Stonehaven War Memorial

The sun is shining and I am planning on getting out for a walk this afternoon to enjoy the great outdoors and the lovely sunshine!  Not sure yet where I will head today – we are so lucky to have so many wonderful walks and beaches near to us so I do not need to venture too far away!

One of the days when we did venture down the coast was on a trip to Stonehaven.  I love taking a drive down here and this picture is of the War Memorial, which sits on the top of the hill and is just on the outskirts of the town when you head south.

The day we visited, it was a day like today.  The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the views out towards the sea and down to the harbour were fantastic!  We walked up to the top via the path having left our car in the layby on the coastal road.

The memorial stands on the top of Black Hill and was designed by a local architect named John Ellis.  It was built in 1923, making it one of the later memorials to be built.  Octagonal in shape and almost looking like a ruin, it was built like this for a reason as it signified the ruined lives caused by the conflict.

So, if you are planning on getting out this afternoon, have a great afternoon.  I am looking forward to getting out and enjoying the wonderful country that we live in!

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