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Address: Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1569 762173
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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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Mel Gibson wiz here

Remember the film Hamlet? Well, some of the scenes were filmed here. But apart from that the castle has a rich past in Scottish history. During Cromwell's siege the Scottish Crown... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Remember the film Hamlet? Well, some of the scenes were filmed here. But apart from that the castle has a rich past in Scottish history. During Cromwell's siege the Scottish Crown Jewels were smuggled out and so much more. This is well worth a visit when in Stonehaven. Afterwards, why not try out the local delicacy at the Bridge Chippy... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this castle today and it was wonderful. The only problem as many of them highlighted was the accessibility. Had to walk to on a uneven path for first few hundred meters and then get down and walk up so many steps. I had taken a stroller and there was no reception out office anywhere near main road. Carried it... More 

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Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi Pradeeptu, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We allow people to leave strollers at the kiosk inside the Castle to save them carrying them around while inside. I'm glad it didn't spoil your enjoyment during your visit :-) More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No words can explain the beauty of this place. Add nice weather, fresh breeze and sea on the backdrop, looks stunning and like a painting. Must visit spot if you are around Aberdeen.

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Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi Ajay, Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you had an awesome experience here :-) More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous cliff top walk, fantastic views and lovely fresh air on a beautiful warm and sunny day. Don't forget your binoculars and camera!

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Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi Anne, I'm glad you had nice weather and enjoyed your visit. We have a facebook page if you'd like to share any pictures with us :-) More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place Stunning views Incorporates all the romantic notions of these coastal castles The kids really enjoyed themselves. You have to go there

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Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi aellituv, Thanks for the nice review :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wind blew so hard that the inside of the castle was closed on the day we visited. Despite this we could walk carefully around the surrounding headlands and get a feel for the history of the place. It has played an important role in the history of Scotland. A small garrison held out for 8 months against the might... More 

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Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi Jon, I'm sorry we were closed because of the high winds when you visited. It sounds like you still enjoyed the experience though :-) More 

Ketchum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite castle of all time. Though the castle website recommends walking to it from Stonehaven, you can do that, though by the time you get there, manage all the stairs, visit the entire site, you might not really feel like walking all the way back even in the best of weather.

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Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. We like to encourage the walking option, not only as it presents an opportunity to take in the fantastic scenery which surrounds the Castle but also in keeping with our commitment to Green Tourism. However, for those who may feel unready for the return journey on foot, there are regular bus services available from nearby... More 

Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw this place in passing and it was enough reason to stop and spend time exploring. Turned out to be well worthwhile.

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Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review, it is always great to hear that the appearance of the Castle alone is enough to entice visitors, glad you found it up to expectation! Regards, Martin, Deputy Custodian More 

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112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 10 year old son with me and we had a great time. The scenery is so great. Loved the walk and hike down to the ocean. I asked my son what he would give this on trip advisor - he said 4 because it didn't have a kids guide to look for stuff. But that he really... More 

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Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review, we are glad your son enjoyed his visit. We offer a kid's sheet which has a range of activities to cover all ages of younger visitors, including some questions designed to encourage kids to explore the Castle, were you offered one? Unfortunately we do run out in the kiosk occasionally so perhaps that is why... More 

Province of Trento, Italy
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply great! The road to reach it a wonderful hike on the coast, and getting there was a great experience. Check in advance if the castle is open to visitors though: we found the door shut as it was Nov. 5th (holiday), and found it out only once reached the castle. The visit was amazing nevertheless!

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Thank Azufre451
Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review, glad to hear you enjoyed your visit despite not gaining entry to the Castle itself. The weather on the 5th of November was rather stormy and the Castle was closed due to high winds for safety reasons. Regards, Martin, Deputy Custodian More 

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