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Out of the way castle

A great spot for a picnic in the walled gardens and a little bit of castle to see. Quite ruined and no bits to climb when I was there, but the hill to get there was quite steep... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Moray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small castle ruin is signposted from the B9008, with a car parking area just a few minutes from it. The steps to the castle were closed for repair when I visited a few days ago, but another path was marked from the car park which was more gradual, with no steps, and led around the base of the hill... More 

Thank fiona07
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

A great spot for a picnic in the walled gardens and a little bit of castle to see. Quite ruined and no bits to climb when I was there, but the hill to get there was quite steep. The walled garden is spacious and has the start of a small orchard so would be good for little ones to wander... More 

Thank jed103
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158 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Before visiting here it's best to read a bit about the History of the building. Like so many of Scotlands ancient castles this one is also in a ruinous condition. Don't let that put you off though. It's worth the effort to take time to scout around and absorb the location.

Thank antis
Helsinki, Finland
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120 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This old castle is ruined (partly) but still can be seen the main structures, well. The most difficult is to find it, not located at beside of wide roads. You should take enough time especially at (out of season) dark time, daylight is shorter from Nov - Feb. We we driving several of those smaller roads and from Tomintoul (short... More 

Thank JaakkoTapio
Godalming, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

As you stagger out of the superb Glenlivet Distillery, spare a little time to stop off at the Drumin Castle. It is a beautiful little ruin with lovely gardens and a shed load of history. A small climb up an ancient pathway will take you to this ruin and it's marbled history that only the Scots have. A walled battlement... More 

Thank RON222014
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stopped on a way from Tomintoul to Dufftown. Its a nice ruin, but need 1 or 2 tables how to find it. It has a small, well kept walled garden with information table about the castle history. Also in the castle (not accessible directly from the garden) are also some information. If you are around it worth to stop.

Thank Gabriel V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were just trying to kill time and took a leisurely long walk around the grounds here one morning. Beautiful views of the heather covered mountains.

Thank Sandra M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stumbled across this castle on our travels. There is a large car park next to it and many many steps to reach the castle. There is a lovely view when you reach the top though. The castle is in ruin but you can feel the true history of the place when standing in it, probably because we were on... More 

Thank Lindalre
Aberlour, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

A lovely setting with the river bumbling passed. Nice and clean with no litter. Handy little car park with a short windy path to climb up to the ruin of the castle. Alexander Stewart lived here (also known as the Wolf of Badenoch & famous for burning the Elgin Cathedral to how you see it today). We also didnt know... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

A really pleasant visit to Druin Castle. Its been "restored" to look after it and it is a nice walk and place to visit to learn more about the area and its history. Walk from car park is up some stairs, but there is a disabled option up by the farmhouse. A nice place to stop for a stretch of... More 

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