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If in town walk around and think

This is a small site in a small town. Do not come here for this. Nice to think about the 12-13th... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
11douglast
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Los Altos, California
On the walking tour

Take the Tuesday night walking tour given by the Braemar Local History Group and you will hear the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
MIZT13
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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Never knew that this place exist been coming over here for years and recently stumbled upon this great little building and it's clean that's a bonus

Date of experience: August 2018
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Braemarcastle, Memeber of the Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Glad you enjoyed Kindrochit. It's a fascinating ruin with an interesting history of Kings and nobles - and in such a pretty setting.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is a small site in a small town. Do not come here for this. Nice to think about the 12-13th century of course and to see rocks that have stayed in place that long. Nice to see the water over which the bridge stood....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Braemarcastle, Member of the Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Oh Douglas, we're so disappointed you didn't find Braemar special, lots of people do. Did you manage to fit in a visit to Braemar Castle as well as Kindrochit. The landscape is stunning, the history is amazing - and the people are very friendly! Do...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Take the Tuesday night walking tour given by the Braemar Local History Group and you will hear the history of how many times this castle was ruined. A small ruin, but with several stories.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Braemarcastle, Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

The local History Group do great tours (Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon) . Kindrochit is a stop on the tour. You can also visit independently. There are good interpretation boards and pathways..

Reviewed 28 July 2018

I have been visiting Braemar for many years, although admittedly not recently. I was parked in the car park as you come into the village and my attention was caught but the pile of ruined stones which was fenced off with a sign pointing to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Braemarcastle, Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Yes, Kindrochit makes for a very atmospheric visit, steeped as it is in the story of Scotland with associations with Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and St Margaret. Delighted you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 22 May 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Braemarcastle, Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Yes, Kindrochit was pretty overgrown until about 5 years ago when it was tidied up and interpretation boards and paths installed. It's a great free visit when you're in Braemar.

Reviewed 19 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Braemarcastle, Member of the Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

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

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Braemarcastle, Community Management Team at Kindrochit Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Yes, Kindrochit is worth a visit. Good interpretation and safe paths - and - it's completely free!

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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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