite city, you are soon in a magical world of heather moorland, rolling hills and densely wooded valleys, cut by meandering rivers and picturesque lochs. It is here that you can discover the staggering number of castles and ancient strongholds. However, it’s not all palaces and ruins. Bottlenose dolphins are an everyday sight in the Moray Firth and off the Aberdeenshire coast so grab your binoculars and head to the shores.
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