Also known as Strathbogie Castle, this glorious ruin stands on the banks of the River Deveron.
It is in itself a history lesson in the development of the Scottish Castle from the earliest Norman fortress to the palace of the 17th century.
The remains of this 12th century motte and bailey, a mediaeval L-plan tower, and defence earthworks of the Civil War are still visible.
The most striking features of this palace,a former stronghold of the Gordons, are the splendid heraldic doorway and the carved fireplaces.
The castle is in a beautiful setting in Huntly.