Slains Castle

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Cruden Bay, Nr Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB53

    Slains Castle is found on the rocky Aberdeen coastline near the town of Cruden Bay.

    This atmospheric ruined castle was originally built to replace Old Slains Castle, situated about six miles south-west of the present site, after it was destroyed in 1594. New Slains Castle was erected in 1597 on the site of the former Bowness Castle.

    It is often said that the Slains gave Bram Stoker the inspiration for Count Dracula’s castle while staying at nearby Cruden Bay in 1895.

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    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

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