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Slain's Castle, Aberdeen

(4/5 based on 160+ 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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  • Very interesting building with a lot of history. A great ruin to explore but be aware that this is not a place to leave your kids unsupervised for a nano-second! The castle is right on the edge of tre...  more »
  • We loved this place. It's a really dramatic romantic setting right on the edge of Scotland. The cliffs here a stunning. The ruins provide some unbelievable views. I would have liked more information o...  more »
  • This was an incredible place to visit. The ruins are so large, it's possible to spend a few hours here exploring every nook and cranny. There is a car park on the A975 just where the road curves. The ...  more »
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  • The menus stated the burger challenge was available although it wasn't and I had to change my biryhday olans and not spend it as I had esired. The food took over an hour to arrive once ordering and the glasses we were given were unwashed and smelled strongly of beer, when the food finally arrived the meat was dry, the bread was hard and one order was wrong. The waitress who seemed to be the only one there appeared under a lot of stress from things that were not her fault.
  • Went here for my brothers birthday meal.. Disgusting service waited at bar for 30mins when there was only 2 more customers when finally got served there was interuptions galore by other staff to do other things...drinks tasted watered down and juice was flat... when we finally got our food which looked like it was slapped on out of date salad and u only get half of what was suppose to come with ur food very rude staff never be back again.. slains should close their doors
  • Nice eatery in an old church. Good food, good menu options. Worth going to.
  • 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
  • Quite ruddy good in my opinion, fantastic staff who are willing to bend over backwards for you, also that Alec guy is an absolute legend.