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Address: Fyvie | Turriff, Fyvie AB35 8JS, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-165-189-1266
Description: Spooky 14th-century castle said to be haunted by Dame Drimid, who was...
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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This very ornate castle sits on a most serene landscape of undulating extremely green hills, with lazy eating cows and Monet type lake setting at entry active with elegant gliding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Fair Oaks, California
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Fair Oaks, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This very ornate castle sits on a most serene landscape of undulating extremely green hills, with lazy eating cows and Monet type lake setting at entry active with elegant gliding swans and ducks. Pheasants can also be spotted. The castle itself is a treasure trove for art and historic paintings. It has plenty of armor and taxidermy as well and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This castle is one of the best in the shire a real gem. A really great tour and can't help but think will be great for a wedding. The walk around the lake in the grounds is fantastic with lots of birdlife and just pure tranquility on a nice day.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had a private tour of the castle during off season. What a treat! Our guide (Andrew) was knowledgeable and fun. A must do if you are in the area.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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