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Fyvie Castle

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Address: | Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS, Scotland
Phone Number: 441651891266
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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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Wonderful castle

First visit this to this part of Scotland so checked out local places of interest and the castle came up. Having been at crathie castle they day before was expecting something of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First visit this to this part of Scotland so checked out local places of interest and the castle came up. Having been at crathie castle they day before was expecting something of the same in size and style . Wrong this is a large very homley castle it has the feel you could take of your shoes and just move... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fyvie is a rambling castle occupying over 100 rooms and five towers. Of course not all of the castle is open to the public, but there's plenty to see, not least the intricate plaster ceilings and the stunning room contents. If you like Raeburn paintings, you're in for an absolute treat, the castle is home to one of the largest... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually visited Fyvie back in 2005. The castle is glorious and seemed very modern on the ins dos of the castle. I remember our tour guide telling me the castle was haunted. Not sure if that is true or not, but the castle was very grand and Majestic.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all this is a biased review; we are members of the National Trust for Scotland and this was our third or fourth visit over the last 30 years. The castle is well maintained and has excellent art and military collections. The tour is well laid out and easy to follow. Very helpful National Volunteers man the various rooms... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called by here on way to Turriff and the drive from the public road is spectacular along the long lake. Once you come round to the car park Fyvie Castle is a sight to behold. Owned by only five families from the 13th Century it has 5 towers. Tearoom is also excellent and worth a visit. We have attended... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the astonishing building, this is most interesting because of the works of art, collected over hundreds of years and very well presented and explained. The portraits by Raeburn and other Scottish artists are particularly abundant. The staff are very good at responding to sometimes awkward questions. This castle was the childhood home of King Charles I for a... More 

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

Such a interesting place to visit, lots of history, the gardens were beautiful. Smashing wee tea room with a good selection of lunches and home baking. One thing I would have liked more of would be more information in each room, or a tour (there might be one and we missed it) but although there was a person in each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 13th Century Castle owned by five families. The guide claims that the castle’s five successive families – Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Forbes-Leith – each added a tower to the original castle. Loved the paintings, including works by Raeburn and Gainsborough. The décor, everything about the castle and the magnificent gardens. We were lucky enough to see the giant... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first heard about this castle on the Travel Channel. Heard about its famous curse and though the castle itself looked amazing. Had that sort of look I love with castles. When I found out we would be in the area while on vacation in Scotland, I knew we had to stop by. The halls and rooms are magnificent. Filled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday as we didn't know what to do...! The castle was expensive at £9/person, so we decided against going in. This definitely did not spoil our visit, as the gardens are beautiful! We had a cheese board from the cafe it was only £4.95, and after working in a restaurant I was shocked at the size... More 

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