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Ruthven Barracks

| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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Well worth 15 minutes

I have driven past and seen this place from the A9 lots of times but never actually visited until... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Deserted, but well maintained remnant of history

We hiked here from Newtonmore one morning - the view when approaching the barracks was just as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked here from Newtonmore one morning - the view when approaching the barracks was just as picturesque as the view from within. You're on your own here - no guides - but there is signage to document the barracks' history, and the quiet atmosphere...More

Thank LindaLeeG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit if you're ever passing on the A9. Very picturesque ruin and gives you good information about its uses during the Jacobite rebellion. And it's free to look around.

Thank Steven N
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! One could really feel the atmosphere here. The sun was setting and we were the only people there. Very atmospheric!

Thank EdwardSalmon
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful location with safe paths and well maintained roofless buildings with clear signage detailing the turbulent history of the prominent site. Great views.

1  Thank Mike O
Reviewed 21 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
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
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
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
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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