The ruins of Dunnottar Castle, a dramatic cliff-top fortress, near Stonehaven date back to the fourth century. Look out for the War Memorial on nearby Black Hill, which affords 360-degree views of the castle and bay.
The flat top of this promontory is around three acres in size, just big enough to support this impregnable-looking construction. There is written evidence suggesting that a fortification may have existed here since AD 400 and it is known that both Mary Queen of Scots and James VI of Scotland visited in the 16th century.
Dunnottar Castle Information
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