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Erected in 1597, this is one of the most famous castle ruins in Scotland, and was used by Bram Stoker as the inspiration for the castle of the evil vampire in his most famous supernatural tale "Dracula."
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We enjoyed a nice walk from the car park in Cruden Bay up to the castle. Probably not suitable for wheelchairs but I believe there is another way to access the car park closer to the castle.
Very picturesque and just feels the right amount...More
It's more than likely it's a risk too far to take your kids or your dog to the castle as it's right on the cliff edge but take a torch for the dark sections of the castle. My wife is a fan of Bram Stoker...More
I visited this place many times as a young person, there used to be a miniature railway that used to take you halfway up, not sure if it is still there? It's a remarkable place, it inspired me to read the book Dracula by Bran...More
If you are up this way then this is a must see! You can walk round the ruins, while looking out to sea. It's very close to the cliff edge and there's rubble as you walk around but please don't let this put you off,...More
As we walked through these ruins you can see the different types of stone and brick that were used over the centuries and try to imagine what life was like in those times. The immensity of the size and number of towers and rooms is...More
Property Schedule: A notable property in need of some attention. New roofing advised (roof full stop advised), light and airy due to lack of windows and doors. Secluded location ideal for sea birds, sea dogs, and those discerning persons who appreciate a strong gust of...More
We visited the castle on August 28, 2018. The castle is accessible via an unpaved road that leads to a fairly good sized car park. There are no facilities here. The castle ruin is very large with many areas to explore. There are no markers...More