THE 'AULD' TOON - OUR HISTORY: A gentle stroll from the 'new' town along to the ‘Auld Toon’ and around its narrow streets and historic buildings with dramatic tales of fisherfolk, harbour life, criminals and heroes through the ages.
The ‘Auld Toon’ or ‘the Stanehyve’ as it was known dates back to the 16th Century with the oldest building, the Tolbooth, dated 1560. It became a county town in 1600 after King James transferred the courts from the now vanished town of Kincardine. The Auld Toon has witnessed many events throughout its history and several houses and buildings have survived centuries with stories to tell. Walk with us from the New Town to the Old on a wee trip back in time.
We’ll introduce you to Stonehaven from the Market Square and begin our walk along the beachfront, entering the Auld Toon by the Tolbooth. We’ll look at the harbour and its history then make our way along the pier, past The Ship Inn and Marine Hotel. Winding through some of the narrow lanes we’ll come to the High Street and make our way up it stopping at several sites on the way. We continue round to Bridgefield and across the Carron River back to the Market Square.
This is a slower, shorter walk for those who would like to get to know our town but don’t feel up to a longer walk or the coastal path climb.
Distance is approx 2 miles and takes around 1.5 - 2 hours.
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Faulty Tours offer small group and private guided walks around Stonehaven and surrounding countryside. Our friendly guides are passionate about our hometown, its stunning scenery, its vibrant history and look forward to sharing this with you on our relaxed, informal walks. Join us and experience ‘slow tourism’ - really immerse yourself in the area, relax, connect with nature and appreciate the natural environment around us. Enjoy interesting routes through woodland, along coastal paths and across beaches while learning about local history, geography and a wee bit of geology too.
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