The small town of Huntly and the surrounding area provides an excellent base for your cottage holiday in Aberdeenshire; ideal for exploring both the beaches of Moray Firth, and days out in the Cairngorms to the south.
Spend an afternoon exploring the ruins of the 12th century Huntly Castle and see the tapestries, artwork, furniture and china at Leith Hall dating to 1650. Brander Museum and Library also provides an insight into the town's history.
There are many attractive public parks and open spaces that provide entertainment for children and the whole family will be entertained at the award winning Peregrine Wildwatch. There is a falcon flying demonstration at the Falconry Centre, which also has a picnic area and cafe.
There are a number of pony trekking centres in the area, and treks are available along beautiful woodland trails. The starting point of Highland Horseback, Scotland's longest horse trail, is located nearby. It runs approximately 200 miles to the West coast of Scotland. Trout and salmon fishing are available on the Rivers Bogie and Deveron, whereas Nordic walking is available in Clashindarroch Forest. Walking, cycling and mountain biking are also popular.
Take the Huntly Food Trail and try out the local Aberdeen Angus steaks in one of the many local restaurants, the renowned shortbread biscuits of local Deans of Huntly and icecream from local producers Rizza's. Local whiskey can be sampled at the Duncan Taylor Whiskey Shop and at Glendronach Distillery.
Deveron Arts, the local arts organisation, is one of the most active in Scotland. It offers residences to visiting artists including painters, performing artists, photographers and sculptors from around the world. The Strathbogie Horticultural Society holds its annual show each August.
Choose from the many holiday cottages around Huntly, and book your holiday to Aberdeenshire today.