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Castle ruins

After a bit of a hike we were rewarded with beautiful old ruins built right on the edge of a cliff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sheidow9
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Adelaide, Australia
Exciting ruin to explore!

My boyfriend and I visited Findlater Castle after seeing Bow Fiddle Rock. We had a better... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amanda H
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cullen, Scotland
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"historical information"
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"dog walk"
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"scottish history"
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"well worth the effort"
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"viewing point"
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"sandy beach"
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"coastal walk"
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"well worth a visit"
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"footpath"
in 3 reviews
"cliffs"
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"hike"
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"ruins"
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"memorial"
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"crumbling"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a bit of a hike we were rewarded with beautiful old ruins built right on the edge of a cliff. Always amazes me how they built these things with their bare hands in such treacherous locations.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited Findlater Castle after seeing Bow Fiddle Rock. We had a better experience than we expected with Findlater Castle. What an exciting ruin to explore! Most of the fortress is located underground, but visitors can wander through the subterranean passages at...More

Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This is a lovely dog walk, the castle is very interesting and you can climb in at your own risk. Sunnyside beach is fantastic as you will have it to yourselves , great for The wee dog to play in a safe area. Stunning views

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Worth a visit if you are into Scottish history and castles. However, the access path from Sandend is out of commission due to landslip. The heavy rains have also made the path from the car park into a mud bath. The views of the castle...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A very interesting historical feature and located in a beautiful coastal setting. Well worth a walk along some spectacular coastal footpaths to reach it.

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with parents (60+ and 70), hubby and kids (13-24) Quite a walk down from the car park to the viewing point. 4 of us went down part-way to the ruins and then the 16 year old went on the rest of the way to...More

Thank Natalya M
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We came here by accident.. We were looking for a place to camp and found this beautiful spot. The parking lot is huge and we spend the night alone. The overlook of the castle is about 10 mins of walking from the parking lot. If...More

Thank IsabellaHuber
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had been at an art exhibition in nearby Banff and went on to Findlater castle and Sunnyside Beach. We parked at the adequate parking point about a mile from Sandend and walked down the well signposted track firstly to the viewpoint over the ruins...More

Thank Dorothy A
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We drove past, saw the sign, and were like, “Hmmm, a castle by the sea, we should check it out” and we’re so happy we did. It’s a short walk along beautiful fields, and then you get to the water and discover these old ruins...More

Thank SingaSwiss
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

A group of us went for a coastal walk along this area at 10pm in June. An impressive historical sight from the high ground. Thankfully the walled viewing point (overlooking the castle) has a new informative historical information board. A slow, steady walk is advised...More

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