Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been fortified in the Early Middle Ages. William Wallace killed approximately 4000 Englishmen here (not personally, we might add). 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 castle was restored in the 20th century and is now open to the public.


The castle is suposedly haunted by a young teenage girl wearing a tartan skirt, a Lady in Green and a man of 'Nordic' appearance. Disembodied voices, cries of pain and cold sports have also been reported.


Pictured above is Dunnottar Castle courtesy of Eduardo Unda.

Dunnottar Castle,



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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Haunted Scottish Castles and Houses by G. Stewart.


Visitor Information

Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

It lies on Scotland's northeast coast just to the east of the A90 road.

Pictured is Dunnottar Castle courtesy of Carlos Menendez San Juan. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.