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caught me by surprise. i visited this place in 1980. what memories.

I was here in 1980, while acting as road manager for a country singer.
We had a two day break, and one of our Brit backing musicians was familiar with the castle and suggested we visit as we were in the area.
The photos on line in this article just don’t do it justice.  We were inside and saw the kitchen, or what was left anyway.  There wasn’t a very large crowd, so it was a delightful day.  We were told that lots of workmen died building this place and I still do not know how those ppl of that day, managed to construct this.  We were told that quite often the dead were buried in the walls.

Back then, I had a simple Kodak 110 camera. Gee, a simple snap and shoot and never the best quality, but those pix I took would have nice to have today.  Unfortunately, my suitcase was stolen off the train we were on after the road tour was over.  I foolishly stored my case, with the camera and dozens of rolls of film, inside the luggage along with cash, in the racks provided for suitcases between the carriages.  I never go over that because I took photos of everywhere we played and points of interest. 

Is this Britain’s best job? You could be custodian of your own CASTLE with stunning clifftop views (but sorry, there aren’t any escalators or lifts for the 1,000 steps you have to climb every day)

Dunnottarr Castle is situated above the North Sea outside Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire and is packed with history
It’s currently advertising for a new castle deputy to help look after the place, once home to the Scottish crown jewels
Listed among the duties are opening and closing, collecting entrance fee and making sure visitors stay safe
Custodian Jim Wands, who’ll work alongside applicant, says ‘to say it’s the best job I’ve had is an understatement’

By Gemma Mullin for MailOnline

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Job seekers are being offered the chance to trade their office block for a castle - but they’ll have to be prepared to climb 1,000 steps every day.

Perched on a clifftop 160ft above the North Sea just outside Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, is Dunnottar Castle, which is looking for a new custodian.

In the 17th Century it was the home of the Scottish crown jewels, known as the Honours of Scotland, during the invasion of Oliver Cromwell’s army, as well as playing host to Mary Queen of Scots, James VI and Charles II over the years.

The castle was most recently used as the set of the 1990 film version of Hamlet starring Mel Gibson and is an attraction to more than 80,000 people from all over the world every year.

It now needs a new castle deputy to help look after it and there has already been plenty interest since the job advert was posted about a week ago.

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Listed among the various duties the job entails is opening and closing the castle, cleaning the castle toilets, collecting entrance fees and making sure visitors stay safe on the clifftop.

Custodian Jim Wands, who will work alongside the successful applicant, said: ‘It’s a job that doesn’t come up very often. To say it’s the best job I’ve ever had is an understatement. There is something new to do every day. I love it.

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