Top five reasons to visit Huntly

Top five reasons to visit Huntly

19th June 2021

A selection of five of the best reasons to visit Scotland and explore the town of Huntly, Aberdeenshire, whether it’s a good drink or a family-orientated experience.

1. If it’s a fine drink ‘yer’ looking for ‘get yersel doon’ to the Glendronach Distillery, serving Scotland with the finest malts for over 200 years. For a truly memorable experience ‘look nae further’ provides tourists with a rare insight into the magic of highland whisky history!

2. For a more family orientated experience, Huntly is ‘hame’ to the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre which is Britain's only purpose-built all-weather facility for cross-country skiing and roller skiing as well as mountain biking for those with a need to burn some energy and experience the outdoors environments this town has to offer. When the snow falls be sure to get yersel up to the centre to experience the high-level forest trails on ski’s or tubing on the downhill slopes!

3. “It wouldnae be Scotland with-oot a castle”, Huntly Castle served as a baronial residence for five centuries. The earliest stronghold on the site sheltered Robert the Bruce in the 14th century. Huntly Castle is a noble ruin famous for both the quality of its architecture and for its eventful history. 

4. For those interested in wildlife birds of prey the Huntly Falconry centre is a must-visit attraction. Home to a variety of different rare birds of prey, you can visit the centre with the added opportunity of learning the skills and techniques required to handle these birds of prey.

5.  Finally, saving the best for last of course, this is a shortbread factory like no other, this melt in the mouth experience provides food lovers with that much-needed experience into the history of what makes Deans shortbread, Deans. Starting in 1975 in Helen Deans kitchen in the small town of Huntly the brand has grown into a world-renowned brand that caters to the needs of the sweet-toothed.