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Dunnottar Castle

 
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Dunnottar Castle

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Open all year: Apr-Sep, daily 9.00-17.30; Oct-Mar, daily 10.00-16.30 or dusk, whichever is sooner (check website).
Closed 25-26 Dec and 1-2 Jan. Sales area. Closed during bad weather. Weddings and events.

Tel: 01569 762173 Web: www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk
Getting to the castle involves a walk, steep climb, and a steeper one back.
Opening Hours
  • Mon 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Open now
  • Wed 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Haunted

Haunt #1 - Ghosts
Sightings of several ghosts have been reported at Dunnottar, including the apparition of a girl, around 13 years old and dressed in a dull plaid-type dress, a young deer hound, and a tall Scandinavian-looking man.

On a precipitous sea-girt promontary, Dunnottar Castle is one of the most spectacular medieval castles in Scotland, long a property of the Keith Earls Marischal, scene of the famous siege involving the Scottish Crown Jewels, and with an impressive fortified entrance.

The site of Dunnottar Castle has been an important settlement for well over a thousands years. Its early history saw attacks from Danes and Angles as well from the native Picts whilst in the later Medieval period its coastal location made it an easy target for conquering English forces. The castle was largely destroyed during the Wars of Three Kingdoms.

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