Ruthven Barracks in Kingussie is a free well preserved ruin, that you can easily visit if you are in the area. It can even be combined with a hike in the beautiful Scottish Highlands in Cairngorm National Park. Ruthven Barracks is the best preserved of the four barracks built in 1719 by George II's government after the 1715 Jacobite (political movement) rising. It could hold two companies (120 soldiers and their officers).
They call it "the small town with a big heart". The town the loveliest little town in Cairngorm National Park. Located close to the highways A86 and A9 and with its own train station, it is very easily accessible. Even though the town is small and quiet with only 1.500 inhabitants, you will love it here. It has a little creek running through it, and most of the houses are old stone buildings.