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The ruins of what must have been an impressive castle. Kids loved playing in the castle. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Dan B
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Beautiful stronghold to visit on a sunny day!

My boyfriend and I visited Kildrummy Castle on a sunny morning. We had an enjoyable visit. The... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Amanda H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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A97 | Kildrummy, Alford AB33 8RA, Scotland
+44 1975 571331
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All reviews historic scotland scottish history well worth a visit surrounding area is explorer pass car park lots of history ruin signage bruce plaques information wars castle stone earl mar
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Read up on this one before you show up to appreciate it more. There are enough signs to give you some flavor for what happened here, but there is so much. Of the 20+ castles we visited in Scotland, this one must have been one...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

my oh my what a magnificent looking castle is this. surrounded by green fields it was a delight to see this castle. there are some benches placed on the grounds. clear info so you can really paint a vivid picture. you can not only walk...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Well preserved ruins of a castle which played a signify role in Scottish history. Very well presented with fascinating story boards and very friendly staff . Well worth a visit .

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This castle played a prominent part in Scottish history home of Robert the Bruce. Siegel no less that 8 times. This was a power house in its day Look at the finish to the internal stone work, it’s all dressed. The internal angles of the...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The ruins of what must have been an impressive castle. Kids loved playing in the castle. Very interesting history behind the castle and the guide at the reception was very knowledgeable, not just about this castle but on lots in the area

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 11 July 2018

My boyfriend and I visited Kildrummy Castle on a sunny morning. We had an enjoyable visit. The caretaker volunteered information about surrounding attractions, too, and we accepted her suggestion to visit Auchindoun Castle, which isn't a long drive from Kildrummy Castle.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Confusing signage for the castle and the castle gardens which are two separate sites. Large car park with toilets,small visitors centre with knowledgeable custodian and then a long uphill walk to the castle. The castle is just ruins so no ramparts to climb on for...More

2  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This old ruined castle is a bonus when you stay at Kildrummy Hotel. A beautiful walk through a lovely garden and you are in the ruins of a once beautiful castle. There are signs telling you what the rooms were and what they were used...More

Thank Leafy614
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Three of us visited the castle on a Sunday morning. The caretaker was very knowledgeable of the castle history and I didn’t realise how important this castle was in the history of Scotland. Although a ruin, the grounds were well kept and clean and the...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Another great stop for anyone with a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass. We drove up from Ballater one afternoon and got so much out of it. Sometimes it can be really difficult to picture ruins like this as fully intact, functioning castles, but the plaques do...More

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28 September 2018|
Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
There is a quiz for children, the answers are found through out the ruin. You do know the castle is shut from the 1st October 2018 to 31st March 2019 if you are thinking of visiting this year.