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Dunnottar Castle

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Address: Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-156-976-2173
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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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Just as magical as in pictures

This castle is worth visiting. I was lucky to have sunny weather, and the views were amazing. I took the bus from Aberdeen to the castle, and walked the coast path back to... read more

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Tromso, Norway
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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This castle is worth visiting. I was lucky to have sunny weather, and the views were amazing. I took the bus from Aberdeen to the castle, and walked the coast path back to Stonehaven (ca 30 minutes). Fish and chips at the award winning "the Bay" was a nice treat before taking the bus home to Aberdeen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing place! We had blue sky walking around. What a feeling being there...Wow!!! I felt as if we had travelled back in time, and that the stones can tell stories. Actually it is a pity to write a comment and encourage somehow the visit, I would prefer less people being there, as the only thing that did not match at... More 

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Deatsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the castle and spent the extra 3 pounds each for a tour with Ruth. She was fabulous! She told us many interesting stories and answered all of our questions. The castle and the view are beautiful but be prepared for steep steps.

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Maybe it's because I've been dying to go to this castle for years now, but wow!!! This place did NOT disappoint!! The ruins are exquisite on the most amazingly beautiful location. We took the time to do the tour and would highly recommend others do the same. Our tour guide, Eilidh, did such a wonderful job bringing the castle to... More 

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't often leave reviews but this castle is just stunning. I visited a few weeks ago and the scenery is just beautiful and the surrounding area was so well looked after! Although the castle is a ruin there was still lots to see. Quite a lot of stairs to get to it, but well worth it. We asked a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dunottar Castle is located on a rocky outcrop which juts into the North Sea about two miles south of Stonehaven in SE Scotland. The castle and outbuildings are in various states of disrepair and the history of the site is explained through signboards and a map. It is a very impressive site to visit. The castle is about 400m from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must be one of the most stunning castles in Scotland. Dunnottar takes your breath away. Perfect walk from Stonehaven, or grab a taxi. The castle and the ruins it self is worth the time, but also the surroundings.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I arrived it was in mist, it looked amazing, one of those sights you just cant really believe you are seeing. I just had to sit on the grass and stare at it for a while. Spectacular really, but that seems to be what Scotland throws at you. I had a very enjoyable couple of hours there. From previous... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a clear day and the view of the castle is quite remarkable (be ware however that the castle can be close during bad weather as the path can be very treacherous). You don't have to pay to see the outside of the castle and it costs 7£ to see the inside. The paid part of the visit... More 

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Idaho, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This castle is breathtaking to look at. It has many places to explore, although there aren't many signs to tell you what you are looking at. Nice to look at although lots of people. This is a very popular castle to see - both tour buses and people driving rentals.

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