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Slains Castle

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Estate Agent's Nightmare

Property Schedule: A notable property in need of some attention. New roofing advised (roof full... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Stunning Castle Ruin On The North Sea.

We visited the castle on August 28, 2018. The castle is accessible via an unpaved road that leads... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Erected in 1597, this is one of the most famous castle ruins in Scotland, and was used by Bram Stoker as the inspiration for the castle of the evil vampire in his most famous supernatural tale "Dracula."
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Cruden Bay, Aberdeen AB10 1JE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Property Schedule: A notable property in need of some attention. New roofing advised (roof full stop advised), light and airy due to lack of windows and doors. Secluded location ideal for sea birds, sea dogs, and those discerning persons who appreciate a strong gust of...More

5  Thank CriticalMission
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the castle on August 28, 2018. The castle is accessible via an unpaved road that leads to a fairly good sized car park. There are no facilities here. The castle ruin is very large with many areas to explore. There are no markers...More

Thank Erik_and_Cheryl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BE CAREFUL. Steep cliffs. Lovely setting and a unique castle. Very sad when you see a ruin. Sunrise/sunset would be worth a visit too. Cruden Bay is lovely.

Thank Raymond M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove over to Slains Castle after golfing at Cruden Bay Golf Club. We were glad we did! Beautiful view of the water and cliffs! People parked and walked to the Castle but go ahead and drive up to the castle. Would be quite a ways...More

Thank Lorna J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a dog or small children please keep your eye on them, there are steep cliffs that have claimed many lives in the past. The ruin itself has a few openings leading straight out to a long way down. So why go? I...More

Thank D4937YHadamr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting on a lovely day. A little windy when you hit the castle especially as its on a cliff top but the ruins are stunning please be weary if your taking children or even you on your own are going to climb the tower there...More

1  Thank Nadia Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had read and had seen photos of this ruined castle but it was much better than I expected. Driving into Cruden Bay, the castle ruins stand out on the cliff tops. We parked in Cruden Bay itself and walked the 0.7 miles on a...More

Thank SamHTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my tour guide from Aberdeenshire Tours recommended we see this site, I was hesitant since I had seen many castles and castle ruins over the years but I decided to trust her recommendation. I was so glad I did! Not only is the castle...More

Thank Dblaskoski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slains Castle is really very different, left exposed and not dripping with national trust or historic Scotland gates and rules. Lovely view to be had however be aware of the steep cliffs along this coast and around the castle, may not be suitable for young...More

Thank Gillingshill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can park at the small car park at the beginning of the track and walk. This will give you great views of the surrounding area. Alternatively you can drive down the track, a bit rough in places, and park next to the castle. It's...More

Thank Martin E
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Danny S
13 July 2018|
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Response from Diane E | Reviewed this property |
Very rutted sand road would get you right next to the castle. Small area to park. We drive it but felt with each bump that we might bottom out the car.