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Fyvie Castle

Fyvie | Turriff, Fyvie AB35 8JS, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Fyvie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: Spooky 14th-century castle said to be haunted by Dame Drimid, who was starved to death by her husband for bearing him only female children.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The services is the best in Aberdeenshire. The staff are delightful. The food is the best yet. Gave my dog a drink when she was thirsty. Delightful and beautiful tea-rooms, grounds, and castle. Very helpful and friendly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The morning before our wedding Peter the manager from Meldrum House had arranged a private tour of Fyvie Castle. Andrew our guide was fantastic, taking us round the castle explaining all the great things. A fabulous tour I would highly recommend visiting a truly wonderful place.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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228 reviews 228 reviews
118 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

With our NTS membership card this was one of the castles on our tour. The guide expanded the story about climbing the stairs with a horse but from onsite documentation it happened only once. Interesting how family fortunes were lost in the crisis. In general the guide was not very lively. One of the towers were held together with steel... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I travelled 30 miles to see the castle after being told it was a great castle but was disappointed. The staff were first class but the information on the castle was very limited. Some of The guides in the rooms was not forthcoming with information unless asked apart from the library, and it was quite. We were the only ones... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have visited the castle on the 20th October. Was a bit funny to find the way to the castle because the sat nav code. (Took us through a farm land). But eventually found it. I must say without any hesitation, the best castle we have ever seen in Scotland. Greatest guided tour by a young lady from National Trust.... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a rather nice castle set in its own nice grounds which are also worth a walk round. It has an Easter egg hunt every year which is always busy and gets the kids out for a day and run about crazy.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This stunning castle has so much to see. The guides provided a wealth of information which brought the rooms to life and made you want to stay here for a week to absorb it all. There are many items to see such as the ornate ceilings and the circular staircase which has shields, swords, armour and pictures along the walk.... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This property has the highest standards of housekeeping we have ever had the pleasure to experience. The castle is crammed full of interesting, unusual and beautiful furniture, weapons and curiosities. Several visits would be needed to do it justice. From the gardens specialising in Scottish plants, through the castle to the tea rooms you will not be disappointed. The National... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We arrived in the car park at 11.30 am on Sunday morning and followed the signs to the Castle in the heaviest rain for a long time - 1" of rain -. All the doors were locked ans no signs outside the castle to indicate what door to use or what time it opened a. we were joined by a... More

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I waited 49 years to see this. As a lad, I was fascinated by castles, palaces and all things very old. I had Fyvie in my sights for a few years and eventually got to it, when we moved up there to Wedderlairs. I wasn't disappointed. In a group of five, Including the guide, we walked through the castle's rooms,... More

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