Things to do Locally

  • Northend Cottage is ideally situated for trips to the coastline with its sandy bays, (St. Cyrus beach is quite stunning) and spectacular cliffs. A must for both young and old!
  • The Coast Trail; The Whisky Trail; The Castle Trail; The Heritage Trail – information for all of these can be found at the cottage or visit
  • Birdwatching – in addition to the many seabirds which may be seen from the Cottage windows, keen birderwatchers will delight in the Montrose Basin where the Nature Reserve provides a perfect habitat for many migrant and resident species. Also Fowlsheugh RSPB Reserve, less than 2miles away,, is one of the most exciting and largest seabird colonies on mainland Britain, with over 60,000 birds.
  • Walking -The area is full of woodland and coastal walks or head to the hills, with the Angus Glens, Royal Deeside and the Cairngorn National Park within easy reach There are a number of walks both coastal and woodland that are close at hand and information on these can be found within the Cottage.
  • Golf - There are many excellent golf courses locally including the Championship course at Carnoustie which is within an hours’ drive. Or why not try test your skills at the new Trump course at Balmedie.
  • Fishing - The world class salmon rivers of the North and South Esk, River Dee and River Don (also renowned for its brown trout) are all in the area Charter a boat from the picuresque fishing port of Stonehaven if sea fishing is more your sport.
  • Galleries – there are a number of local artist who display their works in and around the area, to the south at Johnshaven, Stonehaven and in Catterline its self . Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums are a short drive.
  • Stonehaven Art Deco Outdor Pool – olympic sized saltwater filtrated seawater pool, (29c/84f) open thoughout the summer months with weekly midnight swims.
  • Stonehaven’s Childrens Activity play park with skate board park situated next to the outdoor swimming pool
  • Fun for the whole family at Storybook Glen
  • Scotlands first science and discovery centre



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