Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar castle is situation just 2 miles south of Stonehaven and around 15 miles shy of Aberdeen. You can not miss this fantastic looking location as it sits upon an enormous flat-topped rock with sheer cliffs above the wild North Sea….

According to our files here, Donnottar Castle is said to be haunted by a legacy of restless spirits from an event in 1685, when over 160 men, women and children were kept in the dark dungeon, fed on a diet of rotten meat, raw fish & salt water as they huddled together for warmth, their skeletal bodies clothed in rags.

It is alleged to be their screams and cries which are said to emanate in the dead of night.


In addition, I quote the fantastic guide-book which can be purchased on site:

The bakery, sometimes frequented by a sad lady in green plaid.

William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II, all 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.

Crown, sceptre and sword now take pride of place in Edinburgh Castle.

Please visit the Castle website for more historical information, directions on how to get to this fantastic location and other relevant information: http://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk



“According to our files here, Donnottar Castle is said to be haunted by a legacy of restless spirits from an event in 1685 when over 160 men, women and children were kept in the dark dungeon, fed on a diet of rotten meat, raw fish & salt water as they huddled together for warmth.”

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4 thoughts on “Dunnottar Castle

    • Hello Deb,

      Snap, we visited at the same time (Sept 2012) and I agree fully, there is an atmosphere for sure. I do plan on returning!!

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

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