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Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
+44 1569 762173
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Stunning

A truly stunning castle perched on a rocky outcrop. The walk down from the free car park is via a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul C
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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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Astonishing!!

Even if you've seen hundreds of castles and ruins I bet Dunnottar will make an impact on you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Netta_Koo
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Helsinki, Finland
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Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“car park” (132 reviews)
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Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
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"the cliff"
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"car park"
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"stunning location"
in 48 reviews
"steep steps"
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"views are amazing"
in 29 reviews
"drawing room"
in 22 reviews
"coastal path"
in 25 reviews
"war memorial"
in 48 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 17 reviews
"guide book"
in 23 reviews
"mobility issues"
in 19 reviews
"take your time"
in 21 reviews
"worth the climb"
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"worth the effort"
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"sunny day"
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"entrance fee"
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"william wallace"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A truly stunning castle perched on a rocky outcrop. The walk down from the free car park is via a steepish stepped path. Okay going down, but boy what a workout going back up!! The castle itself is a ruin but totally fascinating. On a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even if you've seen hundreds of castles and ruins I bet Dunnottar will make an impact on you! Sitting on a cliff surrounded by turqoise water and green grass it's simply amazing! Especially if you're lucky enough to enjoy beautiful sunny weather. One of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free car parking, very steep walk down and up to the castle and pay just past the entrance to the castle. Wonderfully photogenic from outside and in and great history and stories to read about inside the castle buildings. An amazing place to build a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive location. Worth a 1-2 hour visit. Quite a lot of steep steps to/from the castle, so worth considering this before you visit (you can just park at the car park, wander a few hundred metres and take some photos of the castle without having...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The placement on this castle is amazing. Walking there around is great. See this ruins and imagine how the live have been there is great. Also see how the castle is build with all the details is great. Must see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even from a distance, Dunnottar Castle makes for a fantastic photo standing on an isolated cliff jutting out into the North Sea. Unfortunately, we were unable to get any closer as the castle was closed due to high winds. We will have to visit again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walks around Dunnottar Castle are wonderful. Some paths are very steep and possibly not suitable for those with mobility difficulties but even from the road the scene is quite stunning. We were lucky to visit on a sunny day and there were many visitors...More

Thank IJM47
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s a five minute walk from the car park to the castle and both times I’ve been here the path has been exposed to the elements. There is a good guide booklet on the various parts of the castle. At a distance it doesn’t look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Dunnottar Castle over Easter weekend and were absolutely blown away by the views. We managed to get good weather so it was fantastic views. It’s a bit muddy walking along the clifface so would recommend walking shoes! We didn’t go into the castle...More

Thank NaimahCallachand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was absolutely freezing despite wearing several layers and big coats. Would recommend a visit during summer though, it looks very impressive leading up to the castle, disappointing that it isn't included in the historic Scotland membership. Would come back again though but only during nicer...More

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Kristi S
December 24, 2017|
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Response from MSAitken | Reviewed this property |
It has quite a few steps, you park in the car park then walk down steps to the bottom of the castle then walk up into the castle. I have asthma and frankly had to pause a couple of times both ways but it's amazing once you... More
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Kimberly K
October 16, 2017|
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Response from dleemurray | Reviewed this property |
It’s quite a walk from the town, also the access involves lots of outdoor stairs down cliffs and up again. I use a walking-stick so can no longer visit. Shame, because it is fascinating.
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rushville
September 7, 2017|
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Response from bassethoundsforever | Reviewed this property |
You may be interested in the Hermitage which is near Dunkeld. It's a historical trail which is very beautiful and was visited by Wordsworth. While you are in the area I would recommend walking along the Tay River away from... More
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