Dunnottar Mains

Bed & Breakfast

Stonehaven Fireballs

Learn about the Famous Stonehaven Fireballs Cermony. For full details please read on here

Long Term Booking

We are happy to let our rooms in the long term, minimum stay 3 nights. For more information try here

4 Star Award4 Star Award

Here at Dunnottar Mains we have been awarded 4 Star status from the British Tourist Board.

Dunnottar Mains Bed & Breakfast

Stonehaven & Surrounding Area

Stonehaven is a seaside town with a variety of shops situated around the Market Square. Many hotels, pubs and eateries serve foods which can be found to suit most tastes. One such pub is the Royal Hotel, just off the square, Ideal for the whole family. For something a little different why not visit the Art Deco Carron Restaurant for that special meal beautifully restored to its natural self.


We have the only heated outdoor swimming pool in Scotland which can be found down at the beach side, as can the indoor one. We also have a beach, tennis courts, bowling greens (indoor/outdoor), outdoor putting, amusement arcades for the children, cafes and just a short drive North is Stonehaven Golf course.

  • Stonehaven Harbour
  • Stonehaven Outdoor Pool

Further South along the coast is the Harbour which is still used to land catches but mainly for pleasure. Along the harbour front are two public houses which cater for the flow of customers who choose to sit outside in the sunshine, or on the sand. Several boats sail from the harbour during the summer months past Dunnottar Castle and occasionally to the bird sanctuary further down the coast.

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle which was previously mentioned is open from Easter Weekend to October: Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 2-5pm. November to Easter Weekend: Monday - Friday 9am-sunset Closed Saturday and Sunday

Admission Price - Adults: £3.50 Children under 16: £1.00

Stonehaven War Memorial is a particularly noticeable monument, standing on top of the Black Hill just North of the Bed and Breakfast. It is often thought of as being in a poor state of repair but this is the way it was designed to look - as unfinished or ruined as the lives of those it commemorates.

  • Dunnottar Castle
  • War Memorial

The Lewis Grassic Gibbon Centre is only 5 miles away and offers some history about James Leslie Mitchell who captured the harshness of life in the Mearns. His earthy writing style has endeared him to thousands of Scots at home and abroad and led to the opening of a centre in his memory in Arbuthnott in 1992.

Open April - October , 10AM - 4.40PM

Telephone ~ 01569 361668

Scattered down the coast are fishing villages, including Kinneff. This is where the crown jewels were hidden after being smuggled from Dunnottar Castle to prevent them from being stolen. The village of Catterline is also South, famous for the artist Joan Eardley.