Huntly Castle

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Castle Avenue, Huntly , AB54 4SH

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.

Highlights

  • The location – majestically sited at the confluence of the rivers Bogie and Deveron, on the outskirts of the pretty market town of Huntly.
  • The South Front – a striking ‘makeover’ carried out for the 1st Marquis around 1602, strikingly French in character and topped by a great inscription.
  • The heraldic ‘frontispiece’ – also contributed by the 1st Marquis around 1602, and without parallel in the British Isles.
  • The palace interiors – including two impressive heraldic fireplaces in the Marchioness’s lodging.

 

 

  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    Open 7 days a week throughout October. 10am-4pm, please note last entry to the castle is 3.30pm.

    From 1 November 2017, closed Thursday and Friday.
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
    • Public Transport
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Induction loop

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