As Seen on Screen
Stunning Dunnottar Castle must be one of Scotland's most filmed visitor attractions. Locals have almost become nonchalant as movie stars such as Mel Gibson, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy seem to drop in regularly to film the latest blockbuster.
Well if it's good enough for the cream of Hollywood, it's certainly good enough for us.
We picked a bright and breezy spring day to visit. The history of the magnificent clifftop ruins, which date back to the early middle ages, is as turbulent as the sea colliding with the rocks below. If only those walls could talk, they would tell of Viking invasions, the hiding of the Scottish Crown Jewels and the bloody days of the Jacobite uprisings. The magnificent views alone were well worth braving the blasting from the stiff North Sea winds that left us eyes streaming and breathless and more than ready for dinner.
We headed to one of our favourite pubs when a plate of something satisfying next to a roaring log fire is needed, The Ramsay Arms in Fettercairn. A delicious surf n turf , a glass or two of warming red and a wee dram from the Fettercairn distillery - the perfect end to a lovely day.
Cheryl and Nick