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Dunnottar Castle via Stonehaven Coastal Walk is a 2.7 mile out and back trail located near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 433 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Beach

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Historic site

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The trail to the castle is not too difficult and offers great views of the North Sea and cliffs. Once you get to Dunnottar Castle you have to descend down steep stairs to get to the entrance. The castle is well worth visiting (there is a fee if you choose to go inside). Dolphins and seals can often be spotted just off the coast.

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John Johnstone
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Walking

Great trail but be prepared for lots of step climbs in and out of castle. we started our trail from the harbour car park (free). Car park at trail start is only 3 or 4 cars. If you want to go into castle there is a fee, but it is worthwhile

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Katelyn Hertel
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Hiking

Lovely walk along the coast with beautiful views of the surrounding cliffs and castle ruins.

Tyrone Thacker
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Hiking

very easy and very beautiful.

Jodi Frith
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Walking

Wondeful little walk with breathtaking castle views!

Charlene Payne
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Lovely coastal walk to the Castle although shrouded in fog. Lots of steps down to the Castle which are the same steps used back up again! Decided to take the easier route back to Stonehaven along the road, which was also scenic. A beautiful round trip.

Molly Douglas
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Walking

Absolutely stunning. Took the train from Aberdeen to Stonehaven and walked from there, past the memorial, to the castle and back. The castle is the most picturesque. And often you can see dolphins and seals. Only downside is that both times I've been is that it has been very crowded - but thats only because of how beautiful it is!

Rona Hal
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Graham Adams
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Hiking

We had beautiful weather here in January. Decided to take this walk. We parked next to Stonehaven harbour and followed the signposts from there. The trail to the castle is not to difficult offering great views of the North Sea and cliffs. Once you get to Dunnottar castle you have steep stairs down and up to get to the entrance. The castle is well worth visiting.

Jenny Brooks
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Hiking

Stunning. Public transit brought me close to the castle which was incredible. Decided to walk back to Stonehaven and the views of the ocean and glancing back at the castle were gorgeous. Plus you can check out the Stonehaven War Memorial as you walk by! Very easy terrain.

Gail Young
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Hiking

Amazing coastal views x Easy for all x

Sydney Paulsen
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Tad Turski
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Jo Dearmer
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Meg Elmhirst
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Adam Young
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Kallum Ryan
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Christopher Davis
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Cate McGinn
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Claire M
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Ian Hutchison
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Leilani Skeates
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Sylwester Draganek
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Blandine Rolin
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Sian Alee
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Rune Sassen
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Louise Copeland
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