Kincardineshire Tourist Guide


Kincardineshire, also known as the Mearns, is a historic county located in northeastern part of Scotland and along the North Sea coast south of Aberdeen. It once served as the landmark of northern boundary during the brief Roman penetration of Scotland then eventually became a part of the kingdom of the Picts, later on merging with the kingdom of the Scots.

Exotic Kincardineshire is outlined by historic castles, stately homes, panoramic cliffs and natural features such as the Cowie Water, Carron Water and Burn of Pheppie, Another main attraction spot is the Murchalls Castle, located on high ground with a sweeping view of the panoramic North Sea. From here, you can reach the North Sea by less than a half mile in distance. The Murchalls Castle lies on the ancient Causey Mounth road connecting Stonehaven to Aberdeen through the Portlethen Moss. Muchalls Castle has general panorama to the south and east of a gorge that was the northernmost spot of the Roman armed forcess progress into the high ground. The Romans constructed a chief military camp, Raedykes about three miles to the southeast, and this has generated countless expensive and remarkable relics.

Close by is The Stonehaven Tolbooth, the place where Episcopal clergy were locked up for performing services at the chapel on the Muchalls Castle domain. Additional distinguished edifice neighboring that have historical associations to Muchalls Castle are Fetteresso Castle, a historic and  fortified tower house which was built in the 14th century. This clearly showed evidence of prehistoric use in this building. This tower later on was rebuilt during the 17th century as a Palladian Manor. On the other hand, the Dunnottar Castle is a medieval ruins located on the rocky headland of north east Scotland. This castle has existed since the dark ages and has played an important part in history from the middle ages until the enlightenment largely because of its location overlooking the harbor of Scotland. Meanwhile other notable establishments that are sure to draw crowds include the Crathes Castle. This was built on the 14th century and was once owned by the Burnetts of Leys for more than 4 centuries however, today this is open to the public and is being managed by the National Trust For Scotland. Finally, Monboddo House is the abode of James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, the father of contemporary historical linguistics and a pre-evolutionary philosopher.

Kincardineshire is abound with cliff-top walks and stunning views of the countryside that can be explored by car, bus, bike or even on foot. There are coastal parks and nature reserves as well as events, activities and entertainment for all ages and interests. Every kind of sport to play or watch including colourful carnivals and historic re-enactments are all here. The tourist will also find art, music and literary festivals and elegant places to stay by the sea and in the county. Indeed, right in front of you are an impressive choice of good places to eat and drink including well-maintained play centres for kids and night spots for clubbers.