Castle Closed

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

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Perched on a rocky outcrop on the rugged Aberdeenshire coastline sits Dunnottar Castle. Once seen never forgotten.

Situated just 1.6 miles south of Stonehaven and 20 miles from Aberdeen International Airport, Dunnottar Castle is located just off the main A92, Stonehaven/Montrose road.

To help support our commitment to Green Tourism we highly recommend using public transport or walking from nearby Stonehaven.

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postcode: AB39 2TL


On foot

We highly recommend walking to the Castle from the nearby town of Stonehaven along the picturesque coastal path. From the parking area at the harbour, follow Shorehead to Love Lane, just after the harbour-front pubs, and take a left onto Castle Street. Follow the path uphill and continue left at the top on the road and on to the path past the war memorial, enjoying the spectacular views along the way. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear and having waterproof clothing as the Scottish weather can be unpredictable!


There are bike racks adjacent to the coach park at the Castle.

By car

We have a free car park with accessible parking spaces for patrons.

Use the postcode AB39 2TL for your Sat Nav.

Although there is no designated drop-off point, there are a number of suitable areas without kerbs beside the car and coach parks. The car park at Dunnottar is small so please share cars and transport wherever possible.

By taxi

Please see the details for the local taxi services available in the Stonehaven area.

Mojo Taxis have a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Telephone +44 (0) 7790 278080.

Carron Cabs have a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Telephone +44 (0) 1569 785 630

A&I Taxis have a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Telephone +44 (0) 1569 764333

By bus

The X7 and 107 from Aberdeen stops by the A92, just a short walk from the Castle car park. Full details of the bus times can be obtained by calling Aberdeen bus station or checking the Stagecoach website.

By train

The nearest train station is Stonehaven. For times and prices check the ScotRail website.

By air

Aberdeen International Airport is 25 minutes away by car or you can catch a train from Dyce Railway Station direct to Stonehaven.

"I’ve been to this castle twice now and it’s just as stunning in the misery of rain as it is in glorious sunshine"

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