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Dunnottar Castle

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

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

this historic site is fascinating for young and old. Great photo opportunities get in early before the hordes of tourist loaded busses arrive!

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Scottish Borders
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This Castle offers numerous wonderful viewpoints over the seascape. and walks as far as one can see.........

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New York City, New York
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337 reviews 337 reviews
110 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The castle was actually closed the day we visited, but that didn't matter, because it's all worth it just to see the breathtaking clifftop setting. This was the most stunning setting of any castle we visited in Scotland. Take the trail to the right before you head down the loooong set of stairs that lead to the actual castle and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The castle was closed due to high winds, but we had a fantastic day. The scenary was incredible and do not miss the opportunity to hike the trail to the memorial. When we went, the weather turned from sunny and slightly windy and about 45 F to snow, 40+mph winds, 30 F in a matter of minutes! It was an... More 

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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I travelled down from aberdeen via the freeway. a short but lovely drive to stonehaven. Incredible view from the hills next to it and you can even go down to the castle. Dont miss it if you're in the area. better than Stonehenge :)

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Pearland, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You cannot pass up the oppurtunity to see the remains of this castle, but be prepared to walk...a lot, with LOTS of stairs. You will find that it is well worth the efforts as you stroll around the remains of Dunnottar Castle. It is incredible and the views in any/every direction are wonderful. It is windy though, so take your... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This has to be one of my favorite castles located on the east coast of Scotland. Visited again in January 2014 to watch the sunset and it was spectacular. Never attempted to go into the castle as I was unsure if it would be open at this time of year. However, seeing the castle on the hills was worth it.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I visited Stonehaven on 20th December 2014 i got a train from Queen street, Glasgow to Stonehaven on reaching my destination it seemed like a very peaceful place. Anyways as i reached the castle it was very scenic the view of castle and sea behind it is very classic !

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was where the Scots hid their crown jewels from Oliver Cromwell after holding out for over 8 months resisting their attack in the 16th Century. The stonework is in incredible condition, the shapes of the walls and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and hide in - there's plenty of detail left including a 1645 fireplace stone tablet.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went here whilst exploring our new surroundings and what a lovely place it is. Reasonable entrance price and more than worth it for the views alone. It was quite a steep walk up to the castle itself, however we went on a nice day so it was lovely. Beautiful views out to sea, you can see for miles. Walking around... More 

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