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Dunnottar Castle

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

This is a must see attraction in Scotland. Outlook is fabulous. I would say this was perhaps the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul K
Gorgeous castle and views - worth the walk and entrance fee

We came here with our two children (8 and 2 years) it is not pram friendly as you have to park at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laura M
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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” (105 reviews)
“car park” (115 reviews)
“steep steps” (27 reviews)
Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland
+44 1569 762173
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see attraction in Scotland. Outlook is fabulous. I would say this was perhaps the highlight of my trip, castle/attraction wise. Urqhuart Castle on Loch Ness is Dunnottar's dunny.

Thank Paul K
Reviewed yesterday

We came here with our two children (8 and 2 years) it is not pram friendly as you have to park at he side of a country road and walk to the castle which is including alot of steps. Luckily my 2 year old walked...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on a lovely day. Got in early before everyone arrived and found it easy to get around. Full of interesting stories and highly recommend this as a place to see when in Scotland. If elderly or injured be aware there are a lot of...More

Thank hitimes2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful castle, dramatically located on the cliffs above the North Sea. Wonderful walk out from Stonehaven village along the cliff tops.

Thank RosscoMiller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Go early as it gets crowded. This is a must see with things to see inside and outside the castle. Views are amazing

Thank btnusa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The most beautiful landscape I have ever seen with that mix of old, mystery, cliffs, sea, plantations and dangerous terrain. Very cheap, perfect for a walk with friends and/or family. Absolutely amazing.

Thank Juan Pablo J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow, we visited Dunnottar with a three year old and a five year old. You have to keep them close when walking near the cliff faces of course but wow, the views. We had the best time. We spent about an hour taking in the...More

Thank Mrs H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whatever season I visit the Castle never fails to impress! In fact in stormy weather it makes for much more interesting photos. You can guarantee good views from any angle. You don't need to pay to get inside the castle as the views from outside...More

Thank jazzer2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular views, even without the opportunity to get inside the castle. Would definitely recommend

Thank Lizzie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb surroundings, beatifull castle. Very steep access with lots of stairs but worth the walk. Not for pushchairs for sure but ideal for a picnic on a sunny day like ours including in the castle.

Thank Andreea J
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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
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
28 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