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Slain's Castle, Aberdeen

(4.4/5 based on 170 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 called into see this ruin, as it was visible from the main A975. Its a mix of fairly recent (well, if you call mid 1800's recent) and seriously old (mid 1500's) construction. If you're interested i...  more »
  • Enjoyed a cliff top walk from Crudeness Bay to Slains Castle. Beautiful views of coastline and seascapes  more »
  • I often fly over slains on my way on and offshore. I thought I would take a walk with my Gf. There's 2 paths to take and the one we took was lovely. The place is accessible and really interesting with...  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.