Ruthven Barracks, Newtonmore

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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 Environment Scotland. They are accessible at all times without entrance charge.
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  • After watching actor David Haymans series on interesting places in Scotland we decided to visit Rathven Barracks. We have passed by it many times when travelling on the A9 but never detoured off to.....  more
    After watching actor David Haymans series on interesting places in Scotland we decided to visit Rathven Barracks. We have passed by it many times when travelling on the A9 but never detoured off to.....  more »
  • A GREAT adventure back in time. It felt like I was back there with the soldiers in the barracks. The plaques explained things well and really helped bring things alive. The VIEWS were stunning as... 
    A GREAT adventure back in time. It felt like I was back there with the soldiers in the barracks. The plaques explained things well and really helped bring things alive. The VIEWS were stunning as...  more »
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  • Interesting piece of history. Love that I was able to walk through the Barracks. I would recommend stopping here. Shouldn't take more than 45 minutes. There is free car park across the street from the site.
  • Beautiful views from this spot. Long history before it became barracks. Amazing to think of how well it had to have been built to still stand.

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