A short walk from the car park takes you to the magnificent cliff top ruins of this once epic castle. You can wander around inside and even, slightly edgy, climb some of the towers. You can get some amazing views of this lovely coastline
The new Slains Castle occupied a position on which an old castle stood, overlooking Cruden Bay. It was transformed in 1837 rebuilt in the Baronial style. It was used until 1916 when a ship owner Sir John Ellerman bought it and made changes to it and removed the roof in 1925. Several plans were drafted to turn it into tourist accommodation in the 1980’s but it still remains a ruin.