National Geographic : 1957 Oct
© National Geographic Society 454 Haunted by Violence, Dunnottar Castle Broods over the Sea That Hones Its Cliffs This rock was already a place of strength when St. Ninian, apostle to Pictland, founded a church here in the 5th century. Later the headland became an impregnable fortress. Part of the massive castle dates from the 1500's. Keep, stable, and storehouses crumble with age. Parapet in upper left guards the only link to the mainland.