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Our Vision

Our vision is to provide a first class attraction for the many thousands of visitors who come to Dunnottar each year.

The Castle is recognised as one of Scotland’s national treasures and the construction of a purpose built visitor centre with amenities including interpretation, café and shop will significantly enhance the enjoyment of all those coming to see this iconic ruined fortress. We truly would like this to be a once seen never forgotten experience.

Our Proposal

Our proposal is to create a dedicated, sensitively designed visitor centre adjacent to the existing lodge and car park at Dunnottar. The building will showcase commanding views towards the Castle and include interpretation, highlighting the important role Dunnottar has had through Scottish history, as well as a café, shop, toilets, external sales kiosk and additional parking.

A small scale development of 10 new homes is also proposed. The homes, to be located on land lying to the southwest of Mains of Dunnottar Farm, will be delivered by local housebuilder, Fotheringham Homes. Income from the land sale associated with the new homes will bridge a crucial funding gap in the delivery of the £4M visitor centre.

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Proposed Location Plan


Proposed Site Plan


Proposed Floor Plan


Exhibition Materials from Public Consultation

Planning Application

The dedicated planning application including drawings and reports which can be accessed via the Aberdeenshire Council public access register.

Anyone wishing to comment on the application will be able to do so by submitting formal comment to Aberdeenshire Council, as outlined on their website.