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There’s more to Stoney than sun, sand and summer

Stonehaven is a scorching summer holiday destination, right? Well, no, not in our opinion! This piece of coastal heaven on the north east coast of Scotland is a place for all seasons with lots of activities to keep visitors occupied all year round. There are loads of activities that you can enjoy in Stoney –

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Turkey or tatties? Whatever your taste, our festive menu tops the Christmas charts

By Colin Milne, head chef If I was to conduct a straw poll about Christmas Day dinner among the regulars in The Ship Inn’s lounge bar, you’d think they would all give turkey their vote as their favourite festive food. However, according to a more scientific poll conducted by a national supermarket, a roast bird

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Put your best foot forward with Stonehaven walks

It was beautiful but all too brief – summer is over for another year. And while we admit to having shed a tear over the loss of warm sunny days, we’re also pretty excited about the arrival of autumn. While Stonehaven always looks majestic in the summer sunshine, we love getting out and about in

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We do like to be beside the seaside

Salty water and sandy toes – there’s nothing quite like a Scottish seaside holiday. And while summer is drawing to a close, we don’t think that the seaside should only be enjoyed a few weeks of the year. Whether you visit in spring, summer, autumn or winter, there’s always something happening in Stonehaven. It’s a

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What’s SUP at The Ship?

The Ship Inn is lucky enough to occupy a prime piece of real estate in Stonehaven – a little piece of heaven where we can see the historic harbour and the stunning coastline beyond. Few people would disagree that sitting outside a sunny day with a cold drink in hand and taking in the day-to-day

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Chin chin to gin! Fiona’s guide to the perfect summer thirst quencher

By Fiona Andrew, general manager If you were to ask me to sum up what summer tastes like I’d have no hesitation in saying…gin and tonic! Although the weather so far this summer hasn’t quite been as hot as we were all hoping for after the 2018 heatwave, a refreshing gin and tonic is a

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How Hollywood Loves Dunnottar Castle

What many don’t know is that Stonehaven’s beloved Dunnottar Castle hasn’t just captured our hearts, but the hearts of Hollywood too! From inspiring directors for their sets, to appearing on television itself, Dunnottar has featured in many films and shows over the past few years.

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The Ship’s Top Tips for Visiting Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool

By Fiona Andrews, general manager If you want to get your dookers on for a swim this summer…the harbour is right in front of The Ship Inn! It may be a tad on the chilly side – but it’s convenient!

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