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Ruthven Barracks

| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
+44 131 668 8600
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There may not be very much to see at this fort compared to others of its kind, but if you are... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Ida B
Interesting easy walk from Kingussie

The Barracks are approximately one mile from Kingussie making it a pleasant walk along country... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
CAH1949
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Sherburn in Elmet, United Kingdom
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| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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"information boards"
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"historic scotland"
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"worth a visit"
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"jacobite uprising"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"a small car park"
in 3 reviews
"great place for a picnic"
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"lit up at night"
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"interesting ruins"
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"piece of history"
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"minute stop"
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"scottish history"
in 4 reviews
"bonnie prince charlie"
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"interpretive panels"
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"stable block"
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"free entry"
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There may not be very much to see at this fort compared to others of its kind, but if you are interested in the Jacobites and the last rising, go here! It makes you appricate how far the surviving Jacobites had to travel after fightig...More

Thank Ida B
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The Barracks are approximately one mile from Kingussie making it a pleasant walk along country roads - no pavements so take care! The barracks are remarkably well-preserved considering that they date from the early 1700s and were burned down in 1746. Lovely highland ponies in...More

Thank CAH1949
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I was traveling from Dundee to Starthpeffer, when I decided to visit the Barracks. This was my second visit to the site. The Barracks are situated about a mile outside Kingussie. This is a "free" site for Historic Scotland, which is unbelievable! I have visited...More

Thank Donald M
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The impressive and nicely proportioned mound on which Ruthven Barracks stands is said to be a natural leftover of the retreat of the glaciers at the end of the last ice age. The first recorded castle to be built here appeared in 1229. By 1371...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Stopped for a pit stop in the car park area - very quiet so was able to get the motorhome in a space. A trip up to the barracks via the pathway. Well maintained, preserved and an interesting find. Very informative. Took about 30minutes

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Quite an imposing building. Very dramatically set out up on the hill. Once inside you can get a real feel for the starkness of the place.

Thank AlanG1967
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

A well maintained monument to important history. The barracks can be seen from miles around. No surprise they were situated there.

Thank petratucker
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Whilst staying in nearby Aviemore we took a drive out (in the TVR) to the ruins of the Ruthven Barracks, a defensible garrison dating back to 1721 built to help police the highlands. Located atop a grassy hill these barracks (that are castle like) which...More

Thank Roberts69
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Ruthven barracks was well worth the detour, brilliant ruined shells really well preserved, nothing at the site just free to roam with parking across the road.

Thank Fiona F
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I have driven past and seen this place from the A9 lots of times but never actually visited until today. It is about 5 minutes drive off the main road and has a small car park. The site is unmanned but there are plenty of...More

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Victoria C
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Response from anniebS8690OY | Reviewed this property |
Yes the barracks are not a closed area, they are maintained ruins. There is no one there looking after them and you can just look around freely yourself. Car park nearby looking across the Inshes and to the barracks. There... More
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