We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dunnottar Castle

The Lodge, Dunottar, Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
44-156-976-2173
Website
Improve this listing
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.
Write a Review

471 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    381
    75
    11
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the most awesome castle ruins you can find. Quite a hike down (and back up) but well worth the effort... even in the rain!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Banchory, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
12 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Took our friends here from Sweden ! the heard of Scottish Haar but in came on order , one minute Castle in full view , next minute full of Haar brilliant!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We love taking visitors on the coastal path with some take away fish and chips and a fried Mars Bar as a pic nic on the cliffs. The most impressive views and guaranteed to impress.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We drove from Aberdeen by car to Stonehaven, parked, looked briefly at the fishing hamlet of Stonehaven and then followed a path up out of Stonehaven that quickly brought us to the precipice of the coastline with its rugged rocky crags and crashing waves inundated with the noisy calls of seabirds too many to count. As you follow the path... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Stunning historical location, well worth a visit. Would benefit from a few more signs and boards to provide detail about some of the rooms and buildings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hoeilaart, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This truly is worth seeing and even walking out to, especially on a nice day. Not only is it very scenic, but the history is truly rich. I highly recommend taking your time, and even walking along the coast there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There are no words!! You must visit this place. You will feel privileged to behold these sights! The bus ride there and back was so affordable and departed from the mall area of Aberdeen. This is a sight not to be missed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stirling, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

On way back from turriff,had to go back here to the castle,it is about 1. 1/4 miles from stonehaven about ten miles from Aberdeen or so.I did not go down and up to visit the inside ,have all the photos from years ago ,and hip not to good for the decent ,then up.but could not bypass this castle, my detour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Scotland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were lucky enough to get a hot sunny day last Saturday for our visit. Fantastic castle, must be over two hundred steps to negotiate down and up on the approach - same back, someone should count them, but room to stop and admire the views and catch your breath on the journey. Good value at £6 per adult, family... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I try and visit most castle across the UK, this is amazing. The only thing I would off wanted but you can't really have everything is a nice sunset or a rough skyline (eg thunder lighting) apart from that it just stunning as it's sit's on a hill cliff which makes it look like it's another Island. Well worth having... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dunnottar Castle also viewed

Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
 
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
 

Been to Dunnottar Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dunnottar Castle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing