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Slains Castle a short walk from the village of Cruden Bay, a few miles north of Aberdeen, is one of the less touristic ruins in Scotland. With roots in the 1200's it had to endure some major reconstruction and fashionable expansion in the 19th century. Shortly thereafter the owners ran out of money and the castle fell into disrepair. Even in its best times it seemed to be a creepy place, it is said to have been an inspiration for Bram Stokers story of Dracula.

The castle is quite a contrast to Scotlands more famous, well tended ruins. No booth with informative Historic Scotland leaflets, no park benches on well groomed lawns, no railings along dangerous and slippery cliffs.

Only a short stroll off the A975 and definitely worth a visit if you're passing by.

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