Saturday, November 25, 2017

SCOTLAND ~ Dunnottar Castle - Stonehaven ~

... Scottish beauty nr 3... breathtaking ruined cliff top fortress at the edge of the North Sea... this castle is probably the most dramatic historical site in Scotland... on a gigantic rocky mountain which is almost detached from the mainland... the rock on which the castle stand was formed 440 million years ago... the walk to the castle is slightly dangerous as it involves steep steps but there are amazing viewpoints... Thanks soooo much Andrene!! ❁◕ ‿ ◕❁ Did you walk all the way up to ruins??? o͜͡o

Read more about beautiful Scottish Castles here: The Top 5 Castles in Scotland

Ⓒ Douglas Corrance

Dunnottar Castle is located in Scotland’s north east coast.  It covers an area of 3.5 acres (1.4 hectares), and sits on a sea cliff that rises to 50 metres (160 feet) in height. In Scottish Gaelic its called: Dùn Fhoithear, what means "fort on the shelving slope".

The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been fortified in the Early Middle Ages.  Dunnottar Castle has played an important role during many crucial episodes of Scottish History, but it was originally known as a Pictish fortress.

Throughout its history, Dunnottar Castle was burnt to the ground a number of times, sometimes by the Scottish to kill the invading English.

The castle was restored in the 20th century and is now open to the public.


National symbols - Scotland
(Issued 24-03-2015)

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