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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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The day we went you could only go round on guided tours. How lucky was that - while we probably spent three times as long, we found out ten times as much! The guide had an amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Eye, United Kingdom
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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The day we went you could only go round on guided tours. How lucky was that - while we probably spent three times as long, we found out ten times as much! The guide had an amazing knowledge of the castle and its development from a defensive starting point to a mansion, which each family adding a tower, the contents... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This castle is steeped in history and actually dates back to the 13th century. One of the great attractions is that most of the furnishings belong in the castle and have not simply been brought in from elsewhere. This succeeds in giving the place a great family feel and you can easily begin to feel part of the family. The... More 

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peterhead
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Decided to take a trip over to fyvie castle looking at the web site yup it said 10-5 could not believe you had to pay to park in the grounds but not a problem we had not Been to see the castle before it was a lovely day had a walk up to the castle place was closed great what... More 

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Visited the Castle yesterday while helping out on my daughters school trip and wanted to leave a review to say how good our Tour guide Andrew was. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the castle and was very patient answering all the children's questions. He had lots of anecdotes about the families that have lived in Fyvie Castle,... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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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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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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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 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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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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