This property is free for HHA Friends
Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about 3 kilometres south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been fortified in the Early Middle Ages. Dunnottar has played a prominent role in the history of Scotland through to the 18th-century Jacobite risings because of its strategic location and defensive strength. Dunnottar is best known as the place where the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's invading army in the 17th century. The property of the Keiths from the 14th century, and the seat of the Earl Marischal, Dunnottar declined after the last Earl forfeited his titles by taking part in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715. The castle was restored in the 20th century and is now open to the public
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
Visitor Opening Times
2017: 3 Jan to 31 March - 10am to 5pm, or sunset (whichever is soonest). 1 April to 30 September - 9am to 6pm. 1 October to 31 March - 10am to 5pm or sunset, whichever is sooner (last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing).
Weather permitting - please check website first before setting off if you are unsure. Closed 25 & 26 December and 1 & 2 January.
THIS PROPERTY IS NOW IN THE HHA FRIENDS SCHEME AND DOES OFFER FREE ACCESS TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.