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Slain's Castle, Aberdeen

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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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  • I visited here in late April/early May 2017. It's a charming place. Parking down below can be a bit difficult. There is a road that leads right near it, but if it has rained or is muddy (or you lack a...  more »
  • This was one of my favorite castles in Scotland. It's an easy walk on a well maintained path from the car park to the castle. This one wasn't overrun with people as some of them were, so it's easy to ...  more »
  • This castle is not too far out of Aberdeen but you do need transport to get there. It was here that Brams Stoker had the idea of writing the story of DRACULA and the castle here was where the idea of ...  more »
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  • Amazing location with great views but extremely dangerous and very unattractive "castle" full of litter and hazardous underfoot! No barriers or safety features to stop anyone getting near the edge of the cliff or down stairs into pitch blackness. Worth a visit for the views and sea but take care!
  • Ruined castle. Amazing to go and look at. The views are amazing
  • Lived in the area all of my childhood, would like to add if you are at the car park and facing away from the castle you will see a house on the right (my old house fountain blue house) there does claim to be a under ground passageway which leads to the castle ,also visible caves at the bottom of the cliffs are worth exploring if you have the right gear.
  • For all Bram Stoker's fan. Pittoresque and stunning sea view.
  • Its free and just off the North Sea. It gets the winds going right through it and not hard to see why it might have inspired Mary Shelly's Frankenstien. I would not want to be in that place in the pitch dark.