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Off the beaten track

Well worth the walk to view this castle. Very well kept area, free parking and entry. Not one of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thorpe le Soken, United Kingdom
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Man against nature!

This ancient castle is perched on top of a "strong wind" swept hill. We could barely stand up... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Terre Haute, IN
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Dufftown, Scotland
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All reviews great place for a picnic scottish countryside pleasant walk off the beaten track historic scotland beautiful ruin hike lonely ruins windy unmanned information perched field scenery stone
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the walk to view this castle. Very well kept area, free parking and entry. Not one of the ‘well know’ castle ruins but worth hunting out

1  Thank Jboy242
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This ancient castle is perched on top of a "strong wind" swept hill. We could barely stand up. Historic Scotland has done their best to stabilize what is left of it and it is a craggy skeleton to behold. You can walk around on ground...More

1  Thank discoverer1972
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Auchindoun Castle is maintained by Historic Scotland. I liked walking around this castle. It is quite high up and was very windy when I was there. It doesn't have the same amount of plaques giving information about it which was a bit disappointing. However the...More

1  Thank Sherrel H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Family visit to this castle on a hill near Dufftown. The kids enjoyed exploring and climbing the ruins, great place for a picnic.

Thank mrdoody06
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Remote castle ruins in a most beautiful setting. Well worth the short walk from the car park just outside Dufftown. We got a glorious day for our visit.

Thank Oldelgin
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Auchindoun Castle is an absolute gem and is situated in a remote location that makes Scotland feel so magical. My boyfriend and I visited this ruin after we explored Kildrummy Castle. The views at Auchindoun are unsurpassable. Visitors can see the Scottish countryside and enjoy...More

1  Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 26 May 2018

A nice find of a small castle but downside it can be slippy and not very safe to climb as castle has subsidence. there isn't really much to see at this castle but is fine for a visit, although I wouldn't recommend it a place...More

1  Thank scotlandlife2016
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Needed some fresh air and was recommended this walk by a local. Great ruined castle that you can visit at will. Small car park at top of track.

Thank h0lgersch
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Stunning world class scenery. A great attraction for the whole family. Awesome history. Parking and very clear signage.

Thank Peter v
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The walk up to the Castle from the bottom of the track is inclined but do-able. There is a small car park halfway. The scenery is superb and there is real feel or remoteness.

2  Thank robertbraidwood
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