Castle Closed

We are very sorry but Dunnottar Castle is closed due to high winds inside the Castle.


Spectacular sunrises and moody seascapes

Perched on a cliff-top amidst striking scenery with stunning seascape views, it’s not hard to understand why the beauty of this outstanding location has been captured on the silver screen on numerous occasions. From Hamlet featuring Mel Gibson to being the inspiration to Disney's, Brave the Castle provides a dramatic and evocative film location which has attracted national and international interest.


Spectacular sunrises and moody seascapes or rugged cliffs and fertile farm land, this location ticks all of the boxes for filming and photography no matter what the scale.


Everything from dark vaults and chambers to the restored drawing room and expansive bowling green, this cliff-top ruin has a wide range of angles to capture on film or camera.


Victor Frankenstein featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Hamlet featuring Mel Gibson and Secret Scotland with Susan Calman. The cover of Harper’s Bazaar and Country Life magazines.


Professional filming and photography can be facilitated at Dunnottar Castle and the surrounding area. Please download our Guide to Filming & Photography at Dunnottar Castle here.

You must apply for consent to undertake professional filming or photography at Dunnottar Castle. Unauthorised or unannounced filming or photography will not be accommodated (including wedding photography).

Begin the application process by completing our Filming & Photography Request Form, please send to ''.

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