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Ruthven Barracks

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Address: | Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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Ruthven Barracks visit.

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Danny R
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Buckhaven, United Kingdom
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Buckhaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great little place to look around. Free parking for about 12 cars and free entrance into barracks. It will take you about 30 minutes to look round. It is only a ruin with information boards so don't expect visitor centre etc. Good views across valley.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Visited here at around 7.30 am and had the place to myself. It is easy to find just outside Kingussie and has a small car park across the road. There are a few information boards decribing the history of the place. A good spot to take a few photos.

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