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  Dunnottar Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Dunnottar is also a possible site for a battle between King Donald II and the Vikings in 900, and it is thought that a raid into Scotland by land and sea by King Aethelstan of Wessex in 934 targeted the fortifications here.
In 1531 Dunnottar, declared to be "one of the principal strengths of our realm" was granted to the Earl Marischals of Scotland by James V. Mary Queen of Scots visited the castle in 1562 and 1564, and James VI stayed in 1580.
By May 1652 Dunnottar Castle was the only place left in Scotland holding out for Charles II against Cromwell's forces under the command of General George Monck.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /stonehaven/dunnottarcastle   (0 words)

  
  Dunnottar Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dunnottar is more than a topographical curiosity since this rock and the buildings on it have reflected in miniature much of the rich and tragic story of Scottish history.
Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruin.
Dunnottar Castle was the home of the Earls Marischal of Scotland, once one of the most powerful families in the land.
www.scotlandvacations.com /dunnottar_castle.htm   (424 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle - LoveToKnow 1911
It is accessible from the land by a winding path leading across a deep chasm, to the outer gate in a wall of enormous thickness.
When Cromwell became Protector, the Scottish regalia were lodged in the castle for greater security, and, in 1651, when the Commonwealth soldiers laid successful siege to it, they were saved by a woman's wit.
In 1685 the castle was converted into a Covenanters' prison, no fewer than 167 being confined in a dungeon, called therefrom the Whigs' Vault.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Dunnottar_Castle   (291 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle
The most domineering structure of the castle is the tower house (or keep), and this structure, though missing it's roof, still stands at it's original height of about 50 feet as it did after construction, back in the 14th century.
Dunnottar is famous for keeping safely hidden, the royal regalia of Scotland- otherwise known as The Crown Jewels of Scotland.
It was 1715 that Dunnottar Castle was abandoned, after the keeper of the castle was involved in yet another ill-fated rebellion, and because of his involvement, the castle was forfeited, sold, and dismantled...
www.geocities.com /jojogoob/Dunnottar.htm   (1348 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruin.
Dunnottar is more than a topographical curiosity since this rock and the buildings on it have reflected in miniature much of the rich and tragic story of Scottish history.
Dunnottar Castle was the home of the Earls Marischal of Scotland, once one of the most powerful families in the land.
www.castles.org /Chatelaine/dunnottar   (998 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle: Stronghold of the Keiths   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dunnottar came to possession of the Sir William Keith-Marischal at the end of the 14th century.
For this, for building a castle on "sacred soil", William was excommunicated (by the Bishop of St. Andrews) and later reinstated (for a fee).
Before the castle was taken, John Keith used ingenuity, and smuggled the regalia away to safety, and for this service was richly rewarded after King Charles was restored to the throne.
www.vsd.cape.com /~beachbum/castle.htm   (862 words)

  
 Travels in Scotland : Castles and Towers : Dunnottar Castle
An early castle on this rocky outcropping was captured by Wallace from the English in 1296, one story relating that he burned 4000 Englishmen during the siege.
Dunnottar was besieged by Montrose in 1645, and again in 1651 by Cromwell.
The castle was held for William and Mary in 1689, but the Earl Marischal threw in with the Stewarts during the first Rising in 1715 and it was forfeited.
www.phouka.com /travel/castles/dunnottar/dunnottar.html   (0 words)

  
 Dunnotar Castle Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dunnottar Castle is a courtyard castle, part of which dates back from the 12th century.
Dunnottar was captured by William Wallace from the English in 1296, possibly burning 4000 Englishmen here.
The castle was partly dismantled in 1716, and again in 1718 and became ruinous.
www.cs.earlham.edu /~millebe/Scotland/Dunnottar   (215 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Dunnottar Castle Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dunnottar Castle is a castle on the east coast of Scotland, near the town of Stonehaven.
The castle is perched atop a rocky outcrop, almos...
The castle is perched atop a rocky outcrop, almost an island, accessible only by a narrow neck of land and a steep path upto the gatehouse.
www.ipedia.com /dunnottar_castle.html   (224 words)

  
 Haunted Castles of Scotland by Underworld Tales Magazine
Dunnottar Castle in Kincardineshire, one of the most notorious places in Scotland sits high upon a sandstone cliff overlooking the North Sea.
The castle is seemingly invincible, impenetrable; however, the castle, covering four acres, has been successfully sieged several times between the ninth and seventeenth century, and it's long and bloody history, goes back even further.
The entrance to the castle is through a long path that leads to the gatehouse, however, there's also a secret entrance in the form of a tunnel with steps in the cliff.
www.underworldtales.com /scotland3.htm   (1395 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle
The castle is remembered as the stronghold in which the Scottish Crown Jewels were held for safe custody.
Dunnottar's place in Covenanter history is from its use as a prison in 1685 for 122 men and 45 women.
The incarceration of the Covenanters in Dunnottar stemmed from fears that the staunch Covenanters would support a rebellion and, perhaps, a rescue attempt might be made, when the Duke of Argyll arrived from Holland with troops.
www.thereformation.info /dunnottar.htm   (730 words)

  
 A Guide To Dunnator Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The castle was built mainly for comfort but was equipped with gun ports in case of attack.
The castle continued to be used as a prison or garrison until the Jacobite rising in 1715.
Later in the 18th century the castle was acquired by the York Buildings Company who were notorious for their removal of ceilings and floors from abandoned property.
www.touruk.co.uk /castlesscot/castle_Dunnator.htm   (416 words)

  
 Stronghold 2 Heaven: Castle of the Week 106 - Dunnottar Castle, Scotland
Dunnottar Castle is one of the most spectacularly located castles ever built.
But what the castle is most famous for was when a small garrison of 70 men held out against Oliver Cromwell's army for eight months and by that saved the Scottish Crown Jewels, the 'Honours of Scotland', from being captured and destroyed by the English.
Dunnottar Castle, however, never recovered from the damage it had suffered during this long siege.
stronghold2.heavengames.com /history/cw/cw106   (784 words)

  
 BBC - History - Scottish History
Dunnottar Castle has played an important role during many crucial episodes of Scottish History, however, it was originally known as a Pictish fortress, and its greatest hour came during Æthelstan 's invasion of Alba 934AD.
The castle is probably the most dramatic historical site in Scotland: a formidable castle rock, surrounded on three sides by the North Sea and accessed only by a narrow isthmus of land with a steep, stone-cut path leading to the top of the rock.
Dunnottar Castle was the home of the Earls Marischal of Scotland, who oversaw all ceremonial activities in the Scottish Court, including the coronations.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/scottishhistory/darkages/trails_darkages_picts3.shtml   (802 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven History and Ghost Stories
Dunnottar Castle commands some stunning views as the Castle is situated right on the Stonehaven coast on a flat topped rock within the Mearns region.
The Castle was the stronghold of the Keith Earls Marischal.
The peaceful area surrounding the Castle is a haven for many birds and mammals including guillemots, razorbills, puffins, herring gulls, peregrine falcons, seals, dolphins and the occasional passing whale.
www.aboutaberdeen.com /dunnottarcastle.php   (1588 words)

  
 Traditions and Stories of Scottish Castles - Dunnottar Castle
And thus the dungeons of Dunnottar Castle were tenanted alternately by Covenanters and Episcopalians as either of these parties gained the ascendancy.
Dunnottar was the last of the Castles to be attacked, in 1652, and to its siege a particular interest was attached.
Meanwhile the Castle of Dunnottar, after a brave defence, was compelled to surrender, and great was the disappointment of the English when they found themselves checkmated.
www.electricscotland.com /history/castles/dunnottar.htm   (2305 words)

  
 Travel Destinations Scotland
The ancient Glamis Castle in the Highlands of Scotland.
Glamis Castle in the southern parts of the scottish highlands is one of the castles Shakespeare...
Dunnottar Castle on Scotland's south east coast is well-known for its dramatic setting on a rock...
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 CastleXplorer - Dunnottar Castle
Nothing remains of the fortress King Donald II died defending during a Viking invasion in the late 9th century, or that English forces twice captured only to be retaken by the Scots, on the first occasion led by William Wallace and on the second by Sir Andrew Moray.
The castle never recovered from the damage caused by this battle, although it remained in use as a garrison for troops.
Dunnottar was sold on and stripped of its assets, remaining a neglected ruin until 1925 when a programme of restoration and repairs was instigated.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /scotland/dunnottar/dunnottar.php   (341 words)

  
 Uktravel.com - Castle Guide
The Castle was their home and they were once one of the most powerful families in the land.
The Castle never recovered from Cromwell's bombardment and although it was later a garrison for troops, it no longer had its former glory.
The Castle fell into disrepair and were neglected until 1925 when the 1st Viscountess Cowdray embarked on a systematic repair of the Castle.
www.uktravel.com /castlecontent.asp?timeID=Dunnottar&offset=40   (674 words)

  
 Pictures of Dunnottar Castle ,Scotland
Mrs Grainger went to the castle on the pretext of visiting the wife of George Ogilvy, the lieutenant-governor of Dunnottar.
The castle is a short walk from the car park at the top of the hill.
A 35mm lens is sufficient to photograph the castle and cliffs.
www.photogold.co.uk /dntwo.html   (304 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle - Wee Guides to Scotland castles and mansions
The castle consists of a 15th-century L-plan keep, 16th- and17th-century ranges around a large courtyard, as well as a chapel, stableblock, forge, barracks, and priest's house.Dunnottar was captured by William Wallace from the English in 1296, one story telling that he burnt 4000 Englishmen here.
Edward III of England took the castle in the 1330s and strengthened it, but it was quickly recaptured by the Scots.The Keith Earls Marischal acquired the property in 1382, and by the beginning of the 16th century Dunnottar was one of the strongest fortresses in Scotland.
The castle was partly dismantled in 1716, and again in 1718, and be came ruinous.
www.scotland2000.com /weeguides/castles/63.htm   (325 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle
The castle was dismantled in 1718 after the Jacobite uprising of 1715, and only in 1925 were repairs begun by Viscountess Cowdray, whose family still owns the castle today.
When you reach the bottom, the castle looms over you and you may even feel a chill, for the path at this point is almost always deep in shadow.
Photograph of Dunnottar Castle courtesy of The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles.
www.simplyscottish.com /readingroom/history/dunnottar_castle.htm   (1161 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle & Mary, Queen of Scots   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some parts of the castle date back to the 12th century, but in Mary's times, only the main L-plan keep and chapel would have been there, the later ranges having been added in the late 16th and 17th centuries.
Dunnottar's troubled past includes its siege by William Wallace in 1296, the rescue of the Crown jewels, and the imprisonment and torture of over 150 Covenanters in the 17th century.
The castle was partly dismantled in the 18th century, and was used during the shooting of "Hamlet" starring Mel Gibson.
www.marie-stuart.co.uk /Castles/Dunnottar.htm   (358 words)

  
 History of Scotland - Dunnottar Castle
The castle consists of a 15th-century L-plan keep, 16th- and17th-century ranges around a large courtyard, as well as a chapel, stableblock, forge, barracks, and priest's house.Dunnottar was captured by William Wallace from the English in 1296, one story telling that he burnt 4000 Englishmen here.
Edward III of England took the castle in the 1330s and strengthened it, but it was quickly recaptured by the Scots.The Keith Earls Marischal acquired the property in 1382, and by the beginning of the 16th century Dunnottar was one of the strongest fortresses in Scotland.
The castle was partly dismantled in 1716, and again in 1718, and be came ruinous.
home.freeuk.com /easson1917/DunnottarCastle.html   (284 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle
Dunnottar Castle, dating from various periods in Scotland's history, stands on a highly defensive promontory to the south of Stonehaven, facing directly into the North Sea.
The castle stands impressively 160 feet above the sea, and was used to store the Scottish Crown Jewels during Cromwell's rampages.
The oldest parts of the castle, the tower and the chapel, date from 1392, although legends abound of Pictish battles in the area of the modern castle.
www.scotcolour.com /castles/dunnottarcastle.htm   (110 words)

  
 Catriona Fraser: Photograph of Dunnottar Castle, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the year 681, the Annals of Ulster mention a siege of the castle and in the year 900 King Donald II fell in battle against the Vikings at Dunnottar.
The castle figured prominently in the Scottish struggle against English domination and was held by the English in 1297.
The castle fell after eight months of siege to Oliver Cromwell's armies, but not before the Regalia and papers were taken out of the fortress under the petticoats of Anne Lindsay of Edzell.
www.catrionafraser.com /dunnottar.html   (314 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle on a small group tour of Scotland
Dramatic and imposing, on its cliff-top perch, 15 miles south of Aberdeen in the Grampian Region, Dunnottar Castle is a breath-taking spectacle, chosen as the location for the film of "Hamlet" starring Mel Gibson.
For three centuries the castle was held by the Keith family who were Grand Marischals of Scotland.
Above village is Udny Castle, tower house dating from 14th century, crowned by ornamental turrets.
www.fife.50megs.com /dunnottar-castle2.htm   (1167 words)

  
 Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven Kinkardineshire Grampian Scotland Scottish
Dunnottar Castle was originally a 12th century earth and timber ringwork fortress, founded by William the Lion.
Standing on a clifftop plateau, the castle is defended by a deep valley and a substantial gatehouse.
Dunnottar Castle is located on a clifftop plateau, off the A92.
www.castleuk.net /castle_lists_scotland/45/dunnottercastle.htm   (152 words)

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