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Dunnottar Castle

The Lodge, Dunottar, Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
44-156-976-2173
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Stonehaven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped off at Dunottarr on the castle trail. You will be awed with the view from this castle. Well preserved and lots of information on the booklet. I highly recommend you make a visit to this place.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Maybe I'm biased because I live only a 15 minute walk away, but visiting Dunnottar Castle and trail leading to Stonehaven Town is a must for any visitor to the North East. Cut through Dunnottar woods down to the town or walk along the footpath which runs adjacent to the cliff. Stunning sunrise and sunsets - a photographers or romantics... More 

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Torun, Poland
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stunning, picturesque landscape. Wonderful views and unforgettable atmosphere in this unique place. All this makes, breathtaking and I will never forget this trip.

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Trinity, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had a pleasant autumnal day looking around the castle. Very well maintained and with spectacular scenery it is certainly worth a visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It's a beautiful walk to the castle. Best done with a friend. The single track weaves it's way to the amazing castle on edge of a cliff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The coastal walk to it is the best bit! Castle is pretty cool, but not a crazy amount to see. Would be nice if they put more info up around the grounds.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We actually visited the castle on a drizzly day so didnt see it at its best. However we could really appreciate what it must have been like to live there! Lots of buildings to explore upstairs and down. Take a torch to explore the dark spaces like the bread oven and brewery! Fantastic reconstruction of the drawing room! Only down... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

the setting is right out of a book....waterfall, craggy cliffs, crashing ocean and the beautiful castle. We didn't have time to go inside, but spent time around the area taking tons of pictures. so glad we stopped!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited this place in Dec. beautiful sunny day near Dunnottar castle. The bus stop is just 5 minutes walk from the castle. It's pity that castle was closed. But surrounding areas were great. Stonehaven town is just 5 minutes drive from this place.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went to lay flowers where my Father-in-laws ashes are scattered, got there about 10am and it was extremely peaceful and beautiful and for a November morning the weather was very mild

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