Dunnottar Castle

dunottarPhotoFunia-1bc46dd_oEarlier in the month we had a lovely French couple staying in the Bothy for two weeks, who kindly sent us some pictures from their holiday.  I have their permission to use this photo which is an atmospheric photograph of Dunnottar Castle just south of Stonehaven.

Frederique and Kenny disproved the myth that the Bothy is best visited with a car as they took a decision to use public transport, walk a lot, and had a little help on their day out to Stonehaven – compliments of one of our kindly neighbours!

Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress, which sits on a rocky headland. Dunnottar has played a prominent role in the history of Scotland through to the 18th Century Jacobite Risings because of its strategic location and the strength of its situation. Dunnottar is best known as the place where the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell’s invading army in the 17th century.

It is a place of moods whatever the weather and well worth a visit.  Thank you Frederique for capturing this one for us – you picked the best weather of the year, it will definitely be cooler if you come back in winter!


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