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Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
+44 1569 762173
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what an amazing experience! its so worth it, this ruins will make you busy for almost an hour... read more

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Michelle Ann S
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An old favourite. We often take visitors there. It's wild and dramatic. Free parking at the top... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
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“car park” (119 reviews)
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Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
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+44 1569 762173
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

what an amazing experience! its so worth it, this ruins will make you busy for almost an hour theres so much to see. one of my favorite trip here in scotland

1  Thank Michelle Ann S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An old favourite. We often take visitors there. It's wild and dramatic. Free parking at the top, but there's a hike down and up the cliffs to the entrance. Stunning views!

Thank dleemurray
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are lots of castles in the area around Aberdeen and this one is certainly worth a visit. Set on a spectacular coastline it makes avery impressive aight against the wild Scottish coastline. Only thing to be aware of is the weather. Entry to the...More

Thank TravellingFalco
Reviewed 4 days ago

Saw 3 castles while in Scotland and loved this one the most. Scenery is spectacular! 180 steps back up the hill though so be prepared to walk but well worth it!

1  Thank _dianelen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the outside this castle is spectacular. It is worth walking along the coastline a bit to get the best pics. But it is also worth going inside ( £6 ) for a reasonable price. Lots of information about the history of the castle is...More

Thank carina1122
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Do not choose the train or bus to get there! (Unless, of course, you have difficulties walking) The walk there from Stonehaven was part of the whole experience. Great views, and plenty of scenery for amazing pictures. Castle itself is interesting to explore, even though...More

Thank Natalija T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great historic site , best to catch the land train from Market Square in Stonehaven to save the legs - 189 steps down and a good few up to the Castle. The take the coast path down into Stonehaven harbour - grab a real ale...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 5 days ago

a great mix of a ruin and a non ruin castle, great pics, a really nice walk from stonehaven, but there are quite a few stairs...

Thank jw900
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dunnottar castle with the imposing location atop the cliff overlooking the North Sea is a must visit location in that part of the world. The climb to the castle though a bit strenuous (takes 15 mins, but not too tough for people with average fitness...More

Thank abhi150581
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do not--repeat, do not--leave the Aberdeen area without visiting Dunnottar Castle, a 13th-century castle overlooking Old Hall Bay in the North Sea. The setting is dramatic and the sense of history exciting. Be warned, there are many many stairs, as the castle was built to...More

Thank Emmanuel S
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rushville
8 September 2017|
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Response from bassethoundsforever | Reviewed this property |
You may be interested in the Hermitage which is near Dunkeld. It's a historical trail which is very beautiful and was visited by Wordsworth. While you are in the area I would recommend walking along the Tay River away from... More
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linlarAlberta
7 August 2017|
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Response from LHWAberdeen | Reviewed this property |
I would give yourself 2 hours for the castle and walk. If you wanted to walk in to the beautiful town of Stonehaven another few hours or visa versa. But you can easily be there all day enjoying a lovely lunch in one of the... More
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Erin W
11 July 2017|
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Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes you can walk the surrounding area of the castle out of opening times. You actually pay down at the castle & not the car park area. Good luck with your photos😁It's amazing place for pictures
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