Don't worry - our audio tour has everything you have come to expect from us: compelling storytelling, quirky details and a point of view that goes beyond the normal tourism narrative. It just gives you the freedom to explore in your own time and focus on what you want.
Carron Tea Rooms, Stonehaven Harbour, Tolbooth Museum, Andy Scott's Dolphin Statue, Stonehaven War Memorial
You want to start in the Market Square, next to the Market buildings. These are the buildings that are actually in the square itself. You should have these buildings on your left as you look into the square.
The Market Square is a minute's walk away from Stonehaven's bus station on Barclay Street and 14 minutes' walk from the train station.
Places to stop along the way:
Giulianotti's sweet shop, Tolbooth Museum, Carron Fish Bar
Best time to walk:
We suggest that you start this tour in the morning. This means that if after the tour you want to continue from Black Hill along the coastal path to Dunnottar Castle, the castle should still be open and you can visit it (their opening hours vary depending on time of year).
If you want to try a deep fried mars bar, I'd suggest starting at around 11am so that you get to the Carron Fish Bar for their lunchtime opening hours.
Stonehaven is a very safe and welcoming town. The main thing to look out for are the drivers. Please take every care when crossing roads.
The last part of the tour takes you up to the War Memorial on Black Hill. Some of the path is uneven so we suggest you wear practical shoes.