Dunnottar Castle

February 2021 | Stonehaven AB39 2TL, Scotland | www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk

The Dunnottar Castle ruins stand on a headland on the dramatic, rocky Northeastern coast of Scotland, South of Aberdeen. The site and the nearby lands have been inhabited since the 3rd century, first by Pictish people, then invaded by Vikings in the 9th century, then to later played important roles in the Scottish history through the centuries. Among other events, William Wallace captured the castle in the 13th century, it became home to one of the most powerful families in Scotland, the Keiths in the 14th century, visited by Mary Queen of Scots in the 16th century, the Scottish crown jewels were hidden here in the 17th century and it was an important fortress for the Jacobites in the 18th century. The Pearson family bought the castle in 1925 and the restorations were started by the 1st Viscountess, Lady Cowdray. Now the site is opened for public.

Fujifilm X-T20, Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f3.5-5.6, no tripod