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| Kingussie, Newtonmore, Scotland
+44 131 668 8600
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All reviews information boards historic scotland views of the surrounding countryside short stop a small car park worth a visit steep path lit up at night jacobite uprising interesting ruins scottish history great place for a picnic piece of history bonnie prince charlie interpretive panels haunting place stable block
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is not much there but is well worth the stop as it is free and you can sense and feel the history around this barracks.

Thank LiverpoolAmigo
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is a highly evocative and very photogenic site. It played an important role in Scottish history and stands proudly on a steep rise. Although visible from the road it is worth driving up to the car park and walking through the ruins to get...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We have visited the Ruthven Barracks on several occasion and we manage to glean something new each time. This time I took a wonderful photo of the barracks from the road from Kingussie. The sun shining on the building and even the noise from the...More

Thank annen653
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Surrounded by wonderful views this place has to be visited if you're in the area. You can walk easily from Kingussie. The RSPB Loch Insch is very close too so you could combine the trip. Easy to park out on th eroad and then to...More

2  Thank whereamI2day
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Well worth a visit great history of how soldiers lived and ate great views and vantage point. All adds up in to the picture of the struggle between the Scots and English

1  Thank Scenic507539
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This takes you back in history. Off road parking is available and entry is free. The tour is self guided aided by information boards around the site. The barracks is lit up at night making it look very dramatic. It gives an excellent view of...More

1  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The barracks occupy a gorgeous spot of the Highlands so there are nice views from around them. Interesting bit of history, worth a short stop to see.

1  Thank KiwigalinEngland
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A great piece of Scottish Highland History on the outskirts of Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands when the Barracks was used to police the Highlands in the 1700 hundreds.

Thank KevinLegge
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We went here as we pass it often on the A9. I have always wanted to drop in. It's an interesting wee place with lovely views. You won't be there for long but definitely worth a visit if passing. Even better on a nice day...More

1  Thank RachAidTee
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

There is not much to look at here, but worth driving by if you are in the area and love really old stone walls!??

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Victoria C
9 January 2018|
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Response from anniebS8690OY | Reviewed this property |
Yes the barracks are not a closed area, they are maintained ruins. There is no one there looking after them and you can just look around freely yourself. Car park nearby looking across the Inshes and to the barracks. There... More