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Ruthven Barracks

| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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This is a great place to visit which is well looked after. If nothing else, the views are... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Northampton, United Kingdom
Great piece of history

This is well worth a visit for all the family, gives you a little insight into how tuff life must... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Jim L
Madrid, Spain
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| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is a great place to visit which is well looked after. If nothing else, the views are spectacular

Thank MissKaren3139
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is well worth a visit for all the family, gives you a little insight into how tuff life must have been in the 17th century and all free.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Small incline to reach ruins but well worth it . This place is free and open all year round . Well looked after and list of notices to explain all about garrison worth a look . Just wish mindless people did not leave their rubbish...More

Thank irene60_17
Reviewed 4 January 2017

These are partially ruined barracks set up by the English in the 1700s which are open and free for visitors. You can walk all around and inside the barracks and it is an interesting 15 minute stop. Parking available across the road and it is...More

Thank Aussie_SR
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Not much to see but very interesting. Fantastic preservation considering the age. Bit of a climb if you are even slightly disabled but worth the climb.

Thank Danny R
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A must to see will take you only a couple of minutes but its great !! Its free and not so hard to find !!

Thank Christian C
Reviewed 10 October 2016

interesting stop-off. we cycled here form our near-by accommodation en route to Kingussie for provisions. It's free to all - Nice in the sun, good parking and some cafe facilities nearby in Kingussie. Have seen it many a time from the A9, good to visit...More

Thank MappingMum
Reviewed 9 October 2016

On your way to the Badenoch road and the old way to Aviemore you will pass this bulwark of stones situated on a very strategic location with the necessary views: police the area and enforce the Disarming Act of 1716. Ruthven Barracks could hold two...More

1  Thank PetervanderGiessen
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

These imposing ruins dominate the skyline if you are in the area. Free to visit and with some parking nearby, they are well worth 30 minutes or so of your time. There are no guides and all information is supplied via plaques and notices, however...More

Thank Bigmanbob
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The crumbling barracks was built on the site of a glacier produced rock deposit and eventually on a previous fort.

Thank Desmond C
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