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Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
+44 1569 762173
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must see!

a dramatic cliff setting makes this castle and its well preserved remains well worth the short trip... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Malcolm P
Brisbane, Australia

I'd seen photos of this on Scotland from the Roadside FB page. It's even more stunning in real... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
+44 1569 762173
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Reviewed 5 days ago

a dramatic cliff setting makes this castle and its well preserved remains well worth the short trip from Stonehaven. Allow at least two hours and take your own water and snack.

Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'd seen photos of this on Scotland from the Roadside FB page. It's even more stunning in real life! A lot to see and took at least two hours to go around, taking photos. Stunning views! Take comfortable walking shoes/boots though. It's got quite a...More

Thank MSAitken
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Completely a shame. «close because the weather» i just add a picture. No comments. Just come here for nothing.More

Thank Efraím A
Jim_Wands312, Manager at Dunnottar Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Efraim, Thanks for your review. What your picture doesn't show is the high winds that day that meant that the Castle had to be closed for safety reasons. Gusts of 47 and 55 mph were measured at the Castle which is well above our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As other reviewers have said, a visit to DunnottarCastle is a must. The location and setting of the castle is amazing; perched on a rock surrounded by the sea. Awesome!

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit. The staff work so hard to keep it in great condition and are always very friendly and helpful. Make sure you have strong shoes as the steps inside the castle are uneven.

Thank mrstuartsim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t pay in this time but enjoyed the stunning views against the fast changing weather today. A very traditional Scottish Castle in a stunning cliff top location. Situated a mile south of the centre of the lovely village of Stonehaven.

Thank Suzy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very dramatic castle that is full of history and fantastic for photographers to get some brilliant shots.

Thank JPR_54321
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If the weather is good, this castle ruins is an absolute must see! It's out on a peninsula, so the backdrop is stunning. Because it's a castle ruins, most everything is outside & uncovered, so be cautious when it's raining. It's also worth noting there...More

Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dunnottar Castle was more spectacular than I expected. Perched on the cliffs above the North Sea, it is really a sight to see. Walking to the castle is not for the faint of heart. Many, many, steps to traverse just to get to the castle...More

Thank Carole J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful castle surrounded by classic Scottish scenery, there is a lovely beach and the castle inside is great! Right on the cliffs and there's a fish and chip van which makes amazing chips and cheese! Great for a family day out, with picnic and not...More

Thank inamilne22
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Kimberly K
17 October 2017|
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Response from Dave D | Reviewed this property |
There are 189 steps down then a few up to the Castle so not stroller friendly and the path along the cliff top is narrow in parts so it depends on your buggy. If the buggy is collapsable then it might be feasible if you have... More
8 September 2017|
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Response from Juan Pablo J | Reviewed this property |
Newburgh Seals Beach is good place only 20 minutes north of Aberdeen. beautiful beach where you can see hundreds of seals.
8 August 2017|
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Response from LHWAberdeen | Reviewed this property |
I would give yourself 2 hours for the castle and walk. If you wanted to walk in to the beautiful town of Stonehaven another few hours or visa versa. But you can easily be there all day enjoying a lovely lunch in one of the... More