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KAP at Slains Castle, Scotland

Unfortunately a bit too late to get a good light and a decent exposure time but what a castle !



Unlike other castles in Scotland, Slains Castle, Cruden Bay has been left neglected to nature, rather than placed in trust. This is part of its appealing charm and beauty, making this a unique attraction.


Slains Castle is a ruined castle near Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, overlooking the North Sea.


The huge ruin of New Slains Castle stands perched atop tall, sea-facing cliffs. The castle was constructed around an existing tower house in 1597 by the 9th Earl of Erroll. Significant reconstruction of the castle has been carried out a number of times, lastly in 1837. It was altered in 1664 when a corridor was inserted within the courtyard and again in 1836 it was rebuilt and granite faced. At one time it had three extensive gardens.


Bram Stoker spent a lot of time vacationing in the area of Cruden Bay and the ruins of Slains Castle are reputed to have inspired the castle in "Dracula".



A big thank you to Simon Harbord for guiding us around.

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Taken on September 9, 2007