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Dunbar Castle

| Dunbar Harbour, Dunbar, Scotland
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Ruined Castle at the head of Dunbar Harbour with great historical interest

Very picturest harbour in Dunbar, still a fishing port and the headland supports ancient ruined... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
selincs
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Horncastle, United Kingdom
An interesting ruin

Above the harbour are the ruins of Dunbar Castle which is interesting and historic dating back... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DavidMay1945
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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| Dunbar Harbour, Dunbar, Scotland
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"defense"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very picturest harbour in Dunbar, still a fishing port and the headland supports ancient ruined castle wuth connectiins to Mary, Queen of Scots From the Harbour walls there is a beatiful views of the sandy beach ,and rocky foreshore with views of Ailsa Craig in...More

1  Thank selincs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Above the harbour are the ruins of Dunbar Castle which is interesting and historic dating back from the 12th century. The ruins are now inhabited by very noisy kittiwakes.

Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Evening walk along the working harbour leads you to this romantic ruin at the mouth of the harbour. Good information about Black Agnes and her defense of the harbour and town adds a more romantic air to what remains. Excellent view point of the bay...More

Thank Gerri H
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Yes, it's a ruin. No, you can't access it anymore. However, it's in a lovely wee town, beside an interesting harbour and you could spend hours just watching the kittiwakes who have claimed the castle as their own. Buy a book on the history of...More

1  Thank MoDoodlebug75
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Situated overlooking the very picturesque Dunbar harbour and dating from the 12th century or before and destroyed in the 19th century the now ruined Dunbar castle is not much more than a birds nesting site/doocot for the local seagulls, also said to be haunted by...More

Thank author55
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

A nice walk around overlooking the harbour watching one of the resident seals begging a fisherman for a fish from his mornings catch. The battery just past the harbour was well worth a visit too.

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

A very picturesque area with interesting castle remains and some great stories linked to its history. You can get a variety of views and the interpretation boards are very informative. You can't access the castle ruins but the kittiwakes do make good use of the...More

2  Thank Rossergruffydd
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I wouldn't go to Dunbar just to see the ruins but it's worth a stop if you're passing by. There are some information panels which tell the story of the castle but unfortunately it's inacessible and there's not much left of it.

Thank Martina1888
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here whilst driving the coast road to have a wander in the harbour and have a look at the castle. The castle is fenced off because it is dangerous but looking at it from the harbour is pleasant enough. There are some interesting...More

2  Thank Deb12_8
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

As my grandmother was from Dunbar before i magrating to Canada to see the Harbour and Castle held a special meaning. The History there as well as the second historical site at the other end will not leave any wanting for more. Be ready to...More

2  Thank stuandchar2016
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Chercher1409
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yes ...you can get the car quite close in the harbour and you may have to walk about 50 yards
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