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Donnottar Castle, near Stonehaven, Scotland, seen from a landward cliff.
Pursuit And Persuasion

"...There, a hundred and forty steps led down toward the sea, to a narrow band of land at the bottom, where the climb started again, on the other side, to the high rock hill where the broken walls of Dunnottar stood silhouetted on a sharp rocky summit. That spit of land that held the castle was like the next stone bead on the string he was standing on, and the wind rushed through the crack between them, whipping Ben's hair in his face and his coat around him, till he buttoned it as he started down the stairs..."