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Fyvie Castle

| Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS, Scotland
+44 1651 891266
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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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| Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS, Scotland
+44 1651 891266
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here for a morning a few weekends ago. Castle is steeped in History. The grounds are vast with plenty of areas for walking your dogs too. In the castle there is a search type game for kids to find all the hidden people throughout...More

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a conducted tour round the castle (which is about five storeys high and built hundreds of years ago - of course there isn't a lift! What do people expect?) which was entertaining and informative. The guide (with a beard) had lots of stories...More

Thank morageckford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live close by and visit often. My son is in a wheelchair and we can manage around the lake walk to feed the ducks. There are disabled toilets in the waked garden. Walled garden is nice in the summer as lots of garden veg...More

Thank lauraandGavinH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband who is an amputee and in a wheelchair.Disabled parking right at door which was excellent but once out of the car it was hard to push wheelchair over stone paths.The male guide at the door was very friendly and welcoming but...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Fyvie castle as we had never been before, and came away with mixed emotions. Firstly when we arrived this very nice gentleman greeted us at the main reception doorway, he welcomed us with open arms and got us inside, I am a...More

Thank Bluetoonloon59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very imposing house, with furniture and pictures that mainly date from the from the start of the 20th Century. We were given a great guided tour, that covered the whole history of the house over about 800 years. The guide gave a very interesting and...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is used today for weddings and other community events so it is very well maintained. The rooms were lovely and we enjoyed listening to the docents and learning about the "ghosts" that still live there. The ceilings were beautiful as were the furnishings....More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour of a beautiful castle, the guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. The gardens and walks are amazing on such a lovely sunny day, would highly recommend Fyvie a visit.

Thank lizbingham55
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to visit the castle on 23rd may.the weather was great.the surrounding s of the castle was immaculate.the tour of the castle was by tour guide lesley.she knew her history.it was a very relaxed tour.the castle had beautiful portraits.they were a lot of steps in...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The inside of the castle can only be seen by a tour. The first is supposed to start at 11:15. (The castle opens at 11 AM in May.) There are two others but I am not sure of the schedule. If you are a National...More

Thank Marguerite a
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Can we take our dog around the grounds
2 June 2017|
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Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
I think you can.when I went no-one had any dogs.
What is the recommended length of time for a visit?
3 April 2017|
Response from TinaPaphos | Reviewed this property |
I spent around an hour inside the castle, they have someone in each room to give you details and stories, could easily spend 2 hours if you want. Plus they have the park and the lake. Each time i went there i spent a few... More