Sunday, 24 June 2012

Spotting in Stonehaven

This clock tower is sported by Stonehaven Town Hall, a lovely C19th building with this spectacularly Wren/Hawksmoor style baroque tower which looms over the town.

Stonehaven is one of my favourite places, a picturesque fishing village just south of Aberdeen. There are nice pubs around the sandy harbour full of boats, where we took the in-laws for lunch.

There is also lots of interesting shopping. My favourite shops are:

John Briggs Persian Carpet Specialist (a wonderfully exotic shop in a historic building, full of lovely carpets amd textiles from Turkey and Iran.)
Dunnottar Wines and Spirits (unusual selections of micro-beers, wines, champagnes, gin, whisky etc. Friendly staff and free tastings.)
E Guilianotti Sweets (proper old fashioned sweetshop with lovely historic interior.)

1 comment:

Leen said...

Enjoy this one Lal. I remember the harbour and cafes. Lovely place.