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Fyvie Castle

Fyvie | Turriff, Fyvie AB35 8JS, Scotland
44-165-189-1266
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Fyvie
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The castle with it's interesting rooms, fine tapestries and paintings is one of the best properties of it's kind we have visited. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The whole estate is magnificent and well worth the visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

An excellent castle with large rooms teeming with tapestries, paintings, furniture and weapons. The staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. The grounds are well maintained, with a loch and walks.

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Portpatrick, SW Scotland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We took the afternoon out during a business trip to visit the castle while we were in the area - and couldn't have been more impressed! Everything about the castle is fabulous - from the drive through the grounds to the car park, to the gardens, the castle and the tour guides. We arrived late afternoon so were the last... More

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

A fine example of a Scottish castle, with lots of interesting rooms and stories. It was good to have guides on hand to ask questions to should you want to yet have the freedom to take the tour at your own pace.

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Portknockie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Well worth a visit to this beautiful castle it has a guide in each room which is good and they were all very knowledgeable, you an even hire it for your wedding a fabulous setting for a wedding the tea room is nice with lovely home made soup and the gardens are lovely to walk around also a lake with... More

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Trondheim, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Fyvie is a beautiful castle. certainly worth seeing. Not only is it the home of a few restless spirits but it also houses weeping stones. A piece of rock that leaks water! Read the stories about the castle and have a nice tour ;-)

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Aviemore
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This Castle started life about 1200 and was probably built of wood. Since then many things have changed...towers built, destroyed and rebuilt. It is now a wonderful castle packed with interesting history and certainly worth a visit. You can tour the castle at your own pace. There are guides in each room to answer questions along with information sheets. Wonderful... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

A few years ago I did the Loire and many of the coastal chat's in France, so now I am doing a similar activity in Scotland and to start with I visited Fyvie, at Easter (snow on the ground) and again in June when the gardens looked a little more resplendent. So , Fyvie is on the castle trail and... More

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Lancs
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We went on the guided tour of the house with a most informative guide - we've found over the years of being NTS members that a guide really enhances the tour. Like other people we found that there were a lot of steps on a spiral staircase, but the guide did offer alternative routes where appropriate. The are a lot... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Although it is called a castle it is more a large chateau looking house, which has grown with each new owner. The last owner was a local boy who married an American girl and made his money from steel. The buildings are part of Scottish National Trust and as members of England's NT we were able to enter for free.... More

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