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Ruthven Barracks, Newtonmore

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  • Deceptive - it looks bigger from far away, but once you're inside the barracks are quite small and compact and have a definite atmosphere of desolation and abandonment. On a natural hillock (which str...  more »
  • I've been through Kingussie several times and seen the brown tourist signs pointing to Ruthven Barracks, but never had any urge to follow the signs. It was only when looking on Google Earth that a rea...  more »
  • I had travelled the A9 many times and never stopped to visit, but this time we stayed not far from Newton more and I went on a visit, it is an amazing sight to see and the history of the barracks in v...  more »
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  • A great ruin. Very atmospheric. Enjoyed researching the history of the place.
  • Atmospheric, stunning views across the valley to the Cairngorms. An important site, particularly for those interested in the Jacobite uprisings.
  • Beautiful historic monument with great view over the surrounding landscape
  • Nice view of barraks with interesting history
  • Really interesting, from an interesting period in history. But there's not all that much to engage with once you've looked at the buildings.

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