Hubby and I are heading to Huntly soon and we should have around 5-6 days there. We haven't been to that part of Scotland yet, although we've breezed through Inverness & Aberdeen on previous visits. This time we're hoping to explore this part in more depth. I know that Huntly is around 1hr +/- to most places (Inverness/Aberdeen/Aviemore etc). Just wondering which direction to head! Are there any hidden treasures/places to go to close by Huntly? I've heard of Huntly Castle, so we'll no doubt include that. Any other ideas or thoughts? We're not really into whisky tastings etc., so just wondering what else the locals would suggest is worth seeing.
Also, are there any good pubs close by that might have music on? We love traditional scottish food and really enjoy the little family-type pubs as opposed to the larger, more impersonal places.
Any thoughts, suggestions, comments would be welcome!