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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 2014
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
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice visit. Guides are very informative. Lots of history with armour on the walls and an amazing book collection, including original Dickens novels. Paintings are HUGE and worth a fortune. Good place for a wedding if you're minted. National Trust members get in free.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed in the Preston Tower Suite which had been booked for our daughter's engagement proposal. We, her close family, knew this was about to happen, but she didn't. Celine and her amazing team did everything in their power to make the moment so very special - and it was the most romantic occasion. The setting is stunning and when... More

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited this castle in June 2014, whilst holidaying in Scotland. It is a National Trust property. We are UK National Trust members and we did get to visit for free. Very interesting history. We had a good guide who was quite informative and made it an interesting visit. Well worth it if you are interested in this kind of... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I always enjoy visiting Fyvie Castle and often take any visitors I have staying with me there. However if you wish to visit the Castle and there is there is another event also going on in the grounds which you don't want to visit then you will be charged for the event before you are allowed to go to the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Flyvie Castle has a really interesting history and I'm sure a good guide would make the most of it. However our guide was on his first day and he seemed over confident in his abilities. He tried to repeat everything in his pack rather than providing the highlights and it became a boring lesson rather than an interesting experience. The... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Excellent castle with lots of history and tales. Well worth a visit and our nts membership gets you in free so well worth having. A great look into the past and the tour was worth taking. Cafe was a little pricy but it was good food.

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Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

What a stunning castle owned by the National Trust, visited with my 11 year old son who is a history and castle Boffin. My son enjoyed filling the quiz sheet in on the way round and kept him super interested for over two hours! Although there was no guided tours there were plenty of national trust volunteers to ask questions... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This was just a fleeting visit whilst my husband was on a distillery tour at Glendronach. I took a walk around the gardens which are stunningly beautiful. There was also a small lake with swans, ducks etc which you can also walk around. The castle itself is very impressive and I will definitely make the effort to take a tour... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
94 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If your in the Aberdeen area it's worth a ride out to see this historic house a typical Scottish mansion real worth a visit

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Mintlaw, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

May Day Monday gave us a perfect opportunity to visit our favourite Aberdeenshire castle - a beautiful sight of cherry trees in the car park after a short drive along the lakeside - no sign of the heavy weed on the water, just clean water for the swans, heron and ducks - walked round the lake to enjoy the drifts... More

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