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Fyvie Castle

| Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS, Scotland
+44 1651 891266
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The charm of Fyvie ranges from its 13th-century origins to its stunning Edwardian interiors. The castle is home to a superb collection of arms, armour and paintings, including works by Raeburn and Gainsborough. Stroll around the picturesque loch, or visit the restored 1903 racquet court and bowling alley. Ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into the tapestry of Fyvie Castle's 800-year history. Tradition claims that the castle's five successive families - Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Forbes-Leith - each added a tower to this magnificent Scottish Baronial fortress. You can see their influences today among the medieval stones and the lavish Edwardian interiors, and imagine what castle life must have been like for the families and their royal guests - among them Robert the Bruce, Edward I and Charles I.
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| Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS, Scotland
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"walled garden"
in 18 reviews
"tea room"
in 19 reviews
"national trust for scotland"
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"guided tour"
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"well worth a visit"
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"sat nav"
in 4 reviews
"fascinating history"
in 6 reviews
"ghost stories"
in 5 reviews
"soup"
in 8 reviews
"wedding venue"
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"lovely grounds"
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"extensive grounds"
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"car park"
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"on display"
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"scones"
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"lovely walk"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed yesterday

As members of nts on holiday we decided to visit. There is a charge for parking for non members, though free for members. A little introduction on entry to the castle would improve the initial experience, especially if you are on a self guided tour....More

Thank Sockknitter5
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly we didn't allow enough time to see all of the grounds here what we did see was stunning and we now plan to return later in the season to take a walk around the loch and the Italian gardens. The kitchen garden was very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a guided tour having not been here for 20 years, it was better than we remembered. Our guide was Les and he did a great job. Lots of swords, shields and guns in a hugely impressive setting. We've been to lots of castles...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fyvie Castle is a nice place to spend a sunny day. The gardens are very well kept and lovely to walk around. There is a short walk around the loch which is beautiful and doesn’t take too long. The entrance to the castle is quite...More

Thank EB1605
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic castle in a great setting. Good paths and well sign posted paths around the loch. Fascinating history. Stained glass window at Fyvie church is fantastic.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day out at the castle yesterday. Andrew, the guide, deserves a special mention. His level of knowledge was amazing. You don't need Google when he is your guide! He was engaging, had a good sense of humour as well as being able...More

Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We enjoyed the tour inside the castle especially when you have a tourguide with some laughter. This pink castle is still preserved and maintained by the NTS and I'm glad it is still in pristine order. Behind the castle there's the entrance for a little...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Visited to walk in the grounds. Car park charges £3 for the day which I thought was quite excessive! To visit inside the castle costs £12.50 per person! Probably best to pay and join the national trust and get the cheaper rates!

Thank blaclorn
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The guided tour of this castle is excellent and worthwhile. There are lots of exhibits of armoury and weapons as well as paintings by Raeburn and Gainsborough.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Went with our children and grandchildren (10 and 12). Had an excellent guided tour followed by delicious lunch in the café served by friendly and efficient staff. Enjoyed a look round the walled garden and then a walk round the loch - beautiful with bluebells...More

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I think you can.when I went no-one had any dogs.
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Response from TinaPaphos | Reviewed this property |
I spent around an hour inside the castle, they have someone in each room to give you details and stories, could easily spend 2 hours if you want. Plus they have the park and the lake. Each time i went there i spent a few... More
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