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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
+44 1651 891266
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Impressive from outside, with lakeside walks and a walled garden. Insde the ceilings are amazing and the room guides really knowledgeable. We very much enjoyed our visit.

Thank Joy2teddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful castle, full of history as you would expect. We really enjoyed our visit and the guided tour was so interesting. The tours are every half hour and our guide was really knowledgeable and clearly loved the job. There is also a...More

Thank Lucydebra29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is impressive from the outside, but make sure you take the time to enter as the ceilings are truly amazing. It might be that we are the only people ever to cycle to Fyvie, but it was disappointing to find there is no...More

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a National Trust for Scotland property and, as usual, the staff (and volunteers) on hand were helpful and knowledgeable about many different aspects of the castle's history and contents. The grounds are well worth visiting too.

Thank Esther V
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We really enjoyed our trip to this lovely castle, made all the more interesting by the wealth of knowledge of the NT staff.

Thank Susanna D
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We are staying at the wonderful fabulous Craigston castle so it was great to visit Fyvie Castle. Wonderful gardens. And I was invited to sit down to play the piano in the music room! Then we all a scone accompanied by a perfect cup of...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went here whilst up in Aberdeen, firstly if using sat nav I'd suggest you follow it until you see the tourist road signs then follow them instead or like us you'll be up single track roads and end up at a rear closed gate of...More

Thank gfarrell67
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We decided on a whim to visit castle as it looked like rain. We bought a guide book so we could read at our pace each rooms details but a guide was available in each room to answer any questions if needed. Arrows direct you...More

Thank BandG1950
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Fyvie Castle is a must if you are in the area. The guides are very informative and full of enthusiasm without being boring. The cafe staff are very professional and efficient, as for the carrot cake it is excellent value for money - superb

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We visited the castle on our tour of the Noth East. Took a bit of finding as sat nav was ''fitting'' shouting ''turn right turn right''.Gill (fae Dundee) and seemed to take us in to the back of beyond...took great delight in seeing a ''coo...More

Thank AntonioMacaronio3101
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2 June 2017|
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Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
I think you can.when I went no-one had any dogs.
2 April 2017|
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