Dunnottar Castle

Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland

  1. Dunnottar Castle

    Photo by Hossein Mansouri

    It doesn't take much effort to stumble upon gloomy medieval fortresses in Scotland, but frankly, Dunnottar beats them all with its evocative and dramatic location. Perched at the edge of a cliffy headland about 3 kilometers south of Stonehaven, the castle is now heavily ruined, but its former glory and magnificence is echoed in every single brick still resting in the crumbling walls. Amble through the barracks, lodgings, and stables imagining that they were once graced with the presence of William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, have a sit on the nicely manicured lawn, gape down the cliff, and when you're done here, jump to youthful Aberdeen for a considerable dose of urban buzz in a bustling student community of the city that has won the Britain in Bloom competition a record breaking ten times, and it was certainly deservedly!

    Address: The Lodge, Dunottar, Stonehaven, AB39 2TL, Scotland

    Tel: 44-156-976-2173


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