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Huntly Castle

Baronial residence

Huntly Castle

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

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.
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: AB54 4SH

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

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3 September 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Jack Vettriano Exhibition

Duff House

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Wandering Home - an exhibition by Thomas Joshua Cooper

Glasgow Cathedral

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Rebels and Redcoats

Edinburgh Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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