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Fyvie Castle

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Address: | Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS, Scotland
Phone Number: 441651891266
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The charm of Fyvie ranges from its 13th-century origins to its stunning...

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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beautiful castle with a dark backstory

dating from the 13th century, the castle is a nice pale pink colour which makes it quite popular for weddings. it has a very fine stone spiral staircase and a cosy feel to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dating from the 13th century, the castle is a nice pale pink colour which makes it quite popular for weddings. it has a very fine stone spiral staircase and a cosy feel to the rooms which are decorated in their original splendour. there is a tearoom and a gorgeous walk around the man made loch in which there are ducks,moorhens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We never had a chance to go inside the castle but grounds were kept well so we enjoyed the walk in the sunny autumn morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I've been there with my husband for a great day out. Even if was during the winter, we took a great walk around the little lake and enjoyed the time aound the castle and in the estate. It's marvelous and so pinky. I really loved that castle and the estate. It Worth a visit.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! Loved the lake and its birds, even got to see brown squirrels, been there a few times and i would go again. Great for walks, picnics and children. Oh and also pet friendly ;)

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Glasgow
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We arrived late Friday morning with the expectation of seeing round the castle, however, it was closed. A big disappointment. We did visit the walled garden.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very pretty castle. Some of the guides where more informative than others. Great story about the horse being ridden up the wide staircase! Pleasant walk around the lake also. Classic car show on in the grounds when we visited which added to the visit but you had to pay extra for this even if you only wanted to do the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Unexpectedly enjoyed the tour of this Castle. As I said before out of choice would always opt to go self guided. On this occasion our guide was very chatty and full of information and snippets of gossip. Especially enjoyed the tales of the ghost, former lady of the house said to walk the corridors leaving a scent of roses.

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

visited the castle today and found it well worth the visit,the guides were well informed about the castle and families who lived there over the many years,,only guided tours during the week but not on weekends,you are free to explore the rooms,the gentlemans drawing room is a treat with a 2 ton snooker table,,,,,,,afterwords I took a walk round the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

One of the gems of the Castles of Mar. Fascinating history and some great painings, excellent tours run by the National Trust for Scotland, and a teashop. An excellect way to spend an afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice castle to visit. Guides tour through the castle was really fun and very well done. Lots of information on the resident ghost!

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