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Ruthven Barracks

| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
+44 131 668 8600
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Fantastic Views of the Barracks from surrounding areas

Ruthven Barracks stands on a mound above Insch Marches, making it very picturesque, and as it's... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Situated just outside Kingussie this ruined castle is easy to reach from the nearby car park and... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
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| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
+44 131 668 8600
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Ruthven Barracks stands on a mound above Insch Marches, making it very picturesque, and as it's floodlit at nights, it's well worth going for a look - even if you do not actually go up to the ruins themselves.

Thank Gasman1874
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Situated just outside Kingussie this ruined castle is easy to reach from the nearby car park and there are no admission charges. a perfect opportunity for many atmospheric photographs

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I loved the view of the ruins sitting on the hill against the scenic background. It's free to visit this attraction and the parking is close and free as well. You can walk around in the barracks as well.

Thank worldtravelingmilfam
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Great Jacobite history visit - walked from Kingussie which is about 1 3/4 miles distance, lovely views

Thank jlcrawf
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Ruthven Barracks are an atmospheric, lonely military outpost in the care of Heritage Scotland. The free site gives you a good feel of what it may have been like to be garrisoned in a such a remote place (despite the A9 now at the bottom...More

Thank mlam78
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Standing on high ground its imposing site draws you to it------no frills just a structure in very very good condition--but a wonderful part of history that is really worth a visit ---good story boards give you an insight to the real happening in this part...More

Thank bill c
Reviewed 22 June 2016

It's worth a visit it's free but it is well worth reading up on it's history to get the best out of a visit. However the views are worth the walk up to it

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The isolated location of this ruin, and, at the time, lack of anyone else, made this a favorite stop on our Scotland adventure. The views from the Barracks are also well worth is side trip. There is some limited parking and some walking is required.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The barracks consists of two main building ruins, with additional structures. The place gives a nice insight into the Jacobite uprising and the struggles of the time. You'll be amazed to find out just what an immense number of soldiers were crammed in such a...More

Thank Vlad S
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were the only visitors the day we went. The barracks are surprisingly well kept and safe. They provided a great view of the countryside. It was a pleasant way to spend a sunny day. Admission is free.

Thank Robert K
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Victoria C
9 January 2018|
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Response from anniebS8690OY | Reviewed this property |
Yes the barracks are not a closed area, they are maintained ruins. There is no one there looking after them and you can just look around freely yourself. Car park nearby looking across the Inshes and to the barracks. There... More