On the coast between Cullen and Sandend the ruins of Findlater Castle are perched on a tiny peninsula which sticks out into the North Sea, with a sheer drop of more than fifty feet to the rocks and sea below.
The name originates from the place Findlater, first recorded in the Exchequer Rolls in 1246. The name is Norse, fyn being white and leitr cliff, so called because there is quartz in the rock.
The ruins are in a very dramatic and picturesque setting, however it is in a very ruined and dangerous condition and should be visited with care.
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