The Dunnottar castle is situated not far from the city. It is considered the most inaccessible castle of Scotland because you can only get here either by passing through a cleft, which is not so easy to find, or up a steep slope by rounding the caves, which lead to a secret entrance. The castle is famous for the fact that “Hamlet” was filmed here with Mel Gibson starring in it as the lead role. The battles for the independence of Scotland took place here also. The castle was visited more than once by monarchs, for example, Mary Stuart, Jacob VI. The first mention of the castle dates back to the 7th century, but it is believed to have been wooden back then. It was only at the end of the 16th century that Sir William Keith built a stone castle.
There is a preserved castle here, called Ecclesgreig. The building is constructed in the Gothic style. The construction of the castle dates back to 1864. It is believed that Bram Stoker also visited this castle in search of inspiration for the writing of his famous novel. Perhaps this is because the castle with its owners has a mystical story, which is always told on guide tours. Anyway, beautiful views of the sea are opened for everyone from here, and this means pleasant impressions from visiting the castle are guaranteed.
The park “Pitmedden Garden and the Museum of Farming Life” is also worth visiting. The gardens are simply breath-taking. When looking at them, at once you can’t help but recall the romance of Shakespeare tragedies. It is one of the best places for a walk. And if you visit Torry Battery, you can discover stunning views of the coast, and also look at the representatives of the marine fauna. You should go to Peacock Visual Arts so as to get aesthetic pleasure. Here interesting works of art are displayed for visitors.