Huntly sits on the edge of the popular Speyside whisky trail, and is one of the largest towns in the area. Abundant with nature, wildlife, attractions, activities and fine Scottish fayre, Huntly offers lots for locals and visitors alike.
Home to a host of local producers including Dean’s of Huntly with their tasty shortbread, Rizza’s of Huntly's tempting ice cream and Forbes Raeburn The Family Butcher's locally produced quality meats, Huntly has become a valued contributor to Scotland’s rich larder.
Huntly is on the periphery of Speyside, Scotland's largest whisky producing region. The Glendronanch Distillery, which has been creating the finest Scottish malts for over 200 years, can be found nearby. Duncan Taylor, a family owned business producing quality Scotch whisky, gin and rum, has its headquarters in the town. Visit their shop, Whiskies of Scotland, in the town centre, which offers a wide selection of whiskies for sampling and purchase.
Huntly and surrounding locality also offer plenty to explore, including the ruins of Huntly Castle. In its heyday, the castle was a majestic home to the Earls of Huntly, boasting a long history of prestige and fame, including acting as a shelter for Robert the Bruce.
Leith Hall manor house, set in a 286-acre estate surrounded by scenic gardens, is a short drive from the town. Now run by The National Trust, Leith Hall offers a tearoom and walks, trails and wildlife.
Activity seekers will enjoy The Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre, Britain's only purpose-built all-weather facility for cross-country skiing and roller skiing. While Huntly Golf Club’s parkland course, which lies between the banks of the rivers Deveron and Bogie, offers a picturesque and tranquil golf setting.
Whatever your reason for visiting, you will be warmly welcomed in Huntly!