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.

 What to see and do

  • Enjoy the castle’s majestic location just outside Huntly, a pretty market town, where the rivers Bogie and Deveron meet
  • Admire the South Front, given a striking, French-inspired makeover by the 1st Marquis around 1602
  • See a heraldic ‘frontispiece’ so stunning it has no rival in the British Isles – also added by the 1st Marquis around 1602
  • Tour the palace interiors to see treasures like the heraldic fireplaces in the lodgings of the marquis and marchioness
  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times
    29 March - 30 September
    Daily, 10am - 4.30pm, last entry at 3.30pm

    1 October to 28 March:
    Daily except Thur & Fri, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3pm).
  • 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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