Dunnottar Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • Address: Stonehaven AB39 2TL, UK, AB39 2TL, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1569762173
  • Fax: +44-01330860325
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Castle, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Buildings And Structures

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Dunnottar Castle is a historically significant site located in Stonehaven, Scotland. Located on the clifftop, the ruins of the thirteenth century fortress on the edge of the North-Sea are a treat for history buffs. Researchers have found the traces of an early middle age establishment in and around this medieval fortress. The place has witnessed many historic events. Though the Government has restored the castle in the 20th century, it could not stand the ravages of time. Taking a guided tour and exploring the ruins will give you a glimpse of the interesting history of Scotland. Consider coming here to step in time and enjoy the beauty of breathtaking landscapes all around.

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  • Dunnottar Castle Address: Stonehaven AB39 2TL, UK, AB39 2TL, United Kingdom
  • Dunnottar Castle Contact Number: +44-1569762173
  • Dunnottar Castle Timing: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Dunnottar Castle Price: Free
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  • 95% of people who visit Stonehaven include Dunnottar Castle in their plan

  • 83.6% of people start their Dunnottar Castle visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Dunnottar Castle

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92.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dunnottar Castle

People normally club together Stonehaven and Station Hotel while planning their visit to Dunnottar Castle.

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  • If you like poking around old ruins, this is the place to go. Just enough information signs to let you know what's what. Otherwise, you can just wander about. Not very busy on a summer weekday and incredible coastal and castle views. Not handicapped or baby stroller accessible due to lots of stairs getting there.

  • We walked from Stonehaven harbour to Dunnottar castle. It was a lovely walk although steep at times. It was a beautiful day and our castle destination was fantastic. Full of history and amazing to see. We also stopped at the war memorial which too was very impressive.

  • Stunning castle. The views are breath taking. The feeling of walking through Scottish history is awesome. Be carful of the hike down and back up the steep stairs leading to the castle. It’s pretty well priced to enter. But don’t despair if the thought of the stairs put you off. It’s an easy short walk from a much improved car park to look out over the castle and get some stunning views and this part is free. Watch the food though at the little stand it’s not the best. Stick to the ice cream.

  • Nice ruins, there is parking that is free if you pay to go in the castle, but there is also parking on the roadside. You can walk around the castle to the adjacent to cliffs for some great views and pictures. The path is easy and well maintained. Nice experience especially with kids!

  • Very picturesque ruins on a clifftop. Difficult to get to if you've got small kids or a buggy, the coastal path is small and has a sharp gradient. Not much to do once you're there besides take in the view, so you wouldn't need more than 45 minutes to see this. Worth a visit, it's quite a unique castle with a great history. If you can avoid busy times that would be better, as it's not much fun squeezing past tourists on that high pathway!

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