Dunnottar Castle

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Dunnottar Castle, Dunnottar Lodge, Stonehaven, AB39 2TL

Spectacular and evocative ruined cliff-top Castle - once seen, never forgotten.

Visit Dunnottar Castle for an unforgettable experience and discover the importance of Dunnottar – an impregnable fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past.

The dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in the land. William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II have graced the Castle with their presence.

Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels, the ‘Honours of Scotland’, from destruction.

Read the VisitAberdeenshire Castle Bagging blog here!

View our guide to get there, here.

  • Opening Times

    1st October 2014 to 31st March 2015 - 10am to 3.30pm (last entry is 3pm)  

    Weather dependant so please call first.

    1st April to 30th September 2015 - 9am to 6pm

    Closed 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January.

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