Huntly is a small town in Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland; in bygone times it was more snappily known as "Milton of Strathbogie". With a population of 4460 in 2004, Huntly is nowadays a commuter town for Aberdeen, as it's on the railway. The main reason to visit is the ruined castle.
The nearest airport is in Aberdeen. Taxis from Aberdeen Airport charge approximately £60-£80 for a one way trip. You can also take a taxi from the airport to Aberdeen train station and catch a train from there to Huntly.
- 1 Huntly Castle. Open daily all year; closed Th–F in winter.. This has been the site of several buildings. The first was a 12th century stone tower; the second was a large stone tower built in the early 15th century. Over the course of its history, Huntly Castle has burnt down, but the edifice that was repaired by the Gordon family still stands today.
- 2 Leith Hall, AB54 4NQ (7 miles south of Huntly). Hall open summer only, grounds all year. This is the beautiful home of the Leith-Hay family dating back to 1650. Home to tapestries, china, artwork and furniture; it gives an intriguing insight into the lives of those who have lived there. Hall £10.50.
- The Falconry Centre is definitely worth a visit. You will see flying demonstrations and there is a lovely café and picnic area.
- Horse trekking is a big pastime in the area and apparently there are more horses than cattle in Aberdeenshire! There are a number of centres that will take you out on the fabulous woodland trails.
The Farmers Market is held here first Saturday of the month 09:00-13:00 in Market Square.
There are a number of pubs in Huntly serving fine whiskies as well as food.