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Travelling throughout the UK and Ireland I visited many castle ruins, and Dunnottar Castle was without a doubt my favourite. The car park is small and the castle is slightly off the tourist track, so there were far less crowds than what I experienced in...More
Stunning location, not crowded & well worth the visit.
If you are in the area, this is a must see, even if you are not a history guru.
As many have pointed out, be prepared to walk a fair distance from the small parking lot,...More
There is something truly special about this castle. It is nestled on a lovely rocky isle just on the sea. The history behind it is fascinating. The ruins are well preserved and quite extensive. There is quite a walk down and up a staircase to...More
Travelled here with a group of about 10 fellow travellers. You have to be able to walk and do stairs to get to the castle, but it's worth it! The scenery of the cove is magnificent and the ruined castle itself is just beautiful. I...More
Visited on a busy, windy, rainy, grey day. Car park was full on arrival so we had to park on the main road which was a slight inconvenience.
It is a bit of a walk to get to the castle - Down 100+ steps and...More
This is one of my favorite castles - such amazing views and the grounds are maintained and are quiet lovely. Climbing stairs is the only way to access the castle so be prepared. The guidebook is a wonderful help and a great souvenir.
It has quite a few steps, you park in the car park then walk down steps to the bottom of the castle then walk up into the castle. I have asthma and frankly had to pause a couple of times both ways but it's amazing once you... More
It has quite a few steps, you park in the car park then walk down steps to the bottom of the castle then walk up into the castle. I have asthma and frankly had to pause a couple of times both ways but it's amazing once you reach it. Fantastic views!
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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
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 Dunkeld. On the trail you will see the Macbeth's tree which was around during the time of Shakespeare. If you feel like a bite, go to Howie's Bistro. (All of the above are lovely.) Also in Dunkeld was a motorbike ATV that you could ride for an hour. I didn't try it but it's in the same area. Also go to Blair Castle, they have an interesting castle, lovely grounds, walking trails (trails need to be better marked) but their highlight was the land rover safari's. (Only offered on Wednesday's) but the safari was the highlight of my entire trip. Maybe call ahead and see if they could take you out? Ask for Sandy! They also have horseback riding if that's your preference. I would also highly recommend Dunnottar Castle. It's near Aberdeen and is absolutely gorgeous, it's a must see and it sounds like you are in the area for it. Go in the morning before all the crowds get there.