Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

From a rocky outcrop, Dunnottar Castle dominates the Kincardineshire coastline between Stonehaven and Inverbervie. It has been used as a location in several Hollywood productions, notably Hamlet 1990, starring Mel Gibson and Glenn Close. In the summer of 2009 Microsoft included a picture of the castle as wallpaper to the new Windows 7 operating system. Unfortunately it wasn't one of mine.

Stonehaven is famous for deep-fried Mars bars, fireballs at Hogmanay and traumatic flooding when it rains heavily. The Bay chippie was crowned Best Fish and Chip Shop UK on Thursday 24th, 2013. Also try the food at the Carron Restaurant, or test the water at the Stonehaven Art Deco Open-Air swimming pool. A favoured holiday retreat for Robert Burns, the town is also the birthplace of Robert Thomson, inventor of the pneumatic tyre and the fountain pen. One of Scotland's greatest novelists, Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell) attended the local Mackie Academy. The Grassic Gibbon centre at Arbuthnott is well-worth a visit. Tom McEwen, the Canadian communist politician and trade union organiser, was born in Stonehaven, and then lived in the nearby village of Catterline. Hercules Linton, designer of the Cutty Sark, was born in Inverbervie iin 1836.

After a 2013 online public poll, Dunnottar Castle emerged as the runaway winner in VisitScotland's "8th Wonder of the World" competition.
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Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

From a rocky outcrop, Dunnottar Castle dominates the Kincardineshire coastline between Stonehaven and Inverbervie. It has been used as a location in several Hollywood productions, notably Hamlet 1990, starring Mel Gibson and Glenn Close. In the summer of 2009 Microsoft included a picture of the castle as wallpaper to the new Windows 7 operating system. Unfortunately it wasn't one of mine.

Stonehaven is famous for deep-fried Mars bars, fireballs at Hogmanay and traumatic flooding when it rains heavily. The Bay chippie was crowned Best Fish and Chip Shop UK on Thursday 24th, 2013. Also try the food at the Carron Restaurant, or test the water at the Stonehaven Art Deco Open-Air swimming pool. A favoured holiday retreat for Robert Burns, the town is also the birthplace of Robert Thomson, inventor of the pneumatic tyre and the fountain pen. One of Scotland's greatest novelists, Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell) attended the local Mackie Academy. The Grassic Gibbon centre at Arbuthnott is well-worth a visit. Tom McEwen, the Canadian communist politician and trade union organiser, was born in Stonehaven, and then lived in the nearby village of Catterline. Hercules Linton, designer of the Cutty Sark, was born in Inverbervie iin 1836.

After a 2013 online public poll, Dunnottar Castle emerged as the runaway winner in VisitScotland's "8th Wonder of the World" competition.
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