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Ruthven Barracks

| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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Sunset stroll

Wow! One could really feel the atmosphere here. The sun was setting and we were the only people... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Well maintained shells

This is a beautiful location with safe paths and well maintained roofless buildings with clear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike O
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| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
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
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
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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