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Huntly is one of the area’s largest towns and is home to some of the region’s greatest tourist attractions including the ruins of Huntly Castle.
The castle, in its heyday, was the majestic home to one of the county’s most prominent Catholic’s, the Earls of Huntly. With a long history of prestige, the castle provided shelter to important figures including Robert the Bruce.
Enhancing the area’s rich past is Leith Hall. Just a short drive from the town, the manor house sits within its own substantial acre estate lined with beautiful gardens creating an air of tranquillity and freedom not far from the city.
In more recent times, the town has played an important role in growing Aberdeenshire’s larder. It is home to two of the region’s most famous products including Rizza’s of Huntly ice cream and Dean’s of Huntly shortbreads.
The Glendronanch Distillery, which has been creating the finest Scottish malts for 200 years, can also be found in the town as can the Duncan Taylor specialised whisky shop.
Finally, for those with an interest in nature or simply looking for family friendly entertainment, the Huntly Falconry Centre is a must-visit attraction, where the centre is home to a number of rare birds of prey.