Huntingtower Castle

 

Overview

Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots and her new husband Lord Darnley stayed during the Chaseabout Raid – when they saw off a rebellion – and uncover some dramatic episodes in Scotland’s story.

What to see and do

  • Get to grips with the castle’s odd layout – its two closely placed tower houses form an unusual arrangement
  • Look for the delicately painted ceiling dating from about 1540 and painted plasterwork of a similar date
  • Seek out the secret hiding place used for Ruthven treasures – a cupboard within a cupboard, hidden behind a stone
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz

Opening times

29 Mar to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm).
Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1pm.

1 Oct to 28 Mar:
Daily except Thur and Fri, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm).
Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

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