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Ruthven Barracks, Newtonmore

(4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Ruthven Barracks is located in Newtonmore. Use our Newtonmore holiday planner to visit Ruthven Barracks on your trip to Newtonmore, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Small incline to reach ruins but well worth it . This place is free and open all year round . Well looked after and list of notices to explain all about garrison worth a look . Just wish mindless peop...  more »
  • These are partially ruined barracks set up by the English in the 1700s which are open and free for visitors. You can walk all around and inside the barracks and it is an interesting 15 minute stop. Pa...  more »
  • Not much to see but very interesting. Fantastic preservation considering the age. Bit of a climb if you are even slightly disabled but worth the climb. 
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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.