Located in Scotland’s North East, Huntly is a charming town known for its picturesque setting and rich history and heritage. Huntly is a popular destination for visitors and tourists looking to explore Scotland’s rugged landscape.
One of the biggest attractions is the medieval fortress that is the Huntly Castle. The castle dates back to the 14th century and has countless stories that come from it. The castle is open for visitors and offers a real glimpse into the towns past. You can also take a guided tour of the interior, which brings to life the history of the ruined castle.
On the Gordon Arms Hotel doorstep, is the town centre. Home to a number of charming shops, cafes, and restaurants. You can stroll along the main street and admire the architecture and sample some delightful cuisine.
For the whisky enthusiasts, Huntly is a key stop for those along the whisky trail. You can take a tour of the local Glendronach distillery and learn more about the whisky-making process and sample some of the delicious blends.
In addition to its history and culture, Huntly is a popular destination for those that love the great outdoors. Huntly’s surrounding area is home to a variety of hiking and bike trails, as well as fishing and hunting opportunities. The River Deveron runs through the town which presents some beautiful spots for fishing, kayaking, and more. This also doubles up as a lovely trail, including a walk past the castle and some stunning scenery. The town also has a number of parks and gardens, which can be ideal for an afternoon stroll or picnic.
For those interested in the arts, Huntly hosts festivals and events throughout the calendar year. This includes the annual Huntly Hairst, which celebrates everything from food and tradition to music and dance in Aberdeenshire.
A charming and vibrant town that offers something for everyone.
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