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Fyvie Castle

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Address: | Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS, Scotland
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+44 1651 891266
12:00 - 16:15
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:15

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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Went to visit the castle on 23rd may.the weather was great.the surrounding s of the castle was immaculate.the tour of the castle was by tour guide lesley.she knew her history.it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Heather G
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to visit the castle on 23rd may.the weather was great.the surrounding s of the castle was immaculate.the tour of the castle was by tour guide lesley.she knew her history.it was a very relaxed tour.the castle had beautiful portraits.they were a lot of steps in the castle but it was worth it. The cafe was nice.the staff were friendly but... More 

Thank Heather G
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The inside of the castle can only be seen by a tour. The first is supposed to start at 11:15. (The castle opens at 11 AM in May.) There are two others but I am not sure of the schedule. If you are a National Trust of Scotland Member (or an American member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation),... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great castle with interesting interiors but I would try to visit on a dry day so you can also enjoy the grounds and gardens.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh I loved this castle we had a personal guided tour with Barry who was lovely he certainly knew his stuff and shared with us a very detailed history of the castle and the families that lived there I have now read up on Lord Minimus who was a very interesting character he had a heck of a life for... More 

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Kanegem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide was really nice and gave us lots of explanations about the castle: its history, its traditions, its paintings, its wonderful stories about murders, heirs, ...

Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The exterior of the castle doesn't look like much, but if you're there you have to take the guided tour through the interior. The rooms are beautiful, especially the room with the organ is amazing. Best castle in this part of Scotland.

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Orillia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and daughter toured the castle while my son-in-law and I toured the grounds. The gardens in the walled section were amazing. So many unique types of apple trees and other fruit trees and so many vegetable plantings and it's only April! The apple trees growing along the wall were all in flower and looked amazing. It was a... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this castle on the off chance as we saw it sign posted and thought we would have a look. The grounds were beautifully kept and the inside of the castle was amazing, the volunteers who work inside the castle were very informative. What a wonderful place to hold a wedding as there was a music room which was set... More 

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north east scotland
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Fyvie Castle is set in beautiful gardens to the north west of Aberdeen. The National Trust for Scotland supported by a number of other trustees bought the estate in 1984 saving this magnificent castle and its collections for the nation. The history of the castle includes the Gordon , the Seton , the Leith and Meldrum families. Kings , steel... More 

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Fyvie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great atmosphere, with wonderful story telling guides especially on festive occasions like Christmas, Halloween and easter. Brilliant during these times for kids. A wonderfully preserved castle. During the summer season there is usually lots of events on in the grounds. The lake is well worth a walk round, feeding ducks and geese. Beautiful gardens where you can purchase plants. Great... More 

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