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Slain's Castle, Aberdeen

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Coastal scenery complements the dramatic ruins of Slain's Castle, creating a landscape that begs to photographed. The core of the building was completed in the 16th century by the ninth Earl of Errol, but reconstruction works have been carried out periodically over the centuries, most recently in 1837. Admire breathtaking views of the North Sea and imagine what life would have been like within the castle walls hundreds of years ago. If you notice a certain eeriness about the construction, you're not alone: It was said to have given Bram Stoker the inspiration for Count Dracula's castle. Dress for windy weather and tread cautiously on the cliffs. Add Slain's Castle and other attractions to your Aberdeen trip itinerary using our Aberdeen vacation builder.
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  • We went in Oct 2016, and it was a beautiful day, you can park in the top car park and take a walk along, you can continue right along the coast to the beach at Cruden Bay, the castle although a ruin i...  read more »
  • We parked at the Bullers of Buchan and walked along the cliffs to the ruins. Then back down track to main road and car park. Great walk on a sunny day butvtomget a feeling of brooding menace and Dracu...  read more »
  • Went out to Slains Castle to get some pictures and was once again amazed by the scenery and views. The ruins are so much fun to meander through but take your time as some are close to the cliffs. Youn...  read more »
  • It's got such a unique vibe with the eerie vampire-esque decor! Definitely worth going as even the décor is something to talk about with different levels of seating and quotes on each step. Interesting drinks too! Although they don't reaaallyyy do their descriptions on the menu justice! Toilets are also difficult to find if you haven't been before
  • Amazing selection of cocktails, interesting gothic decor, comfy seating, plenty of room. The staff are friendly, the drinks are reasonably priced, and there is a smoking area outside. Attracts a very varied crowd, mostly young university students, and offers live music.
  • An average bar/club with a not so great choices of good drinks/cocktails. You can definitely do better in Aberdeen.
  • Heavy rock venue I always visit when in Aberdeen. Like the atmosphere 😀
  • Love the halloween/rustic style of the place.
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