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Slains Castle

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Inspiring Place

I visited this place many times as a young person, there used to be a miniature railway that used... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yvonne D
Spectacular view !

Slains is absolutely a must see. This is nature at its best, the cliffs and the ocean and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Erected in 1597, this is one of the most famous castle ruins in Scotland, and was used by Bram Stoker as the inspiration for the castle of the evil vampire in his most famous supernatural tale "Dracula."
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Cruden Bay, Aberdeen AB10 1JE, Scotland
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All reviews cruden bay bram stoker cliff edge car park beautiful ruins lovely ruin steep cliffs lovely photos nice walk an amazing experience spiral staircase sea birds sunny day walk around well worth a visit inspiration tower
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this place many times as a young person, there used to be a miniature railway that used to take you halfway up, not sure if it is still there? It's a remarkable place, it inspired me to read the book Dracula by Bran...More

Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slains is absolutely a must see. This is nature at its best, the cliffs and the ocean and the beautiful ruins of a big castle, magnificent.

Thank Kristinmaarie
Reviewed October 2, 2018

my travel agent was the driver and took us to Slain castle extremely interesting as the place was a shell but can see partial walls and levels even go on second level beautiful must see i love castles

Thank carol r
Reviewed September 21, 2018

If you are up this way then this is a must see! You can walk round the ruins, while looking out to sea. It's very close to the cliff edge and there's rubble as you walk around but please don't let this put you off,...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed September 18, 2018

As we walked through these ruins you can see the different types of stone and brick that were used over the centuries and try to imagine what life was like in those times. The immensity of the size and number of towers and rooms is...More

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Property Schedule: A notable property in need of some attention. New roofing advised (roof full stop advised), light and airy due to lack of windows and doors. Secluded location ideal for sea birds, sea dogs, and those discerning persons who appreciate a strong gust of...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We visited the castle on August 28, 2018. The castle is accessible via an unpaved road that leads to a fairly good sized car park. There are no facilities here. The castle ruin is very large with many areas to explore. There are no markers...More

Thank Erik_and_Cheryl
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

BE CAREFUL. Steep cliffs. Lovely setting and a unique castle. Very sad when you see a ruin. Sunrise/sunset would be worth a visit too. Cruden Bay is lovely.

Thank raymondm331
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Drove over to Slains Castle after golfing at Cruden Bay Golf Club. We were glad we did! Beautiful view of the water and cliffs! People parked and walked to the Castle but go ahead and drive up to the castle. Would be quite a ways...More

Thank Lorna J
Reviewed September 3, 2018

If you have a dog or small children please keep your eye on them, there are steep cliffs that have claimed many lives in the past. The ruin itself has a few openings leading straight out to a long way down. So why go? I...More

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Danny S
July 13, 2018|
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Response from 431dianee | Reviewed this property |
Very rutted sand road would get you right next to the castle. Small area to park. We drive it but felt with each bump that we might bottom out the car.
February 12, 2015|
Response from juliaashleydavies |
I'd recommend.... "Visiting Slains Castle "... 🙄