Huntly Castle

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Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families. Heraldic sculpture and inscribed stone friezes were fitting for the home of the earls of Huntly, now a noble ruin.

Please note there is currently no access to the top of the tower. 

We recommend booking in advance to guarantee entry.


Events and Activities at Huntly Castle:

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
    From 1 April 2023
    Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
    Last entry 4.30pm
  • 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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