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Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
+44 1569 762173
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Majestic beauty!

We had been in Scotland for the previous 2 weeks on a tour from the USA. We stayed over just so we... read more

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We took a week-long road trip through Scotland in August 2017 and saw many memorable and amazing... read more

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Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“the cliff” (109 reviews)
“car park” (119 reviews)
“steep steps” (27 reviews)
Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
+44 1569 762173
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Reviewed yesterday

We had been in Scotland for the previous 2 weeks on a tour from the USA. We stayed over just so we could visit Dunnottar because our ancestry traces back to the Earl Marischal William Keith. Other relatives had visited before, and told us how...More

1  Thank hkeith29
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a week-long road trip through Scotland in August 2017 and saw many memorable and amazing things, but I think the moment I really fell in love with Scotland was on day #3, when Dunnottar Castle first came in to view on our hike...More

Thank frenchyface
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting place to visit, spectacular views of it and surrounds. Steep steps down and the up and some uneveness underfoot, manageable with care, well worth it.

Thank Joy2teddy
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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
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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
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
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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