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Address: Glenlivet Estate | Main Street, Tomintoul AB37 9EX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1479 870070
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Before visiting here it's best to read a bit about the History of the building. Like so many of Scotlands ancient castles this one is also in a ruinous condition. Don't let... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Before visiting here it's best to read a bit about the History of the building. Like so many of Scotlands ancient castles this one is also in a ruinous condition. Don't let that put you off though. It's worth the effort to take time to scout around and absorb the location.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old castle is ruined (partly) but still can be seen the main structures, well. The most difficult is to find it, not located at beside of wide roads. You should take enough time especially at (out of season) dark time, daylight is shorter from Nov - Feb. We we driving several of those smaller roads and from Tomintoul (short... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

As you stagger out of the superb Glenlivet Distillery, spare a little time to stop off at the Drumin Castle. It is a beautiful little ruin with lovely gardens and a shed load of history. A small climb up an ancient pathway will take you to this ruin and it's marbled history that only the Scots have. A walled battlement... More 

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Thank RON222014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stopped on a way from Tomintoul to Dufftown. Its a nice ruin, but need 1 or 2 tables how to find it. It has a small, well kept walled garden with information table about the castle history. Also in the castle (not accessible directly from the garden) are also some information. If you are around it worth to stop.

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Thank Gabriel V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were just trying to kill time and took a leisurely long walk around the grounds here one morning. Beautiful views of the heather covered mountains.

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Thank Sandra M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We stumbled across this castle on our travels. There is a large car park next to it and many many steps to reach the castle. There is a lovely view when you reach the top though. The castle is in ruin but you can feel the true history of the place when standing in it, probably because we were on... More 

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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

A lovely setting with the river bumbling passed. Nice and clean with no litter. Handy little car park with a short windy path to climb up to the ruin of the castle. Alexander Stewart lived here (also known as the Wolf of Badenoch & famous for burning the Elgin Cathedral to how you see it today). We also didnt know... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

A really pleasant visit to Druin Castle. Its been "restored" to look after it and it is a nice walk and place to visit to learn more about the area and its history. Walk from car park is up some stairs, but there is a disabled option up by the farmhouse. A nice place to stop for a stretch of... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This castle is not in many guide books. We were staying close by and heard about it by chance. The castle is on top a hill and you take a short steep walk on a winding path to the summit. The castle is more like a ruin and there are no facilities whatsoever. This is what made the trip so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Situated on Glenlivet estate there are several walks around it or you can cycle in the area. It is quite well preserved with a nice garden.

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