Dunnottar  Kincardineshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Dunnottar like this:

Dunnottar, coast town and par., Kincardineshire -- par., 7783 ac., pop. 2498; town (forming part of Stonehaven), 1708; 1 mile SW. of Stonehaven is D. House; 1½ mile SE., on a massive rock rising 160 ft. sheer from the sea, is D. Castle, one of the most imposing ruins in Scotland. The castle existed in the 7th century, and was dismantled in 1720; during the Commonwealth it was selected for the preservation of the Scottish regalia, and in the last year of Charles II. it was used as a State prison for the Covenanters.

Dunnottar through time

Dunnottar is now part of Aberdeenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aberdeenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dunnottar itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dunnottar, in Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th November 2021

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