Splendid dog day out with a visit to this ruined castle with a past full of bravery and derring do. This is where Cromwell's army was held at bay for 8 months, effectively saving the nation as well as the Scottish crown jewels. Dogs on leads are allowed in the castle, and there's a footpath over the cliffs from/to Stonehaven for proper walkies.
Entrance charge to castle. Rereshments and facilities in Stonehaven.
The path from Stonehaven is both signed, and easy to see.
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Not to be missed Dunnotter castle and cliff top walk
If you are passing Stonehaven you should not miss a visit to Dunnotter castle and the cliff top path to the war memorial. The castle is open all year round and dogs are allowed in on a lead. From the castle there is an excellent cliff top path along to the war memorial with fantastic coastal views. There is a coffee van at the castle car park which also sell ice cream. This is a very popular world tourist attraction and you will meet many people from all around the world also visiting. If you walk to the war memorial and have time you should go that bit further and visit Stonehaven harbour. There are two excellent pubs (The Marine & The Ship) with a great selection of craft beers, whisky and good food. Both are dog friendly. There is also another ice cream and coffee shop next to them plus the Stonehaven Tolbooth museum.
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