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“Not much to see, but interesting”
Review of Kindrochit Castle

Ranked #9 of 15 things to do in Braemar
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.

The original fortifications were built here in the late 11th c. These current ruins were built in the 1300s and destroyed by canon during a plague epidemic. The occupants were struck by plague in the 17th c. so the castle was destroyed to prevent them leaving.

Excavations began in 1925.

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.

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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 Malcolm Canmhor and his wife, Queen Margaret (St Margaret). It was once one of the largest castle in Scotland.

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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.

Thank cjmietus
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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 means have a look if you are in Braemar, but don't stop deliberately just to see this less than impressive ruin.

Thank johnhouston2
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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 to end of October.

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