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Dunnottar Castle


Dunnottar Castle
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Copyright: Damian Dorniok (diego9969) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 15] (171)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-15
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, 72 mm KOOD Circular Polariser
Exposure: f/11, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-22 12:25
Viewed: 1826
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about two miles (3 km) south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th–16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been an early fortress of the Dark Ages. Dunnottar played a strategic role in the history of Scotland from the Middle Ages through to the Enlightenment, because of the location: it overlooked the shipping lanes to northern Scotland; and is situated on a narrow coastal terrace that controlled land access to the coastal south via Portlethen Moss to Aberdeen during the medieval period.


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