You can never have too many castle pictures, and believe me, I took lots. Still, I feel like I could have taken more. In this first picture, Toby and I were walking towards the castle. You can see that all though we had sun, it was a bit cloudy.
The castle itself was built in different stages by different owners (earls). The first was the tower-like building best seen in yesterday's photos (pic 4) but also seen in the middle background here behind the Smithy - notice the huge fireplace in the smithy.
This next photo was taken from the South Wall from the Countess' rooms, which were built by yet another earl. You can also see the North Wall which was built after the first tower. This part of the castle had individual rooms with their own doors and fireplaces. On the far left is part of the chapel (see yesterday's pics also).
Here is picture of the Silver House (left center) which has a roof and seems to be used for storage with no access to the public. The center building is a guest house.
I took this picture of Toby in standing in the Marischal's suite (the earl's bedrooms next to the countess' rooms). Notice the coat of arms above the fireplace and the clock-like thing on the wall. These rooms were the last built before the English laid siege to the castle in the 1600's. The Covenantors held out for 8 months before surrendering. As we were leaving, I took this photo from the beach. The evening light was just beautiful, although I may not have captured the true colors. Once back in Stonehaven, I took this photo of the harbor buildings. We ate at the Marine Hotel on the far right of the picture. I have two more scenes I would like to show, but I may send them to TFNP for some work before I post them.