It is the county town of the historic county of Kincardineshire or The Mearns and the present day county of Aberdeenshire. It grew around an Iron Age fishing village, now the Auld Toon, and expanded inland from the Seaside.
As late as the 16th century, old maps indicate the town was called Stonehyve or Stonehive.
Stonehaven is an ever expanding town with a current population of around eleven thousand inhabitants. Only 15 miles south of Aberdeen city, the town is situated on the north east coast of Scotland.
Stonehaven boasts the only Olympic sized open air swimming pool in Scotland, one of the most picturesque harbour areas in the country, Dunnottar castle, an 18 hole links golf course and so much more! The list of things to see and do in Stonehaven is so great we can't possibly list everything on this page. We invite you to browse this website to find out more!