Ruthven Barracks, Newtonmore

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  • Situated on a hill covering the main road to the Highlands and built after the 1715 rebellion to act as a base for troops policing the area. Free entry and easy to park on the main road,or walk over f...  more »
  • You can see it from the A9. But to see it up close is just even better. Nicely laid out and you can have a look in side. Panels explain what is what. Entry is Free which is great and it is well mainta...  more »
  • Have passed this place over the years but this was the first time we stopped to visit. It was a beautiful, clear and very cold day and we had the place to ourselves. The views all around are stunning ...  more »
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  • Passed by so many times without stopping, but it is definitely worth the detour. Stunning location, fascinating history, and so atmospheric. Great site to visit with children of all ages. Free parking, free entry, what could be better?!
  • Cool little stop over. Interesting legend surrounding the castle that once stood here
  • Ruthven Barracks are always worth a little bit of your time. The Barracks are set in a stunning position on a natural mound and although a ruin you can get a sense of how the building was used. Around Ruthven Barracks are wetlands and we watched snipe, oystercatcher and redshank among other waders. Visiting is free and there is a reasonable size car park so there is no excuse.
  • A British military barracks built in the 18th Century to suppress the Scottish Highlands. A fantastically picturesque location where the barracks are built on the ruins of Ruthven Castle. While a fantastic visit, I was disappointed that there was no information about the previous castle and it's most famous resident Alexander Stewart, The Wolf of Badenoch.
  • The Ruthven Barracks are a decent place to stop for stretching your legs when driving through the highlands, however, it wouldn’t be my top priority. Visiting the barracks is free and it’ll take you about 15 min to see it all and get a class photo. :)
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