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Overview

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.

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
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz (also in Doric) while exploring the castle. Available on site
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The castle is in a Level 4 COVID protection area and is closed.

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