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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks
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Plano, TX
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ruthven Barracks sits high on a hilltop with a commanding view of the surrounding area. Free parking and free entry, with a short walk up a hill to the ruins. There is some interpretative signage showing the use of many of the rooms, although it would be nice to have some more detailed plaques for those who wish to learn more about those times. I would suggest 20-30 minutes for the tour and a few more for some photos. Wheelchair /handicap access would be a little tough, however if you can walk 200 yards uphill you can get to the ruins.

Visited June 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting place to stop”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Free parking & entry, a few interesting information boards Took us 20mins to wander around. Worth stopping for if you're passing by.

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Columbus, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Enjoy the Barracks each time I visit the area. Would love to see more detailed history boards but understand I might be more interested than most in reading up on history.

Visited June 2014
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“WORTH A DETOUR”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We have seen this many times when passing on the A9. Staying in the area, we decided to visit and are delighted we did. Lovely setting and views with informative boards. Nice spot for a picnic in the sunshine. Recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Take a turn off the main road to enjoy the feeling of history surrounding you”
Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Completely free site and worth the detour and the walk. You will enjoy being able to clamber around an historical military barracks with nice views, terrific wind, and a real feeling for a time gone by.

Visited March 2014
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