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Ruthven Barracks

Hanoverian Barracks burnt down in C18 but still splendid on its promontory. Well worth a visit foir the family. Near Kingussie.

Sites on a rising promontory beside the main road north, you can see the strategic value of the site and it was recognised by the Hanoverian kings who used it as a barracks which meant that their troops had easy access North and South. It was burned during the 45 and never rebuilt.

It remains a striking and stark place and in remarkably good condition. On a good day, it is well worth a visit and makes a great site for hide and seek with the kids.

Opening Times

Open all the time. Simply Wander up from the road on path.

Travel Directions to Ruthven Barracks

Travel Directions

From the A9, follow signs to Kingussie Station and then continue east under A9 on B970. You will see the Barracks on the left. Park off the road.

Visitor Attractions

  • Insh Marsh Reserve

    Very important wetland for nesting birds and home to Osprey's in the summer. If you are interested in nature and birds: a must. Lovely walks as well so ideal for the kids.

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