The Essential
Stonehaven lies in a bay sheltered by two rocky outcrops: Downie Point to the south and Garron Point to the north. This seaside resort has many leisure facilities for holidaymakers, including an open-air swimming pool and a vast pebble beach.

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Our tour of Scotland’s most beautiful castles

Part of the United Kingdom, Scotland is a land rich in myths and legends and well-known for its fantastic castles. With over 400, you will have no lack of choice, but in case you can’t decide, here are our top five.