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Castle hunting

Been here a few times never knew that this place existed great day out right off shopping let's see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roger O
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Historical Castle Ruins

Not much to it, but the historical stories attached to this castle is very interesting. There is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Liz C
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Braemar, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here a few times never knew that this place existed great day out right off shopping let's see what you have to offer

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to it, but the historical stories attached to this castle is very interesting. There is a plaque explaining the history. Worth a visit.

Thank Liz C
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Braemarcastle, Member of the Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Delighted you found it interesting. Fascinating to speculate that Malcolm Canmore would have set out from here to kill Macbeth at Lumphanan.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Standing in the car park while my family used the toilets, I saw a mound of ruins. To my surprise, they belonged to a castle! Walking around the remains was relaxing and a nice break after being in the car all day. If you are...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The remains of this castle can easily be found in the middle of Braemar. It is worth exploring the ruins, the information boards provide the history & details. Today the council & a group of volunteers look after the ruins. There is no charge to...More

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Braemarcastle, Member of the Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thanks for visiting and posting.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

My wife and I had a drive north last Saturday, and Braemar was one of the places we stopped at to visit. After entering the village from the Glenshee direction, we followed signs to a car park, and there directly in front of us was...More

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Braemarcastle, Member of the Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for you review, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not to much to see as they are ruins, but the history is interesting. There is a display out front in English that tells the story. It's a nice town. This wouldn't be your first destination as Braemer Castle would, but these ruins are older....More

Thank Randy K
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Braemarcastle, Member of the Community Management team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Yes, sadly there's not a lot of it left but when it was built it was one of the largest castles in Scotland. It's brilliant to know it was visited by so many Scottish Kings - long before Queen Victoria discovered Deeside!

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Castle ruins on the border of the river. Text boards (only in English) with a relative small amount of explanation on the how and why. Free entry, max 20 minutes.More

Thank Joeri S
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Braemarcastle, Member of Community Managment Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks for your review. Yes we do need to think of interpretation boards in other languages too, will need to raise the funding though. It is now a ruin but was important in the early history of Scotland used by King Kenneth McAlpin and King...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

You miss it when you are not looking. Wich is a ashame. It's worth a quick look. A small ruin a bit overgrown but you see people take care of it. It's smal does not take a lot of time but it's worth the efford.

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Braemarcastle, Communityu Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for visiting, it's an important part of the history of the village.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The signage and drawings supplied by the local community group give you an idea of what this place once was. This is not Edinburgh or Stirling Castle , however when you visit Braemar have a look at Kindrochit and let your mind run wild.

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Braemarcastle, Member of Community Managment Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your review. It is a fun castle, isn't it. And fascinating to think of the feet who have walked there - King Malcolm Canmhor, Robert the Bruce, Queen Margaret (St Margaret)!

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

As castle ruins go, this one is distinctly on the small side. There are a few notice boards to help you picture what was originally here, but even reading them all fully you are unlikely to spend any more than 30 minutes here. By all...More

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Braemarcastle, Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

Sorry you found Kindrochit underwhelming. Once it was one of the largest castle's in Scotland! but you're right, there's not tooo much left now, still worth a visit though. Good to tie it in with ta visit to Braemar other Castle - open 1st April...More

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