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Slains Castle, Aberdeen

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Coastal scenery complements the dramatic ruins of Slains 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. Slains Castle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • I love visiting castles and ruins, and this one is an amazing sprawling place, so many different rooms, and doors and windows, amazing views, and a great place to wander round - I could’ve spent much....  more »
  • Used to come here when a kid and lived in Aberdeen - took my kids today on a windswept walk. Cold but they lived the castle and the walk followed by lunch at the Hotel which was good. Kids interested....  more »
  • This Castle ruin is set on the East coast and easily accessible via the well marked Castle trail system. It is however a longish walk from the carpark to the Ruins (more than 1 km as I recall...  more »
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  • I used to love this place, it was one of the few places in Aberdeen that you could listen to alternative and rock music while having a drink. Now it's all pop music which really doesn't fit with the gothic decor. Now it just looks confused and old. Such a shame. Drinks are still good though.
  • Quirky, worth going in to see. Place needs a good clean, couldn't eat here as tables and surrounds were dirty. Cocktails are good.
  • Used to be my favourite place in town, as it's also the darkest environment in town. Love the whole gothic look and the cocktails are amazing. Just a lil bit pricey. I still pop in every now and again, but unfortunately they don't do rock/metal nights anymore :( maybe I'm just coming on the wrong days.. Anyways food is amazing as well
  • The Friday special is amazing: fish and chips with a pint of Guinness for 6 GBP!!! The fish was hot and tasty. The chips, well, not as hot. Good service. Ask to find the loo ... even if you don’t need it A family friendly environment
  • Interesting place with good decorations. Cheap food deals. Even if the food isn't topnotch it's OK. Desserts are good though.

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