Thursday, 2 July 2015

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle



Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Last week, my housemate asked me if I wanted to come with her and some of her colleagues on a road trip up to Dunnottar Castle and to Aberdeen. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to see more of Scotland, and on Saturday we were off. I had heard of Dunnottar Castle before and was very excited to see it, and it ended being up all I had hoped for and more. The castle, or rather the ruin, is perched right at the edge of a cliff overlooking the North Sea. What is left of the castle dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. Dunnottar was an important place in the 18th century Jacobite rebellion and moreover, it was here that the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from the English army when they invaded Scotland in the 17th century. A place brimming with history, in other words!

Luckily enough, Saturday turned out to be a lovely day as we were blessed with sunshine for most of the time. Perfect conditions for strolling around a ruined castle! Not only was the castle itself amazing, the landscape around it was strikingly beautiful. Just look at those cliffs! Naturally, I couldn't help taking about a hundred of photos, so the next part of the road trip will have to get its own post, as I don't want to break your computers....

Do you like visiting old castles and ruins?

Love, Mimmi.