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Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

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Perched atop steep cliffs that plunge 50 m (160 ft) down to the North Sea, Dunnottar Castle is what's left of the strategically located home of one of Scotland's noble families. The ruins spread across a 3.5 acre (1.4 hectare) plot on the cliff’s edge. One of the largest buildings is the tower house, which stood 15 m (49 ft) when at its full height. It had a great hall and upstairs bedrooms for the castle's lord. Wear good walking shoes to the site because the parking lot is located at the base of an 800 m (2,600 ft) footpath that leads up to the castle. Hours change seasonally so please check website for all up-to-date information. Make Dunnottar Castle a centerpiece of your Stonehaven vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Stonehaven travel route planning app.
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  • What a great place to visit! The castle mount is fabulous and great to photograph. Great views. There are a lot of steps to get down to the castle but it’s totally worth it. The bay next to the... 
    What a great place to visit! The castle mount is fabulous and great to photograph. Great views. There are a lot of steps to get down to the castle but it’s totally worth it. The bay next to the...  more »
  • Must visit place if visiting Aberdeen or Stonehaven. The beauty of the place is indescribable in words. It has to be experienced and we were blessed with a lovely weather too to enjoy this amazing... 
    Must visit place if visiting Aberdeen or Stonehaven. The beauty of the place is indescribable in words. It has to be experienced and we were blessed with a lovely weather too to enjoy this amazing...  more »
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  • A very nice place to visit, the castle and the coast provide spectacular views, do bring a windbreaker as gusts of wind can be rather intimidating. The castle itself has an entrance fee but the views are free from afar. The coastal track is very nice and one can walk to the closest war monument very easily for a more panoramic view of close by town of Stonehaven.
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