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Address: | Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS, Scotland
Phone Number: 441651891266
12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The charm of Fyvie ranges from its 13th-century origins to its stunning...

The charm of Fyvie ranges from its 13th-century origins to its stunning Edwardian interiors. The castle is home to a superb collection of arms, armour and paintings, including works by Raeburn and Gainsborough. Stroll around the picturesque loch, or visit the restored 1903 racquet court and bowling alley. Ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into the tapestry of Fyvie Castle's 800-year history. Tradition claims that the castle's five successive families - Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Forbes-Leith - each added a tower to this magnificent Scottish Baronial fortress. You can see their influences today among the medieval stones and the lavish Edwardian interiors, and imagine what castle life must have been like for the families and their royal guests - among them Robert the Bruce, Edward I and Charles I.

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A must go!

Loved this place! Loved the lake and its birds, even got to see brown squirrels, been there a few times and i would go again. Great for walks, picnics and children. Oh and also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! Loved the lake and its birds, even got to see brown squirrels, been there a few times and i would go again. Great for walks, picnics and children. Oh and also pet friendly ;)

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late Friday morning with the expectation of seeing round the castle, however, it was closed. A big disappointment. We did visit the walled garden.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pretty castle. Some of the guides where more informative than others. Great story about the horse being ridden up the wide staircase! Pleasant walk around the lake also. Classic car show on in the grounds when we visited which added to the visit but you had to pay extra for this even if you only wanted to do the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unexpectedly enjoyed the tour of this Castle. As I said before out of choice would always opt to go self guided. On this occasion our guide was very chatty and full of information and snippets of gossip. Especially enjoyed the tales of the ghost, former lady of the house said to walk the corridors leaving a scent of roses.

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

visited the castle today and found it well worth the visit,the guides were well informed about the castle and families who lived there over the many years,,only guided tours during the week but not on weekends,you are free to explore the rooms,the gentlemans drawing room is a treat with a 2 ton snooker table,,,,,,,afterwords I took a walk round the... More 

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Newark, Notts.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

One of the gems of the Castles of Mar. Fascinating history and some great painings, excellent tours run by the National Trust for Scotland, and a teashop. An excellect way to spend an afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Really nice castle to visit. Guides tour through the castle was really fun and very well done. Lots of information on the resident ghost!

Thank Minxtra
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This castle was really built to impress! Well done to the NTS for keeping this large castle open to the public. The grounds are also very impressive.

Thank Allen W
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

A fine old Castle dating from the 1200s in excellent condition and run by the National Trust of Scotland . There are conducted tours, coffee shop, gift shop and beautiful grounds including a fine walled garden growing all things Scottish

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Refton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Traveling on a Discover pass sold by NTS, we found Fyvie an interesting castle and the walled garden especially of interest with collection of berries/soft fruits. Easy to find.

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