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Address: The Lodge, Dunottar, Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-156-976-2173
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Description: Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the...
Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
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A truly iconic castle.

I can not think of a more evocative setting for a castle. I think it is even more impressive if you are lucky enough to have a sea mist rolling up and over the cliffs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Finchingfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I can not think of a more evocative setting for a castle. I think it is even more impressive if you are lucky enough to have a sea mist rolling up and over the cliffs. Unfortunately, due to its very location, it is not the most accessible of places. Having said this there is a small class park close to... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The setting is breathtaking! Perched on a steep cliff the views are out of this world. You can pay a fee and enter the castle but we simply walked around the cliff tops, over little bridges all the while listening to the lone piper who was playing there. It was very beautiful. A must see if you are in the... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This ruined castle is breathtaking upon arrival. I had planned to go based on sunny photos from other tourists, but when I arrived, it was shrouded in a mist. This, too, was breathtaking. The walk to the structure was nothing short of aerobic, so wear your walking shoes! Once inside, (there is a fee) you'll experience a castle that was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A souvenir forever and fantastic place. Hard to find word to describe...a must see. A true sense of history. We'll be back.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was a very nice day out and was very busy but it was a worthwhile visit. The car park was full so we had to park on the road and walk a little further. It is a decent walk and there are many steps so be wary if you have movement restrictions or are easily tired. The approach to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Now I say that the more dramatic a castle the more your likely to pay but this really prices it wrong as not only is it an amazing place but it's a brilliant price as it's £6 an adult which compared to some of the prices of other castles (Warwick, Stirling, Edinburgh etc...) it is amazing and gives loads of... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful and you don't need to waste money getting inside. Just wander around the coast and enjoy the view.

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Creetown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice castle, lovely views. Entrance fee rather expensive for size of castle and information provided. Car park small. Loads of steps down on way to castle and then up on way out.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Situated at the top of a hill next to the sea. It has an amazing environment. The castle is very old, some parts are from the 12th century, so it has a lot of history. It really worth a visit although it is a little bit far from the Scottish biggest cities. Entrance is about 5-6 £, so very reasonable.

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Saint John, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth stopping by this incredible castle on the sea. I still haven't been inside but the surrounding area is worth exploring. Take a hike down to the beach, and North to the war memorial and even Stonehaven. No

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