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Kildrummy Castle, Alford

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Likely built in the 13th century and now standing in ruins, Kildrummy Castle is thought to have been one of the most expensive of its age. The former castle passed through the hands of royal families from its construction in the mid 13th century to its abandonment and demise following the failed Jacobite rebellion in 1716. It features a shield-shaped layout, with one edge overlooking a sloping ravine. The different styles of masonry throughout the ruins testify to the castle's evolution over the centuries, and in 1925 excavations led to the discovery of decorative stone flooring and tales of battles long ago. Go on a self-guided tour of what's left of the hall and chapel, where informative signs provide insight into what you're seeing. For the fuller story, ask the friendly staff at the visitor center. Put Kildrummy Castle and other Alford attractions into our Alford holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great visit to Kildrummy Castle. Ruined Castle full of history. Well worth a visit with some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Small shop with souvenirs and very helpful guide. 
    Great visit to Kildrummy Castle. Ruined Castle full of history. Well worth a visit with some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Small shop with souvenirs and very helpful guide.  more »
  • We have been to Kildrummy Castle many times and have enjoyed every visit. There is a well maintained car park, clean toilets and a little shop. The castle is never busy with people and even if it... 
    We have been to Kildrummy Castle many times and have enjoyed every visit. There is a well maintained car park, clean toilets and a little shop. The castle is never busy with people and even if it...  more »
  • Visited on a typical drizzly August day and the weather suited the site perfectly! Kildrummy was bigger than Stirling and has a long ignored history that is worth knowing. The feel of the place, the.....  more
    Visited on a typical drizzly August day and the weather suited the site perfectly! Kildrummy was bigger than Stirling and has a long ignored history that is worth knowing. The feel of the place, the.....  more »
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  • Wonderful wee gem. Great to explore
  • Amazing for photography and imagination to step back in time
  • Makes yer mind trip back in time Linda was tge perfect host too
  • Plenty of info boards to help you picture the past. Loads of room to let kids run free and recreate battles
  • Impressive ruins in a beautiful setting

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