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Dunnottar Castle

The Lodge, Dunottar, Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
44-156-976-2173
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Stonehaven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Description: Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
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Washington, DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The castle on cliff is breathtaking and walking up to, then down steps to beach then back up to castle gives the impression of how formidable this would gave been in the past. The photos were great ANC the grounds only took an hour or so to walk fully. Took X7 bus from city just tell them you're going to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Incredible ruins situated atop the sea cliff. I visited many ruins on my vacation to Scotland, and this was my favorite.

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Vancouver
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A medium difficulty walk ..well marked and just an amazing view and castle! Lots of interesting fields and landmarks on the way!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What a stunning place this is! A wonderful cliff top setting. A fairly hard going walk to get to it as you have to walk down a path and steps almost to beach level, then back up again at the other side to get to the castle. If you have restricted mobility then consideration should be given as to whether... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

From all the castles that I have seen Dunnottar Castle is definitely not the most beautiful castle (as there are only ruins left) but has the most impressive scenery for sure!!!!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was just a short trip from Aberdeen where I was staying. The castle itself was massive, and set in a very beautiful area. The walk back to Stonehaven was also amazing. I ended up at the docks in Stonehaven just in time for a festival, and you could here the bagpipes echoing through the city!! Best part of my... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Dunnottar castle is located remotely... many miles away from the city centre of Aberdeen but can be reached by a hour's bus or a car ride would be better. There were gale winds and was chilly even on a sunny day so chuck your caps and umbrellas! Climbing was definitely required but the scenery from above was definitely breathtaking! The... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There was a lot of stairs but to me it was worth every step. The day we went the weather was beautiful and we were able to take some very good pictures. They have inexpensive guidebooks to explain the castle and the different rooms.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This castle is a picturesque location, right on the sea. The castle itself is partly ruined but with some sections in good condition, it presents may photo opportunities. On our visit we parked at the castle car park first looked around the castle which takes a few hours and then walked to Stonehaven which takes around half an hour along... More

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owen sound
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The location of this castle is fabulous. It is only accessible by a foot path. This is a privately run property. It's a very haunting ruin. From the car park there is a path then many steps....some people may find that a challenge. Highly recommend a visit to this beautiful place.

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