A couple of weeks ago, we actually tried to walk to what we thought was New Slains Castle, but turns out we were actually quite far away from it, and probably would have fallen off a cliff before we got there.
So, it was a Monday holiday, and we decided that we would try again, but this time we would actually make it successfully to the castle, and not go on some wild detour… my bad.
Anyway, we headed out the same way we went last time, but this time we followed signs to Cruden Bay, and then as we reached Cruden Bay, just before the harbour, there was a car park with a sign post to New Slains Castle.
We had made it… now just for the walk up to the castle itself.
New Slains Castle in the distance.
The walk to the castle follows the coast, so of course, we’re always looking for a good spot to get some nice shots of the coast line.
Thankfully, not too far into the walk, there’s a faint makeshift path through the grass, and if you head down that, then it takes you to a really great spot.
After the little detour down to the alcove bit, you literally go back up, turn to your right and are greeted with this path down to the amazing New Slains Castle, this place really is spectacular!
When we walked down the path and noticed that to the right the cliff extends out into the see, so you can go out and take in the views at the edge of the cliff. I think this was the point I said to Emma that it was easily my favourite castle so far.
As the 16th century castle is now ruins, you literally get to explore wherever you want, and obviously as I seen the tower, this was the first place I wanted to check out.
And rightly so, you can climb the spiral staircase right to the top, but make sure you hold on!
Make sure you take some time to explore the rest of the castle as you can literally go wherever you want.
I already can’t wait to come back here!