Dunnottar Castle


Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2TL

    A romantic, evocative and historically significant ruined Castle, perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. 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.

    4 Castle
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    2015/2016 Opening Times - winter
    1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 15:30
    Tuesday 10:00 15:30
    Wednesday 10:00 15:30
    Thursday 10:00 15:30
    Friday 10:00 15:30
    Saturday 10:00 15:30
    Sunday 10:00 15:30
    Bank Holiday 10:00 15:30

    Last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing
    Opening is weather dependant - please call first
    Castle closed 25th & 26th December
    Castle closed 1st & 2nd January

    Ticket Information
    Adult Ticket £6.00 per ticket
    Child Price £2.00 per ticket
    Family Ticket £14.00 per ticket
    Group Ticket (20+) £5.00 per ticket
    Season Pass (1 Year) £15.00 per ticket
    Senior Citizen £6.00 per ticket
    Student Ticket £6.00 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Children Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Toilets


    • Coastal Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location

    Transport within Scotland

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    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 272
      • There is a handrail by the steps


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with steps and no ramp


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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