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Stonehaven Queen Elizabeth CAMC Site Review

On our way north to the Grantown On Spey event in August 2019 we stayed off for a few nights at the above site with three other sets of members. It is situated along a promenade road adjacent to the town, sports centre and open air swimming pool. There are 76 pitches, eight of which are serviced pitches and there are 3 camping allotted spaces.

The historic town and harbour of Stonehaven, with its quaint shops and choice of restaurants overlooking the bay, is just a short walk away along the promenade. An art deco open-air Olympic size swimming pool is within walking distance of the site, and there is a leisure centre in the adjacent village of Cowie with a covered pool amongst other facilities. There is also a challenging cliff top golf course nearby. There are scenic beach walks to the cliffs of Dunnottar Castle, just 2 miles away, and a wide choice of footpaths and cycle routes amongst the attractive countryside nearby. Further afield is Aberdeen which has become a popular tourist destination.

Within a short distance of the site entrance there is an amazing fish & chip restaurant and carry out with some of the best tasting fish according to our group. We were on a taste mission while we stayed in the lovely summer sun and had to try the Italian ice cream from the shop located next to the fish bar but it wasn't easy doing this research for you as there were enormous queues on several days we passed but then took our opportunity when there was a lull and could easily realise that the scots know a thing or two about quality and taste as it was delicious.

I can highly recommend this site both on location to tour Aberdeen city and the shire along with a lovely historic town and coastal villages.

1 Response

  1. Gordon Smart

    We too can vouch for this excellent site and it’s location, especially the famous fish & chips and the ice cream. Many travel miles at weekends for this ice cream hence the queue, but it is worth it. Most of the fish and chip shops and ice cream shops in the NE corner of Scotland are owned by third generation Italians who’s ancestors fled poverty stricken central Italy in the 1890’s and settled in N E Aberdeenshire.
    Not to be missed for a longer stay in the area is royal Deeside. The lovely town of Banchory is only about 10 miles from Stonehaven and further along is the Royal town of Ballater and Balmoral Castle Also the smaller Crathes Castle, now owned by the NT for Scotland but was once part of the Royal forrest of Drum. Another attraction is Feugh Bridge where the river Dee meets the river Feugh to watch the salmon leaping over the water….
    For railway lovers there’s the Royal Deeside railway and its Victorian station.

    How do I know all this. I was born and brought up in Peterhead some 40 miles along the coast from Stonehaven and 30 miles north of Aberdeen. As a young boy I would come with my parents in our caravan and stay on this site which at the time was council owned and my grandparents had a static at Banchory. So may memory’s of this site AND the outdoor swimming pool

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