When you first catch a glimpse of Dunnottar Castle, you instantly feel like you are stepping back in time. This clifftop fortress is perfectly placed between the green and peaceful countryside and the wild and stormy North Sea.
This spectacular castle was besieged by William Wallace, it was once guardian of Scotland's crown jewels and was caught inumerous times in battles between English and the Scottish people. It is also often described as one of the most haunted in Scotland. The most famous ghostly inhabitant is a girl dressed in a green tartan dress, the Green Lady, who wanders around the brewery and has been seen by numerous visitors...
The dramatic rock in which Dunnottar stands was once connected to the shoreline by a natural causeway, the Fiddlehead. However, to protect the castle from attack, the natural pathway was deliberately destroyed and a new, narrow access route was cut into the cliffs with blind corners which made it easy for archers to attack any unwanted visitors. As you climb up, the view becomes more and more spectacular, the coastline is wild and free from any traces of modern life.
As you walk through the grounds of this magical castle and start thinking of all the events that unfolded throughtout the years, your imagination starts running wild and for a few hours you go back to being a child thinking of knights and princesses, medieval battles and dark stormy nights. No wonder Dunnottar Castle inspired Disney Pixar’s movie Brave.