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Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
+44 1569 762173
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Well worth a visit. Even on a rainy overcast day it was wonderful. The walk can be slippery when... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heather S
via mobile
Very nice hike with great view

We parked the car at the pier and walk from there. It is a nice walk about 45 minutes if you walk... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Longueuil, Canada
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Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the cliff” (100 reviews)
“car park” (109 reviews)
“steep steps” (25 reviews)
Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
+44 1569 762173
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit. Even on a rainy overcast day it was wonderful. The walk can be slippery when wet but it's worth the walk. Incredible views and history.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We parked the car at the pier and walk from there. It is a nice walk about 45 minutes if you walk slow and take pictures along the way. The first 100m are a little steep but the rest is much easier. The view is...More

Thank hamel_stephane
Reviewed 4 days ago

After seeing numerous photos of Dunnottar Castle, I finally made it there this month. My expectations were sky high and I was not disappointed by the experience. The castle and it's surroundings are absolutely beautiful. I was lucky to visit on a sunny day and...More

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second time to the castle, the views are just out of this world. Didn't go into the castle this time as I've done it before but I would highly recommend it, lots of information about the castles amazing history. Def recommend a visit here, especially...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic walk in either direction along the coastal route, amazing walk to castle, visit early morning when very quiet and relaxing!!

Thank Ceeveef
Reviewed 5 days ago

This amazing castle has been seen countless times in photos, but they are nothing compared to actually being there. The whole journey to explore the castle is an adventure. I recommend walking along the coastal path from Stonehaven via the War Memorial to really experience...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take your walking shoes. The castle is ruins but worth seeing. The North Sea makes a beautiful backdrop for this historic castle.

Thank G5562QBkarend
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Dunnottar on a whim (I had found a picture of the castle and we decided to visit) and it was definitely one of the best visits we did. The site is amazing and the ruins give you an idea of what was...More

Thank Cloé R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the close to 2000 reviewers, average score of 5/5... says it all. Nothing more to add, except, go visit it, PAY the entrance fee and don't just take photos from the outside! ;)

Thank JensonLim
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you fancy a good walk with an imposing caste at the end this is a beauty. The walk is not for the faint hearted there is a monstrous amount of stairs to tackle but well worth it. Can be cold & windy.Oh & wet.

Thank Ian G
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Erin W
11 July 2017|
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Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes you can walk the surrounding area of the castle out of opening times. You actually pay down at the castle & not the car park area. Good luck with your photos😁It's amazing place for pictures
Hope F
27 June 2017|
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Response from ianmilne69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. A rush in 1 hour, or a good leisurely 3 hours. If a 4 year old, expect to get a sore back from carrying on shoulders as steepish hill, and gravel path
AnaVeronica C
26 April 2017|
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Response from Jim_Wands312 | Property representative |
Dear AnaVeronica, The drive from Stirling to the Castle should take around an hour and a half so would be quicker than the train. The car park here is staffed so you needn't have any worries about theft and the standard of... More