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Dunnottar Castle

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Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

Faulty Tours - Stonehaven Walks & Talks

DUNNOTTAR CASTLE - OUR CASTLE: A coastal walk south to Black Hill and the War Memorial with its stunning panoramic views, then on to the iconic Dunnottar Castle and its fascinating history. Entry to the castle is included.

A visit to Stonehaven would not be complete without a visit to the dramatic, rocky outcrop that is home to Dunnottar Castle, arguably the most spectacular, ruined, coastal fortress in Scotland and for centuries the stronghold of the Earls Marischal, one of the most powerful families in the land. With a history going back to the 4th Century Dunnottar Castle has been attacked, destroyed and rebuilt many times, it has been captured by William Wallace, visited by Mary Queen of Scots and besieged by Oliver Cromwell.

Starting from the Market Square we leave the New Town and briefly visit the old town before climbing the coastal path to Black Hill, the War Memorial and onto the Dunnottar Castle, learning about local history, heroes and villains along the way.

We will guide you around the Castle itself before leaving you to enjoy your own time there and make your own way back to town. You can retrace your steps along the path, admiring the views in the opposite direction, walk along the quiet tarmac road that was once the main route north or take public transport/taxi.

Distance is approx 2.5 miles to the Castle. Our Tour will take approx 2.5 - 3 hours plus your own time for the return journey.

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From £36 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — October

Contact details

Faulty Tours Ltd

Martin Avenue
AB39 2LZ

Key facilities

  • Parking

Tour information


  • Stonehaven


½ Day


  • Walking


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Castles
  • History
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Walking

Covid 19 Facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment only
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff

Tour prices

From £36 Per Adult

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Faulty Tours Ltd

Tour company information

Faulty Tours Ltd

Faulty Tours offer small group and private guided walks around Stonehaven and surrounding countryside. Our friendly guides are passionate about our hometown, its stunning scenery, its vibrant history and look forward to sharing this with you on our relaxed, informal walks. Join us and experience ‘slow tourism’ - really immerse yourself in the area, relax, connect with nature and appreciate the natural environment around us. Enjoy interesting routes through woodland, along coastal paths and across beaches while learning about local history, geography and a wee bit of geology too.

Opening times

Daily 09:30 - 20:00

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