One of the most striking castles we visited on our road trip through the UK sits atop a dramatic headland with 160 foot cliffs on 3 sides.
Dunnottar Castle was fortified during the medieval times but most of the buildings found today were built around the 15-16th century. It is best known as the hiding place of the Scottish Crown Jewels when Oliver Cromwell invaded in the 17th century. The ‘Honours of Scotland’ (crown, sceptre and sword) now reside in Edinburgh Castle.
The castle chapel is on the far right. According to a 15th century poet, William Wallace set fire to this chapel with a garrison of English soldiers taking refuge inside.
Ocean views from within the castle.
Inside the stables. Neeeiiigh.
Striking and intimidating. Oh, and the castle looks formidable too.
One comment on “Dunnottar Castle”
There’s something to be said about antiquity between the US and elsewhere in the world. Our history pales in comparison. To see ruins like that must have been breathtaking…
Thanks for sharing.