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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 2013
Type: Castles
Description: Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
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Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We walked from Stonehaven to the castle. It was a wonderful walk in amazing landscape. If you are used to walking, then it's an easy walk there. We loved it all! Great place for taking beautiful pics. There is a fee to enter into the castle area and see all of it up close.

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Stonehaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Their are tourists from all over the world come to see this beautiful castle. It's stunining setting and the scenery is fantastic.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

To Gain the full experience take the walk from the harbour at Stonehaven up the Bervie Braes & along the cliff top path to the castle, this is a stunning walk with outstanding scenery. total length is about 1.5 kms & the walk back can be down the road which goes past the castle. This summer the journey shall be... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very unique castle . Very beautiful interesting place . A must visit ! The scenery is out of this world , there are tourists from all over the world come to see it . Parts of the castle are very old and date away back to the 13th century .

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful walk, be prepared wear good shoes. Not the easiest of walks but scenery amazing. Well worth the walk from Stonehaven :)

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Madrid, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It's really worth the visit, Park your car and take a walk to that "end of the word" to visit the rock and the castle.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I went to Dunnottar Castle last year with friends for a day trip and we had a brilliant time. The weather was amazing which definitely helped us enjoy our day but the views afforded to us by walking to the castle from Stonehaven were absolutely incredible. It's a bit of a trek, make sure you have appropriate footwear! - but... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Simply stunning. The backdrop of the ocean coupled with the walks along the cliffs simply added to the beauty of the area. Well worth the trip.

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Varese, Italy
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Dunnottar Castle is one of the most beautiful places of Scotland. A visit to the ruins themselves is worth the cost of the tickets (which is very cheap, 6 pounds per adults, 14 pound for a family of 2 adults and 2 children), but, after the visit, just sit there and enjoy the landscape and the atmosphere of that... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is not the most accessible castle in Scotland. There is a car park nearby (but there is still a bit of climbing to get into the castle), but I think the best way to approach Dunnottar is to walk (2.5 miles) from Stonehaven. That way you get lots of glimpses and different views of the castle as you approach.

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