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Address: Kilin, Scotland

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Atmospheric ruins

Well worth a short visit if you're in the area. The kids loved exploring the ruins. As others have mentioned there is no supervision on the site and it is potentially dangerous. I... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Daniel R
Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Well worth a short visit if you're in the area. The kids loved exploring the ruins. As others have mentioned there is no supervision on the site and it is potentially dangerous. I wouldn't let very young children wander around on their own there. We got there one summer's evening with no one else around. It was quite eery but... More 

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great set of ruins hidden just off the beaten path! Free parking just across from the cemetery and about a 1 min walk to the ruins. Great photo opps here as well.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The castle's most mysterious feature can be found just outside its north wall. Here there is a stone lined rectangular pit. This, almost certainly, served as a water storage tank to hold water running off the roof of the castle in the absence of a well. Folklore has chosen to interpret it as a beheading pit, where unfortunates were forced... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We walked along the old railway path from Killin and made a small detour to finlarig Castel ruins. built in 1729 it had a weirdly gloomy atmosphere - something to do with the gallows tree and the beheading pit perhaps

1 Thank Mollster2015
Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

These castle ruins are off the beaten path, but so worth it. They are on private property so they are not cared for by the Scottish government or any historical society, and are slowly being reclaimed by nature. You have the freedom to explore the castle (and the mausoleum behind it) at your own risk. The stairway to the second... More 

2 Thank Amanda M
Sterling, Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We heard about these ruins when exploring the area and were pleasantly surprised when we finally found them. It is not a manned attraction and literally a bunch of ruins in the forested area, which has its benefits because you have complete freedom to climb around and explore them. There are some great picture opportunities and the kids loved running... More 

3 Thank Posteritas
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Reviewed 22 October 2009

Whilst in Scotland in September 2009,i decided to visit Killin and the castle ruins of Finlarig Castle. The castle is situated just outside of Killin village,a right turn is taken by the Killin Hotel,follow the road to the end and you will see a parking area just outside of the cemetary.Finlarig Castle is situated on the left hand side of... More 

5 Thank PhilfromCheshire

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