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Address: A97 | Kildrummy, Alford AB33 8RA, Scotland
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Big ruined castle

This castle has got lots of history attached to it. Its massive, it would have been some place back in the day. If your there check out the gardens if you can. Have fun.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
RAKMB
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Moray, United Kingdom
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A must see ruin! We stayed at the Kildrummy Castle Park Hotel which has a fab view of the ruins and a walk through the gardens gets you close to the castle which is sadly closed in the winter (makes little sense as it's a ruin and is un-manned anyway) but we got some great pics nonetheless!

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Moray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This castle has got lots of history attached to it. Its massive, it would have been some place back in the day. If your there check out the gardens if you can. Have fun.

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Thank RAKMB
Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The ruins here are impressive and it must have been a magnificent castle in its heyday. The model of the castle in the visitor centre really helps to aid understanding of the upstanding remains.

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Valley Mills, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Some of the castles in Scotland are ruins and others are complete. This was a ruin and I seem to enjoy those as much as others. You pay at bottom of hill and have a walk up and there was only 2 other people when we arrived.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

A sizable ruin set in quiet countryside. The grounds are well maintained and there are enough information panels to get an overview of its layout and history. It must have been an impressive fortress in its day, so it was interesting to read about the design similarities with still extant castles like Harlech. It was a nice afternoon when we... More 

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Thank milimana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

A great historic site, very well maintained, got some nice photos. Plenty of information on the boards as you walk round, well worth a visit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The ruins are something to see, but the surrounding area is very beautiful. We really enjoyed watching the sheep.

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Thank Charlene H
Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Not much left of this once Northern stronghold, it would have been very impressive in its day, and even in ruins it still is impressive to me. When you combine the 1300's with Robert the Bruce & William Wallace, well you have a winner straight away, so it's not a classic but it has the history & is worth a... More 

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Thank Jeff C
North Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We visited with friends on Tuesday (19th July) and were most impressed. The site itself was both interesting and beautiful. But what really made it special was the informative and friendly comments from the lady in the tickets office. She was extremely knowledgeable both about the castle and the surroundings. A great improvement on Mr Grumpy at nearby Corgarff Castle!... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully peaceful place.... Beautiful views.... Great place for children. Easy to find and access. Not crowded, we were there on a Sunday. We appreciated being able wander around at our own place.

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