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Dramatic ruined castle high above the North Sea.

Dunnottar, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, AB39 2TL

Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland

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Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
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Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
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Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress which 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 lovers 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.

 

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Open daily through the year.

Before setting off to the Castle, we advise you to visit the home page of our website to check ensure the Castle is open. In the event of bad weather, the Castle may be closed at short notice for safety reasons.

Summer season

1 April – 30 September: 09.00 – 18.00 (last entry 17:00)

Winter season

The Castle may be closed at short notice for safety reasons in the event of certain weather conditions, e.g. high winds and/or excessive snow and ice. Before setting off to the Castle, we advise you to visit the Met Office website to check the weather conditions in the Stonehaven area.

October : 10.00 – 17.00 (last entry 16.00)

November – January : 10.00 – 15.00 (last entry 14.00)

February: 10.00 – 16.00 (last entry 15.00)

March : 10.00 – 17.00 (last entry 16.00)

 

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free (on display of membership card).

Adult (ages 16+): £10.50
Child (age 5-15): £4.50
Child (age 0-4): free
Concession (age 65+ & students with valid photo ID): £9.50
Family (up to 2 adults and 2 children): £27.00
Family (1 adult and 2 children): £17.00
Adult Annual Pass – £25.00
Child Annual Pass – £12.50

Admission prices are subject to change.

Educational Visits

We are able to offer free entry for local schools.

for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

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Dunnottar Castle is a historic fort in Stonehaven

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