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Dunnottar Castle
NO 882-839 Kincardineshire Scotland

Dunnottar Castle Dunnottar Castle was originally a 12th century earth and timber ringwork fortress, founded by William the Lion. In the 14th century, Sir William Keith founded the impressive keep and courtyard fortress, when adding the five storey L-plan tower house. Standing on a cliff top plateau, the castle is defended by a deep valley and a substantial gatehouse. Over the centuries, the English and the Scottish have garrisoned the castle and during the Civil War the 'Honours' of Scotland found security here. 4 miles south-west is Fetteresso Castle and 6 miles north is Muchalls Castle. Picture Peter Dahl


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Dunnottar Castle is located on a cliff top plateau, south of Stonehaven off the A92. 17 miles south of Aberdeen, on the A90-A92.

The site is owned by the Cowdray family and is open daily, April to September 10:00-6:00pm, October to March 10:00-5:00pm or sunset, weather permitting, check website for details.

There is a car park.


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