Dunnottar Castle

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Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress that was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland. Steeped in history, this romantic and haunting ruin is a photographer’s paradise, a history lover’s dream and an iconic tourist destination for visitors the world over. Visit Dunnottar Castle for your own unforgettable experience and discover the importance of Dunnottar – an impregnable fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past.

A selection of hot/cold food and drinks are available and the menu has been chosen to reflect a Scottish flavour with Aberdeen Angus burgers, Stornoway black pudding rolls, Scotch Broth, fish and chips and even haggis for the adventurous tourist!

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  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    Summer Season (1st April - 30th Sep)
    9:00 - 18:00 (last entry at 17:30) every day.

    Winter Season (1st October - 31st March)
    10:00 - Variable dependent on sunset time, Castle closes around an hour before sunset.

    PLEASE NOTE: Last entry is 30 mins before closing.
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Child Friendly
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Public Transport
  • Accessibility
    • Blue Badge Parking
  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    Open daily in line with Castle opening times.
  • Facilities
    • Child Friendly
    • Pets allowed
    • Parking
    • Coach Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Public Transport
  • Accessibility
    • Blue Badge Parking
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