Huntly Castle

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We are delighted to welcome you to Huntly Castle.  Find out more about visiting at

Remarkable for its splendid architecture, Huntly Castle served as a baronial residence for five centuries.

Its many impressive features include a fine heraldic sculpture and inscribed stone friezes. The earliest stronghold on the site sheltered Robert the Bruce in the 14th century.


Events and Activities at Huntly Castle:


Easter Eggsplorer Trails

07 - 10 April 2023

Get ready for a historic Easter trail through some of our most iconic sites including castles, abbeys and forts! Work out who has been stealing all the Easter Eggs- your suspects are Ruth the Cat, Grace the Falcon, Dougie the Dog and Wilfred the Wolf. Hunt down all of our Easter egg pictures at the site, each with a letter, and use the letters to spell out who the sneaky culprit is. If you correctly solve the challenge, a chocolate treat awaits!

Drop-in event. Entry is in included in admission. For more information call 0131 668 8885 or email


Holding the Castle for the King

08 - 09 July 2023

Meet the soldiers holding Huntly for the King. See the weapons and clothes of 17th century soldiers garrisoning the castle. Learn about the history of Huntly Castle and the role of the Gordons in serving the Stewart kings of Scotland over the centuries. Hear from Royalist and Covenanting soldiers who will talk and demonstrate the use of cannon, musket, pike and sword.

Entry is in included in admission, 12pm-4pm. For more information call 0131 668 8885 or email 


  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times
    Opening times
    1 Apr to 30 Sept:
    Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
    Last entry 4.30pm

    1 Oct to 31 Mar:
    Daily except Thur and Fri, 10am to 4pm
    Last entry 3pm

    Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm.

    We recommend booking in advance to guarantee entry.
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
    • Public Transport
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Induction loop
  • Visit Scotland Welcome Scheme
  • Accreditations and Awards

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