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Huntly Castle, Huntly

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Huntly Castle is a ruined castle in Huntly in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It was the ancestral home of the chief of Clan Gordon, Earl of Huntly.
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  • You have to pre-book online during the current pandemic (though you can usually do this when outside the entrance and get a time slot). Excellent that they allow dogs into the site, as often get...  more »
  • An interesting ruin to explore - there are information boards situated around the castle telling the history. The main building has spiral stairs, quite narrow at one end of the building. Set in...  more »
  • What remains is more a large fortified house. The old castle was slighted ( partly demolished) after the family fell from royal favour. The original earthworks from the first wooden defences and the....  more »
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  • The major structure of the castle is intact so you can still go up to the top and down into the depths, but nothing has been re-created so it has a ghostly, eerie feel to it. One of my favorite castles in Scotland, and much less crowded!
  • Great 600 year old ruins. On the historic Scotland pass. one of our favorites out of 11 castles we visited
  • It was a pleasure to visit this old castle. It is a ruin now, but you can walk through the different rooms and you need just a little bit of imagination to see how it was in the past. Another positive thing: it isn‘t crowded with tourists
  • I love visiting castles. Tickets were cheap. Cute little tourist shop. 5 floors to visit yourself without someone constantly around to chaperone you so you don't feel awkward like in some castles.
  • Kinda expensive per entry. But, that said, thoroughly enjoyable time spent there with the kids. Only mildly terrifying on the top levels! Enough of the structure is preserved to really get a feel of how it must have been in its day. Worth a visit. Once.

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