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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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Let me saw this is my Favorite castle is all of Scotland. Your on the top of a cliff and you walk down this narrow staircase all the way down to the beach area then you walk... read more

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houston, tx
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let me saw this is my Favorite castle is all of Scotland. Your on the top of a cliff and you walk down this narrow staircase all the way down to the beach area then you walk back up into the castle which sits a top a large rock off by itself. The castle is in ruins but the way... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dunnottar castle is one of the only tourist attractions that I have come across for which paying to go inside is a waste of money. It is so much better from the outside - once you are inside the castle you can't see anything except the sea!

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Thank Emmeline P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not very touristic but extremely beautiful and romantic setting. Easy to approach and interesting to visit also outside the opening hours.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a classic castle. Overlooking the sea outside Stonehaven. From a distance it looks like a complete ruin but there is much to see and it's an extensive site . Be prepared to climb steps !

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went waaaayyyyy out of our way from St. Andrews to Pitlochry just to visit Dunnottar Castle, and we were NOT disappointed!!! The views around, near, and on the caslte grounds are awe inspiring!!! Prior to walking around the castle grounds, my wife, myself, and my mother-in-law took a right turn along the way to go to the top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Leah our guide really brought this amazing place to life, so make sure you book the type when you get your tickets. The history is extremely interesting and the ruins are so photographic! Loved it, we must go back!

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful castle is steeped in history it's majestic views simply awe inspiring, if your in the area you simply must go and spend a few hours at Dunnotar Castle. If your a keen photographer a visit to the castle and surrounding area is a must regardless what time of year or time of day the castle is breath taking.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Catering van and seats outside serving fish and chips etc Didnt eat but had an ice cream pricey but nice

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Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to visit this castle on a very grey day with quite a bit of rain. But this did not dampen our appreciation of the attraction. It was quite a climb down and then back to the attraction, but well worth the effort. It's an amazing place to visit, well kept and not too touristy other than the many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great experience. This castle has a fascinating history which is really interesting. Well worth a visit.

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