Dunnottar Castle

Local nameDunnottar Castle
LocationScotland, UK

Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the northeastern coast of Scotland, about 2 miles south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been fortified in the Early Middle Ages. Dunnottar has played a prominent role in the history of Scotland through to the 18th-century Jacobite risings because of its strategic location and defensive strength.

Dunnottar is best known as the place where the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's invading army in the 17th century. The property of the Keiths from the 14th century, and the seat of the Earl Marischal, Dunnottar declined after the last Earl forfeited his titles by taking part in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715. The castle was restored in the 20th century and is now open to the public.

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Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen from 47 USD

Opening hours

Winter season: usually open from 10 am, closing times differ

Summer season (April - Sep): daily: 9 am - 5:30 pm

Closed: Dec 25 & 26, Jan 1 & 2


Adults: £7
Children: (under 16 years of age): £3

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunnottar_Castle

Official website http://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DunnottarCastle

Email dunnottarcastle@btconnect.com

Address AB39 2, United Kingdom

Coordinates 56°56'45.432" N -2°11'49.399" E

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