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What’s your favourite Celtic treat - Braveheart, Outlander or Highlander? This is stunning Dunnottar Castle, built circa 1400AD, and has some of the most spectacular surroundings of any castle in Scotland... I love this fresh angle captured by @pkveiberg
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This castle, nestled in that lovely lumpy land (technical term) is not just an artist's or photographers dream. Dunnottar (from the Scots Gaelic Dun Fhoithear, meaning "fort on the falling slope") has played a central role in some pivotal moments of Scottish history. Dunnottar was besieged by William Wallace (as immortalised in Braveheart); was once guardian of the crown jewels of Scotland; and has been enmired in the battles between English and the Scottish people. In 1297 William Wallace lead the Scottish rebellion against the English invasion, and besieged Dunnottar Castle - presently held by English troops. Terrified by the progress of Wallace's men, as many as 4,000 English soldiers holed themselves within the stone chapel inside Dunnottar Castle - naively believing that hiding out in a church would spare them from death. They were, unfortunately, to meet a grisly end!
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