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“Lovely castle”
Review of Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle
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Owner description: 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.
Portknockie, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely castle”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Well worth a visit to this beautiful castle it has a guide in each room which is good and they were all very knowledgeable, you an even hire it for your wedding a fabulous setting for a wedding the tea room is nice with lovely home made soup and the gardens are lovely to walk around also a lake with ducks, swans and geese.

Visited July 2013
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Trondheim, Norway
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7 reviews
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“Beautiful castle and surroundings”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Fyvie is a beautiful castle. certainly worth seeing. Not only is it the home of a few restless spirits but it also houses weeping stones. A piece of rock that leaks water!
Read the stories about the castle and have a nice tour ;-)

Visited August 2012
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Magnificent Castle.”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This Castle started life about 1200 and was probably built of wood. Since then many things have changed...towers built, destroyed and rebuilt. It is now a wonderful castle packed with interesting history and certainly worth a visit. You can tour the castle at your own pace. There are guides in each room to answer questions along with information sheets. Wonderful furniture, glassware and porcelain. Paintings, portraits and flamboyant ceilings. Before leaving do visit the walled garden. Its a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the fruit, flowers and veg being grown there.
There is a cafe and shop.

Visited July 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“French Chateau's what !!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

A few years ago I did the Loire and many of the coastal chat's in France, so now I am doing a similar activity in Scotland and to start with I visited Fyvie, at Easter (snow on the ground) and again in June when the gardens looked a little more resplendent.
So , Fyvie is on the castle trail and is reasonably easy to find, good car parking and nice signposted walks from there , The castle itself is one of the more impressive in the care of the Scottish National Trust and has some very fine artifacts paintings and stuff to keep you interested for at least an hour, then there is the tea room which is OK for limited refreshments.
Generally, a worthwhile stop.

Visited April 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lovely House”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We went on the guided tour of the house with a most informative guide - we've found over the years of being NTS members that a guide really enhances the tour. Like other people we found that there were a lot of steps on a spiral staircase, but the guide did offer alternative routes where appropriate. The are a lot of oil paintings and the place is rich in history. We ate in the cafe and was not disappointed by the food. The staff were cheerful, which always helps.

Visited June 2013
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