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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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Stunning location and a fascinating few hours!

This is a great place to explore and fantastic for photography. The location is breathtaking with views which just keep on giving. The castle ruins have fascinating stories to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Wendles56
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to explore and fantastic for photography. The location is breathtaking with views which just keep on giving. The castle ruins have fascinating stories to tell.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't actually go into the castle as short on time but the view of it is spectacular. The car park was full but there seemed to be a lot of cars parked along the road.

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Thank Hilary M
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best castles I have been too. Well kept and very interesting medieval castle. Gives a sense of what it was like in those times. Plaques on the walls told you about each room. I found the guide very informative. There was several walks around the castle and the views were fantastic. A must see if you are... More 

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Thank Nicola W
Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about our Castle. I'm glad you found the guide book informative and hope it added something to your visit :-) More 

Central Scotland
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled to Dunnottar Castle after spending the weekend in Aberdeen, so glad we did. Having seen so many wonderful photos our expectations were high & we weren't disappointed. Stunning setting that took my breath away. We were blessed with lovely weather which always makes a difference no matter where you are visiting. The walk to and from the castle... More 

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

Our Castle certainly seems to have had a positive effect on you and you obviously enjoyed your visit, thanks for sharing your experience :-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The castle is worth a visit if you can manage the considerable number of stairs between the mainland and the castle peninsula. It is in a spectacular location and best viewed from the cliff path to Stonehaven (about a half hour walk). Incidentally, this path runs along the edge of the cliff top and sections of it have no barrier... More 

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I started with a snack of blood pudding and homemade icecream. The best blood pudding I've ever had. Very light and tasty! Then we walked to the castle what a wonderful day. The refurbished drawing room was wonderful. After the castle we walked down to the shore then across to the opposite side of the castle. It was a fantastic... More 

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Thank 882kak
Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

I'll pass on your comments about the great food to our caterers here at the Castle, they'll be delighted to hear you enjoyed it and your visit to the Castle too :-) More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We knew Dunnottar was a handsome structure, but nothing prepared us for the view as we headed down the path towards the Castle. The walk down is not for the unfit, but take your time and stop for breathe as you take in the views and take lots of photographs. The Castle is not expensive and you could spend a... More 

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Thank L G
Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of the Castle. I'm really glad you were impressed by your visit, it sounds like you had a great time :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally worth the hike down and back! Don't miss this! Beautiful views. Spent the day walking there, exploring the castle ruins, and walking to the war memorial beige heading back into town for a pint

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Thank Erica H
Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review :-) More 

scotland
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69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very dramatic scenery in many different weather conditions, well worth a visit, very interesting to walk around

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

Thanks for your review :-) More 

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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible location at the edge of the cliff...there was the sheer drop with a beautiful view of the ocean....a sudden gust of wind brought along a large mist from the mist which created a mystical environment. beautiful location for the photography buffs!

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Thank Aashraya K
Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review

Hi Aashraya, sounds like you really enjoyed your visit, thanks for the review :-) More 

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