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Slain's Castle

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Cruden Bay | North of Collieston - this should be listed under Cruden Bay not Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
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Wow this castle is huge 😍😍

What a huge castle. With lots of rooms to explore. They all link with one another. There is even a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
madam123
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Wow

We managed to drive right up to the castle as the weather was against us. Would have also been a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michelle B
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Erected in 1597, this is one of the most famous castle ruins in Scotland, and was used by Bram Stoker as the inspiration for the castle of the evil vampire in his most famous supernatural tale "Dracula."
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  • Poor1%
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Cruden Bay | North of Collieston - this should be listed under Cruden Bay not Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a huge castle. With lots of rooms to explore. They all link with one another. There is even a stair case to climb if you have the nerve and a 2nd floor too. It's in great condition considering it age. We took a walk...More

Thank madam123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We managed to drive right up to the castle as the weather was against us. Would have also been a pleasant walk from the Small car park. What a shame it's going to ruin but adds to the atmosphere of draculas Castle. Huge ruins to...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Slains, it doesn't matter what the weather is doing its a nice little walk out to it and then the views are something else again, particularly the sea facing side of the castle when viewed through the remaining window openings. There are also...More

Thank HBBlue
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here in late April/early May 2017. It's a charming place. Parking down below can be a bit difficult. There is a road that leads right near it, but if it has rained or is muddy (or you lack an SUV) I would suggest...More

Thank D D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite castles in Scotland. It's an easy walk on a well maintained path from the car park to the castle. This one wasn't overrun with people as some of them were, so it's easy to get photos of the castle...More

Thank Crem8r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is not too far out of Aberdeen but you do need transport to get there. It was here that Brams Stoker had the idea of writing the story of DRACULA and the castle here was where the idea of Dracula castle came from....More

Thank emurrayprojects
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you go fro the car park, it is about a 2 hour waqlk up and back. From the pull off further north on the road, it is a bit shorter but not much. The place is beautiful, sitting over the sea but at times...More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A short walk from Cruden Bay takes you to the ruins of Slains Castle. The ruins are quite extensive but it can be difficult to work out what each room was used for. There are great views along the coast but take care if you...More

Thank AndyWatson
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Really comprehensive ruin on the sea cliffs. Although much of the building is gone there is still a lot to it. Local youths have clearly used the cellars for parties unfortunately, leaving a mess behind but the castle itself and the architecture is really good....More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

It is quite an amazing and eerie ruin...i'm Scottish, have passed the castle but this is the 1st visit. I was astounded as to size and complexity of the building. You can climb to the top ( if no vertigo/young kids). Ace!!!

Thank Kennedy730
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