Architecture

The Square

Huntly enjoys one of the 'most pleasing townscapes in Scotland'. The architecture of the Square reflects the town's development from 18th century Dutch influence (TV Services) to the Post Office built in the 1930s. The Clydesdale Bank was the work of Archibald Simpson (1790-1847) responsible for the Music Hall and much of Union Street in Aberdeen. The Gordon Schools arch and tower in Castle Avenue is also his. The baroque St Margaret's RC Church, West Park Street was commissioned by the Gordons of Wardhouse who lived in Spain. The Stewart's Hall, with seating for 430, was rebuilt in 1886 after a fire.

Pick up an Architectural Town Trail leaflet from Tourist Information which guides you around the town's wealth of domestic, commercial and ecclesiastical buildings.

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