This highlander's mark on the map of cultural British heritage brings back the living images of medieval Scotland. Built-in the 4th century as a place of worship by Saint Ninian, a missionary who selected this enchanting fortress on the edges of land in the Northern part of the Scottish landscape, Dunnottar Castle, to play a [...]

This highlander’s mark on the map of cultural British heritage brings back the living images of medieval Scotland. Built-in the 4th century as a place of worship by Saint Ninian, a missionary who selected this enchanting fortress on the edges of land in the Northern part of the Scottish landscape, Dunnottar Castle, to play a special role with a very religious message.

For the next 5 centuries, the Castle served as a place of worship until the 9th century when during the Viking’s attack King Donald II of Scotland was being killed. The consecutive 11 centuries of historical journey drew a few significant lines on the historical canvas of the Dunnottar Castle including the formation of a new church, a rather brutal visit of William Wallace who burnt the church and destroyed the castle. 15th century brought sir Wiliam Keith (a member of the first an the most powerful families in Scotland residing in the Dunnottar Castle) an honour to become first Earl Marischal coronated by James II.

 

The year 1717, the 18th century paints a rather significant picture on the map of the heritage of this Aberdeenshire place, the Dunnottar Castle is being sold to the York Mining Company and went through a rather ascetic transformation where all interior is being removed.

20th-century brings a new era initiated by the Pearson family and thanks to Lady Cowdray restoration began results of which are now in a form of open areas to the public ….

 

The visit’s time to begin … welcome

 

Dunnottar Castle | Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Fhoithear { “fort on the shelving slope” }

A fortress that portrays the medieval times of glory in a form of ruins, located on the northeastern coast of Scotland, 2 miles (3 kilometres) south of Stonehaven is the perfect spot for celebrating the art of sight ….

Dunnottar Castel is currently owned by the younger son of the 3rd Viscount Cowdray, that is part of the 210-square-kilometre (81 sq mi) Dunecht Estates. Some glamour events have taken place on the grounds of the castle such as starring Mel Gibson and Glenn Close, Hamlet (1990).

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