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Map showin Muchalls on the east coast o Scotland
Map showin Muchalls on the east coast o Scotland
Muchalls shawn within Aberdeenshire
Population 500 (approx)
OS grid reference NO902922
• Edinburgh 115 mi (185 km) SSW
• London 510 mi (820 km) SSE
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Kintra Scotland
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Postcode destrict AB39
Diallin code 01569
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57°01′16″N 2°09′40″W / 57.021°N 2.161°W / 57.021; -2.161Coordinates: 57°01′16″N 2°09′40″W / 57.021°N 2.161°W / 57.021; -2.161

Muchalls is a sma coastal ex-fishin veelage in Aiberdeenshire, Scotland, sooth o Newtonhill an north o Steenhive.[1][2] Muchalls is situatit slichtly north o a smawer hamlet kent as the Brig o Muchalls. At the wastren edge o Muchalls is the historic Saunt Ternan's Kirk. The ruggit North Sea coastline near Muchalls featurs numerous cliffs, sea stacks an headlands, no infrequently in haar. The Grim Brigs heidland is situatit at Muchalls soothren edge an Doonie Point heidland is approximately 1.5 kilometres sooth.

Charles Dickens visitit Muchalls in its heyday as a Victorian resort an declared that Muchalls wis a remarkably bonnie place. Fuitage wis recordit in Muchalls for the 1990 film Hamlet.[3] Muchalls is the birthplace o Richard Henry Brunton,[4] considered the faither o Japanese lichthooses.

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Muchalls is situatit slichtly tae the east o the auncient Causey Mounth trackway, which wis constructit on heich grund tae mak passable this anerlie available medieval route frae coastal points sooth frae Steenhive tae Aiberdeen. This auncient passage specifically connectit the River Dee crossin (whaur the present Brig o Dee is situatit) via Gillybrands, Muchalls Castle an Stanehaven tae the sooth.[5] The route wis that taken bi William Keith, 7t Earl Marischal an the Marquess o Montrose when they led a Covenanter airmy o 9000 men in the battle o the Ceevil War in 1639.[6] Frae Muchalls Castle tae the sea is a secret cave aboot ane mile lang which smugglers ance uised. The cave is said tae be hauntit bi the green lady. The cave haes been boardit up at the castle end an at the sea an (near the brig o Muchalls) it haes collapsed juist belaw the railway line.

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  1. Muchalls. Gazetteer for Scotland.
  2. Muchalls. History. Gazetteer for Scotland.
  3. Where did they film that?
  4. Centenary memorial service for Richard Henry Brunton
  5. C.Michael Hogan, Causey Mounth, Megalithic Portal, ed. by A. Burnham, Nov 3, 2007
  6. Watt, Archibald, Highways and Byways around Kincardineshire, Stonehaven Heritage Society (1985)

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