Work to im­prove Dun­not­tar Cas­tle ac­cess

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Vis­i­tors to a north-east land­mark ruin will soon be able to wan­der around the area more eas­ily and safely.

Work to up­grade the path lead­ing from the foot of Dun­not­tar Cas­tle to the beach will be­gin this week. The im­prove­ment project is ex­pected to take two weeks.

The path is known to get slip­pery in wet weather, and the scheme will in­volve adding drainage and grip to it, mak­ing ac­cess to the beach eas­ier re­gard­less of con­di­tions.

Ac­cess to the path will be re­stricted while the work is car­ried out.

The 14th Cen­tury ruin, which is perched on 160ft cliffs south of Stone­haven, at­tracts more than 100,000 vis­i­tors from all over the world ev­ery year – and its pop­u­lar­ity is ex­pected to in­crease once cruise ships start to dock in Aberdeen fol­low­ing the ex­pan­sion of the city’s har­bour.

Pho­to­graph by Jim Irvine

RIGHT PATH: The route wind­ing from the foot of Dun­not­tar Cas­tle to the beach is be­ing im­proved.

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