Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruin. As you wander around the extensive buildings you are almost surrounded by sea with gulls and other seabirds wheeling and screaming around the cliffs below you. If the outline is a little familiar, this may be because Dunnottar Castle was the location for the 1990 film version of Hamlet starring Mel Gibson.

Public Transport is available from the south end of Barclay Street in Stonehaven.

A Number  113 Bus is available every 20 minutes which drops you off where the road from the Castle joins the Coastal Road from Stonehaven to Inverbervie. The castle entrance is only a few minutes walk from there.

Opening Times


10am to sunset (or 5pm whichever is earlier)

Weather Permitting

Closed Christmas and Boxing Day and 1st and 2nd January

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