New Slains Castle drone footage and aerial photography. Slains Castle is situated near Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire. The Castle was built on the edge of cliffs overlooking the North Sea.
The New Slains Castle was built from 1597 and remained in use until 1925. It’s roof was then removed to avoid taxes and it has been in a state of decline ever since.
Dracula author, Bram Stoker, was a frequent visitor to Slains Castle between the 1890’s and 1910’s. It is mentioned in a couple of his novels and the octagonal hall could have been the inspiration behind Dracula’s octagonal room.
Exploring Slains Castle
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Where is New Slains Castle?
New Slains Castle is just over half a mile from Cruden Bay. There is a car park on the A975, which is then a sign-posted, short & easy walk to the castle. Be careful if visiting on a windy day, it really is right on the edge of a clifftop.
If using satnav to get here, double check you are not heading to the Slains Castle pub in Aberdeen, although it is actually worth visit too! Using the postcode AB42 0NR will get you very close to the castle car park.