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Fyvie Castle

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Address: | Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS, Scotland
Phone Number: 441651891266
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12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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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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Watch out for the unexpected smell of roses

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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BRIGHTON ENGLAND
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BRIGHTON ENGLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Sharon L
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank les55Newark_Notts_
Westmaas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Minxtra
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Allen W
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Kameron D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A castle with great character. It seems a little dark on arrival but this is shortlived and soon forgotten as you wander about this stunning castle with a matching history. If you are even within 30 miles make the detour, it is worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grounds are great for a walk and also an excellent walk around the loch. On our last day tried the tearooms. Coffee is OK and the scones are a bit dry. We did not do the tour of the castle. The best part from what we saw, was the outside grounds.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience was quite disappointing compared to the other reviewers here who have visited the Castle. When we arrived we were unexpectedly told only guided tours were available on that day. There was some excuse given about why this was the case but I suspect this happens more than they care to admit. The guided tour was poor. As usual... More 

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