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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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  • Cool ruins, where you can explore history without an entrance fee. Steep entrance.
  • 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.
  • Got there by accident, but had to stop the car and walk around. So beautiful!
  • Really cool place with amazing views
  • Hard to give a star rating--it's fascinating for sure, but is quite rough. Definitely not a destination in itself, but if you're passing by it's certainly worth a look.