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Huntly Castle

Magnificent and impressive ruined castle of the Gordon family


Built over previous castle around 1190, but it was strongly fortified from around the 14th century by the Gordon family. The house was lived in right the way through the ages until the Jacobite period where it became a quarry before being preserved. 

The castle is now managed by Historic Scotland after leaving the Gordon family in 1923.

This is an extremely interesting example of the scottish castle with a violent and dramatic history well worth reading.

Opening Times

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)

Related Clans

Gordon

Travel Directions to Huntly Castle

Travel Directions

Huntly is on the rail line from Aberdeen to Inverness with 15 min walk from the station to the castle.

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