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“Wonderful castle and location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle
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Full-Day Two Castles Tour from Aberdeen
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Stonehaven
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Owner description: Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
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“Wonderful castle and location”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Superb ruined castle. If you have mobility problems you would not be able to visit inside as there are loads of steps to climb.

Visited September 2013
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Views”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

A very busy place great views with 4 seals swimming in the bay.
We had good weather which gave us an opportunity for some photo's the weather made the visit even more spectacular.
After your visit carry along the road to Stonehaven and stop just before the road drops to the harbour for great views and a another photo op.

Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“stunning beauty”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

we stopped by to look at the war memorial and ended up at dunnotar castle so had quite a walk to reach it. there is probably a closer carpark. a safe cliff walk for a young family. absolutely stunning scenary and lovely beach and cave to play in.
unfortunately we never got inside the castle as id left my purse in the car and the castle gates were literally closing as we climbed the final steps. next time we will check the opening times and entrance fees, we will be back as there is so much history connected with the castle we just have to go back, a nice walk for a dog.

Visited September 2013
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Schoenenberg, Switzerland
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“Scenery is great”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The location of this castle amazing. After having seen many castles in Scotland, this is my favourite. The view from the coast is beautiful and can't be compared to other castles. There is no need to pay the extra fee to get into the castle as you'll have the better views from the outside anyway. We combined the visit to this castle with a day-trip to Aberdeen which is close by.

Visited September 2013
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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“A Local's Perpsective”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The ruins and the setting of the castle is truly magnificent and not to be missed. Take some time to also do some walking along the cliffs / shore - bring binoculars to get a better view of the sea-birds, seals, etc. There are very limited facilities at the castle (e.g. no café) although plenty of good eating options in Stonehaven itself (which I recommend). There are boat trips available (MV Lady Gail) at the harbour and provide a completely different perspective on the castle - highly recommend.

Visited September 2013
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WendyCustodian, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Hello. Thanks very much for your review and it's nice to hear one from a local persons perspective. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and wanted to point out that you perhaps missed our wee picnic van, which is situated beside the main car park? It's open from June to the middle of September each year selling coffee, cold drinks, cakes and other snacks. Best wishes.
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