Ruthven Barracks, Newtonmore

4.6
Ruin · Tourist Spot
Ruthven Barracks (), near Ruthven in Badenoch, Scotland, are the best preserved of the four barracks built in 1719 after the 1715 Jacobite rising. Set on an old castle mound, the complex comprises two large three-storey blocks occupying two sides of the enclosure, each with two rooms per floor. The barracks and enclosing walls were built with loopholes for musket firing, and bastion towers were built at opposite corners. Destroyed by Jacobites following their retreat after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the Barracks ruins are maintained as a scheduled monument by Historic Scotland. They are accessible at all times without entrance charge.
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  • Was a wee walk up though worth it for the view alone. Was nice wee walk round though could have done with a bit more info.  more »
  • Part of the English military machine that was the response to the 15 and 45 Jacobite uprisings The place has a sense of history and is plaintively inspiring  more »
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  • Very interesting place. Good for a look around if you are in the area. Especially interesting how the mound the barracks sits on was formed - through glacial action! Great for kids and families as well anyone else interested in history. Small car park across the road that wasn't busy when we went but could easily become full!
  • Amazing. Loved the story behind this place. It was a nice break from the "gift shop" guided tour kind of things. Walk around at your own pace and enjoy the view of the surrounding area
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