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Ruthven Barracks

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Address: | Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pool, United Kingdom
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Pool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 . I picked it up and put it in the bin at the bottom of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 one of the few things open in Scotland over the winter

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Buckhaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 !!

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 at long last.

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 companies of soldiers – about 120 men – and their officers, but it’s unlikely it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 this does supply sufficient information for you to understand what life was like for the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

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

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Made the short drive from Newtonmore to have a look at the Barracks. We went late in the evening when it was dark, and seeing it all lit up was fantastic! Parking opposite, we walked up the short path and were quite shocked it was accessible to go inside. Being dark, it was eerie going into the various rooms and... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is place is well worth a visit near Ruthven in Badenoch, Scotland, are the smallest but best preserved of the four barracks built in 1719 after the 1715 Jacobite rising. Destroyed by Jacobites following their retreat after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the Barracks ruins are maintained as a Scheduled Monument by Historic Scotland. They are accessible at... More 

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