Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

A massive, cliff-top fortress perched upon a rocky headland that is almost completely surrounded by the crashing waves of the sea, dramatic and evocative Dunnottar Castle was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland. Steeped in history, this romantic and haunting ruin is a photographer’s paradise, a history lover’s dream, and an iconic tourist destination for visitors the world over. It is not surprising that portions of the 1990 film Hamlet were shot here.

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