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Royal Arch Riverside Park Nearby Attractions



Royal Arch Riverside park has partnered with the multi award winning Sup2Summit to offer holiday guests outdoor adventures from Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Axe Throwing, Bushcraft, Rock Climbing plus Mountain Bike and Sup Hire

Many of these activities are held on the grounds at Royal Arch, it’s for everyone, young and old. Sup2summits priority, second to your safety and welfare, is that you’re having fun!

Be sure to check out their website for a list of all events Sup2Summit


Brechin Castle Garden Centre 

The Brechin Castle Garden Centre is a shot drive from the Royal Arch Riverside Park.  Set across a 70 acre Country Park not only offers a picturesque setting, but also an intriguing fairy trail through our surrounding woodland, along with a wide range of activities for all the family.

The play area offers everything from all terrain go-karts and sledge runs to a farm themed courtyard with pedal tractors, climbing structures and water play. The giant sandpit is certain to keep the children busy along with our popular jumping pillows, crazy golf, and much more.

We highly recommend visiting for that perfect family day out.  Find out more by visiting Brechin Castle Garden Centre


Dunnotter Castle


Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland about 2 miles south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, 

Dunnottar is best known as the place where the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's invading army in the 17th century. 

The ruins of the castle are spread over 1.4 hectares (3 1⁄2 acres), surrounded by steep cliffs that drop to the North Sea, 160 feet (50 metres) below.

Skiing Down the Slope

Glenshee Ski Centre


Glenshee Ski Centre is the largest ski resort in Scotland and is sometimes referred to as the Scottish three glens. It is located in Aberdeenshire and to the north of Spittal of Glenshee, on the A93 road between Blairgowrie and Braemar in the southern Highlands of Scotland. 

The Glenshee resort guide summary is: Glenshee has 25 lifts within its 789 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 375m of vertical range and surrounding area.


  • Season opens 20 Dec 2020

  • Season closes 5 Apr 2021


Scotland's Whisky Trail

Nestled at the foot of Deeside and the cairn o’ mount gateway to the Cairngorms mountain range and national park.   The Royal Arch riverside park is set in the perfect location for anyone wishing to travel along the Whisky trail.   

Private tours in Scotland exploring the history, environment and whisky of Speyside and Royal Deeside. Visits to distilleries, castles and historic sites.

Montrose Beach

Less than a 15-minute drive takes you to one of the most enchanting towns in Scotland, Montrose, Angus has an unspoiled beach where the golden sands stretch for miles and as far as the eye can see.   The Montrose beach stretches beyond the south esk estuary and joins the coastal village of St Cyrus. 

Montrose Basin is a nearly circular tidal basin which makes up part of the estuary of the River South Esk and which sits just inland of the town of Montrose in Angus on the east coast of Scotland.

Large flocks of pink-footed goose and greylag goose use the basin to roost in and feed in the surrounding farmland. As well as wintering eiders the basin supports a large breeding population. In all 213 species of bird have been recorded on the basin.


Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle is a large estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, owned by Queen Elizabeth II. It is near the village of Crathie, 9 miles west of Ballater and 50 miles west of Aberdeen.

Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852.

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