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Ruthven Barracks

| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
+44 131 668 8600
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Old world feel

Being a free, walk up attraction we really enjoyed stopping at the barracks for a look around. It... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Kelsey M
,
Edmonton, Canada
Worth a visit

Interesting place to visit but I can't believe there is no charge, even voluntary contributions to... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
shirleystubbs37
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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"information boards"
in 17 reviews
"historic scotland"
in 7 reviews
"jacobite uprising"
in 4 reviews
"a small car park"
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"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"great place for a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"lit up at night"
in 3 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 3 reviews
"minute stop"
in 2 reviews
"scottish history"
in 4 reviews
"bonnie prince charlie"
in 2 reviews
"interesting piece of history"
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"free entry"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the effort"
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"free attraction"
in 5 reviews
"pleasant walk"
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"ruins"
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Being a free, walk up attraction we really enjoyed stopping at the barracks for a look around. It was a good oportunity to stretch our legs and the trip up the hill gives great views of the surrounding area. Inside the barracks were lots of...More

Thank Kelsey M
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Interesting place to visit but I can't believe there is no charge, even voluntary contributions to help keep the building maintenance going. We all love a free attraction but are realistic when visiting these historical sites, they can't be kept open for free.

Thank shirleystubbs37
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Have past this Historic site on many occasions whilst on the A9 and always wondered what it was so whilst on holiday with the family decided to visit and so glad we did. An important site near Newtonmore with parking for several cars but make...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lots of history and you can experience it by walking round and inside the ruin. The setting is beautiful and it is lit up at night. Truly awe inspiring from the A9 or closer. Summer evening as the sun goes down behind it is a...More

Thank anniebS8690OY
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Just outside the town of Kingussie, this fort, now in ruins, is worth some time. It stands out from a distance because it is perched on a big rock and it is alone -- no development encroaching it. You can walk inside at your own...More

2  Thank EagleEyeBoston
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Deceptive - it looks bigger from far away, but once you're inside the barracks are quite small and compact and have a definite atmosphere of desolation and abandonment. On a natural hillock (which strangely looks man-made) the connections to the 1745 rebellion are interesting and...More

1  Thank tjsussex
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

I've been through Kingussie several times and seen the brown tourist signs pointing to Ruthven Barracks, but never had any urge to follow the signs. It was only when looking on Google Earth that a realised what I was missing. There is a smallish car...More

1  Thank gizmo2brian
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I had travelled the A9 many times and never stopped to visit, but this time we stayed not far from Newton more and I went on a visit, it is an amazing sight to see and the history of the barracks in very interesting and...More

Thank john_selkirk
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This 18th century fort is well worth a wee detour, perched upon its mound on the valley floor by Kingussie! Great views along the the valley and of the surrounding hills! Good spot for a picnic in summer!

Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A good place to see and explore for an hour. Parking close by and easy to access. Info provided on site and free to enter.

Thank sparkster
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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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