Masons Arms Hotel

The Area

Within the town itself there is a beautiful beach, vibrant harbour, and long cliffside stroll with exceptional views stretching miles along the coastline. There is also a well kept golf course and a vast array of historical features and plots which are free and open to explore at any time.


A local Harbour...

Vibrant local harbour for fishing boats and anglers alike who wish to take advantage of the plentiful sealife presence; including mackerel, lobsters, crabs, to name a few.


Children friendly beach...

The local beach is well kept and has been awarded blue flag status. This beach is perfect for picnics, swimming, windsurfing, scuba diving and coastal walking, with the beach being linked to an extensive network of coastal paths.

coastal paths

Beautiful countryside...

Here is just a taster of the stunning scenery that can be seen all around Rosehearty on one of it's many coastal routes that are ideal for long or short strolls, cycling, photography opportunities and more.

pitsligo castle

Castle ruins...

At the top of the village; with a stunning view over the whole village and coastline; lies the ruins of Pitsligo Castle. This is open to explore at any time and no fees apply. The castle dates from 1424 when it was originally built by the Frasers of Philorth.

golf club

Discount on a golf fees for all guests...

One of several courses in the area; enjoy a scenic and rewarding game of golf on Rosehearty's coastal golf course; located directly across from the Masons Arms hotel. This course can be played as either a 9 or 18 hole course and boasts spectacular views as well as an accommodating mix of challenging and enjoyable holes. This course is suitable for all ages and discounts on the playing fees are available to our guests at the hotel.

mount hooly doocot

Top UK picnic spot...

Accredited as one of the most unique picnic spots in the UK; The Mounthooly Doocot (Dovecoate) lies one mile south of Rosehearty. It was built around 1800 by Lord Garden when he bought the Pitsligo estate. There's a small car park and picnic benches with panoramic views down over Rosehearty.

diving area

Underground caves and shipwrecks...

Rosehearty and its surrounding water is highly acclaimed as containing some of the best diving sites in the whole of the North East; incorporating stunning under water scenery, strong sealife presence, fabulous underground caves, and shipwrecks with fascinating stories attached.