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Fyvie Castle

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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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Gardens and castle both worthwhile

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kameron D
Refton, Pennsylvania
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Refton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Nonglak L
Huntly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fantastic place to visit with extremely helpful staff, some fabulous artwork on display and the rooms have an amazing assortment of objects to learn about. My 8 year old boy had a great time as he was given a clipboard with a quiz sheet to complete as we walked around the various rooms which kept him occupied and... More 

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out with friends and kids Had a lovely walk round the lake and then into the cafe for a "fly cup" very nice hot chocolate and cake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited Fyvie Castle in 1990 so it was great to visit again and remind myself of the excellent way the building is presented. I was not disappointed. The gardens are not the best although a lot of work has been done to bring them back to life.

Thank Gordon S
Methil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could spend hours in and out the castle and the grounds and garden. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. There was even a quiz that the children could do as well. Plenty of choices in the tea room to eat and drink and you could even sit outside if the weather allows it. There's a lovely shop... More 

Thank Barbara M
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fyvie Castle is another must see castle in Aberdeenshire. Approached through the (rather weedy) American garden the castle is imposing. Make your way around the front and you will see some significant architectural strapping to keep the front of the building in place. Work will begin to rectify the issues with the building in 2017 we were told. That doesn't... More 

Thank Mike S
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle itself is beautiful and packed with history and art. However for a handicapped person it is not easily accessible. For the lift one needs to climb small stairs. Not all floors are accessible by the elevator. In spite of the information, it is not really handicapped friendly. The castle is beautiful, as are the gardens

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