Standing just to the west of Fettercairn, Balbegno Castle offers luxurious, friendly and authentically Scottish self-catering accommodation for up to 13 people. It is also a beautiful setting for larger gatherings or a wedding.
tel: 01561 340 206
Excellent convenience store in the centre of Fettercairn, about a mile away. Groceries, fruit and veg, newspapers, video hire.
Ramsay Arms Hotel & Restaurant
tel: 01561 340 334
Real food, real ale, real fires and really friendly.
The Arch Bistro
tel: 01561 340 592
Locally-sourced fine food in a warm and atmospheric setting.
Finzean Estate Farm Shop
tel: 01330 850 710
Superb showcase for local suppliers of home-reared beef, Finzean wild venison, game and rabbit, local vegetables, award-winning cheeses, hand-baked bread, pork, free range eggs, Finzean honey,
preserves and ready-made meals.
Castleton Farm Shop
tel: 01561 321 155
Situated in the rolling countryside of the Mearns, Castleton Farm is one of the most northerly leading soft fruit growers in Scotland, producing award-winning fruit from May until November. The farm shop sells local produce at its best.
Balmakewan Farm Shop
tel: 01674 840 488
Very near Laurencekirk, this disused coach house has been turned into a farm shop with adjoining tea room.
Brechin Castle Garden Centre
Angus DD9 6RL
tel: 01356 626 813
Wonderful garden centre set in 70 acres of country parkland in Angus, with warm and friendly coffee shop and unusual gifts.
tel: 01561 340 205
One of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland.
St Cyrus Beach
Long, deserted, sandy beach, about 20 minutes’ drive away.
A favourite and much-climbed hill, about 20 minutes’ drive away.
tel: 01339 742 534
The royal family’s home in Scotland, about an hour’s drive away.