World-famous Dunnotar castle asks people from Aberdeen to stay away

The world-famous Dunnottar Castle has asked people from Aberdeen not to visit.

Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven sits around 14 miles south of Aberdeen. PIC: Andrew Mckie/CC

A statement from the castle custodian said that those from the city “must not” travel to the landmark as the city goes back into lockdown, with 101 cluster cases of Covid-19 now known.

The castle sits just south of Stonehaven, which is around 14 miles south of Aberdeen, with the town a popular destination for those wanting to leave the city limits.

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A statement from Dunnottar Castle said: “As the Castle is outside the lockdown area of Aberdeen, you can still come and visit without further restrictions, and any tickets you still have already bought are still valid.

“The only exception to this is if you were planning on coming here from Aberdeen - in that case you must NOT visit us while the lockdown rules are in place.”

The statement added: “We hope the lockdown is short lived and we can welcome you again soon. Stay safe everyone.”

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