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A92 Dunnotter Castle and Cliff top War memorial walk, Scotland

Some pub opening times and dog rules are still changing. Please check your chosen pub is able to welcome you before making plans.


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.


GPS coords for car park: 56.9452, -2.2055 What3Words: ///chuckling.lush.invents  Entrance charge to castle. Refreshments and facilities in Stonehaven.

Pub or Cafe Address

9-10 Shorehead, Stonehaven, AB39 2JY


Open 7 days. Lunch served daily from 12 noon. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website.

Menu Style

For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Dogs on leads welcome in the bar and outside tables.



The path from Stonehaven is both signed, and easy to see.

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12 March 2019

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.

Edited: 8th April 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.