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Forgotten fortresses: Beautiful abandoned castles around the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 27: Perched on a headland jutting into the North Sea, Dunnottar Castle is best known as the place where the Scottish crown jewels – the Honours of Scotland – were hidden when Oliver Cromwell invaded Scotland in 1650. The oldest buildings date from the 14th century.

Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Perched on a headland jutting into the North Sea, Dunnottar Castle is best known as the place where the Scottish crown jewels – the Honours of Scotland – were hidden when Oliver Cromwell invaded Scotland in 1650. The oldest buildings date from the 14th century.
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