Dunnottar, Castle c.1900
Photo ref: D80401
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Sir William Keith, Marischal of Scotland, built Dunnottar in the late 14th century. The site, an isolated 150ft-high rock, is ideal for a fortress. After Charles II's defeat at Worcester, Dunnottar was the only castle where the Stewart standard remained flying. In 1652 it was besieged for eight months in an attempt to seize the Royal Regalia of Scotland, which were smuggled out under a woman's skirts.

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