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Ruthven Barracks

| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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Night Time Visit!

Made the short drive from Newtonmore to have a look at the Barracks. We went late in the evening... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Redcar, United Kingdom
via mobile

This is place is well worth a visit near Ruthven in Badenoch, Scotland, are the smallest but best... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Made the short drive from Newtonmore to have a look at the Barracks. We went late in the evening when it was dark, and seeing it all lit up was fantastic! Parking opposite, we walked up the short path and were quite shocked it was...More

1  Thank AndyDuff4
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is place is well worth a visit near Ruthven in Badenoch, Scotland, are the smallest but best preserved of the four barracks built in 1719 after the 1715 Jacobite rising. Destroyed by Jacobites following their retreat after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the...More

Thank Wag2409
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great little place to look around. Free parking for about 12 cars and free entrance into barracks. It will take you about 30 minutes to look round. It is only a ruin with information boards so don't expect visitor centre etc. Good views across valley.

Thank Semiquaver
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Visited here at around 7.30 am and had the place to myself. It is easy to find just outside Kingussie and has a small car park across the road. There are a few information boards decribing the history of the place. A good spot to...More

Thank brrjhn
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Great bit of history that is older than a fellow travellers country. Lots of info and fairly accessible. Stunning views

Thank Omar S
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Park in one of the the free parking bays across from the former barracks. Climb up and learn a little more about the redcoats, and crucially about the history of the castle. You'll get some great pics of the castle and surrounding mountains either side....More

Thank AviemoreScotland
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nice stop outside Kingussie ( B road just in town) worth checking these barracks out to see how and where soldiers were quartered. Nice historical plaques give you enough info to put you "in the shoes of those who's history is worth remembering" stunning setting...More

Thank gfolmsted
Reviewed 6 August 2016

These barracks are the best preserved of the four built in the 1700s during the Jacobite rising. Inside the barracks you get informative panels describing the use of the barracks at the time. This makes a great 15 minute stop on the way through the...More

1  Thank KrisCini
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The barracks are set on a hill just outside of Kinguisse. if you scour the surrounding valley for a moment, you can't miss them. The ruins themselves consist or fortified barracks and a stable built to defend against the marauding Jacobites. If you're familiar with...More

Thank Giles P
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Barracks are a nice little stop next to the road. The barracks are well kept and there are information bards spread around the arena.

Thank Liv L
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