Lilybank is located in the North East of Scotland at GPS Coordinates 56°47’ 37”N 2°21’52”W at an altitude of 171m. The North East of Scotland is renowned for its picturesque beauty, amazing wildlife and historic sites. There are several sites of scientific interest within close proximity to Lilybank itself and its not uncommon to catch wildlife such as deer grazing in the adjacent fields to Lilybank early in the morning and late evening.
Nearby St Cyrus is host to a renowned nature reserve and supports a distinctive range of plants, including many southern species. The natural barriers of inland cliffs and a seaward ridge of sand dunes protect the St Cyrus grasslands from the coastal winds. In summer the reserve is awash with colour and life, from the intense purple of the clustered bellflower to the constant movement of countless butterflies and moths. Soaring above all this, peregrine falcons circle high in the air, waiting for an opportunity to dive on their prey. Spring and summer is the best time to visit to see plants and breeding birds, whilst in winter you can spot wading birds whilst admiring the spectacular views from the cliff top at the village end.
East Mather’s beach is a leisurely twenty minute walk from Lilybank where there are also historic artefacts such as Lime Kilns and rare World War II Type 24 Pill Boxes. Adjacent to East Mather’s is the old railway line which can be followed a very short distance to find the renowned and much painted Den of Finella Waterfall.
A number of popular titled web links and webcams are available to help plan your trip or simply for your own interest and background information of the surrounding area.
Johnshaven is 7 miles north of Monstrose and is home of the national acclaimed Fish Festival. Also known for its rich in maritime heritage and ongoing support for internationally recognised shellfish industry.
Websites pertaining to the nearby village of Johnshaven.
St. Cyrus is a locally run website by the Adams family which gives some background history of nearby St Cyrus, its nature reserve and the surrounding area.
The St Cyrus Newsletter is a great source of what's going on in and around St Cyrus.
Home to the most amazing fresh fish caught daily and also the much renowned Hornblowers restaurant – a must when you come stay at Lilybank!
Fresh, traditional Scottish Hogmanay steak pie can be ordered from local butchers and seasonal veg is available from our farm. We have a local Wine Merchant who can advise on and supply suitable wines and why not sample some of the many various Scottish whiskies to welcome in the New Year. We can even help book you a Piper if you wish to welcome in the New Year with the sound of bagpipes.
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The city of Aberdeen is approximately forty minutes by car.
A number of Webcams are listed below located around the Aberdeenshire area. We hope to add our very own Lilybank Camera in the very near future for you to visit the area before or after you visit!
This is a live feed webcam located in Stonehaven harbour, close to the renowned Dunnottar Castle.
http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/acci/web/site/xwc_w... - Aberdeen city council webcam mounted on the Beach Ballroom in the Granite City.
Other nearby webcams can be found at the following link: