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All reviews information boards historic scotland views of the surrounding countryside a small car park steep path piece of history worth a visit short stop insh marshes great history lit up at night jacobite history interesting ruins free entry free attraction daily life stunning location
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place to let off steam with dogs/kids and explore the ruins, with a short walk to the top. Good views and interesting history with boards to read. Ideal for a short stop as you go past.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

located next to Insh Marshes.very imposing ruined barracks. erected to keep the Scots under control. no entrance fee, free parking. You can walk around. I was really impressed by it and the historical side of it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 242corab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruthven Barracks are sited just outside Kingussie (& are visible from the A9). There is free parking opposite the entrance. The Barracks are accessed by a steep path where you can see a good view (& feel the wind blowing and empathise with those posted...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lincsman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could see this landmark from out accommodation so made a quick stop off. A short climb up a steep slope and you are there. Free entry and you can take dogs

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank emmaa186
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The short flight of steps from the small car park beside the road leads to a stunning location overlooking the Insh marshes with amazing views of the Cairngorm mountains. The barrack blocks are entered at undercroft level, with slots in the stone walls to show...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank apollo079
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the A9 we spotted this castle and it looked really awesome standing out amongst the landscape. A quick search on the phone and it was easy to get and a nice wee 30mins wander around the site. Also a great location for photography 👍🏻

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank N4750FOianm
Reviewed 4 September 2019

A nice short hike from the parking lot. The site is not for people with mobility issues. The hill is rather steep. There are information placard posted within the walls and is surrounded by domestic animals. Great place to take in some history.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sassafras G
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Fascinating insight into Scotland's turbulent history. Short walk from the car park but steep incline to entrance.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Colin M
Reviewed 29 August 2019

This was interesting for both its information boards and its views - fun for children to climb amongst the ruins too.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank WisteriaView
Reviewed 21 August 2019

This is a wonderful ruins of the old barracks. Still able to explore and view their way of life while in the barracks

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
We visited here recently and although we do not have a dog, there were people on the site with dogs. The attraction is open with plenty of fields around so a lot of space for dogs to be let off the lead and as long as they... More