Where 800 years of legends reside in Baronial splendour
Impressive portrait collection, including works by Raeburn, Batoni, Romney, Gainsborough, Opie, Lawrence and Hoppner.
Grounds include many interesting features such as a restored glass-roofed racquets court, complete with sprung floor and bowling alley.
Resident ghost, Lillias Drummond, is said to haunt corridors leaving the scent of roses.
Gristly bust of the death mask of a murderer who was hanged is on display in the library.
Live like a laird by booking the Preston Tower Apartment.
Imposing Fyvie Castle is an excellent example of grand Scottish Baronial architecture and is filled with antiquities, armour and oil paintings.
Art lovers will appreciate Fyvie’s rich portrait collection, including works by Batoni, Romney, Gainsborough, Opie, Lawrence and Hoppner. It also boasts one of the largest private collections of Raeburns in the world.
Five successive families owned the castle and tradition claims that each created one of the five towers: Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Forbes-Leith. Sadly, this is not the case, but William the Lion was at Fyvie around 1214 and later Robert the Bruce and Charles I were visitors.
Fyvie Castle and tearoom are open April through October. The grounds and lochside are open daily, all year.
The charm of Fyvie ranges from its 13th-century origins to its stunning Edwardian interiors.
The 18th-century walled garden has recently been redeveloped as a garden of Scottish fruits and vegetables.
You can also enjoy the ice house, bird hide and restored earth closet.
Browse the castle shop for a variety of gifts.
Visit the tearoom located close to the historic castle kitchens for a light lunch or cake and a refreshing cup of tea or coffee.
Baby changing facilities are available, and pushchairs can be stored in the Front Hall.
Fyvie’s 18th-century owners created Fyvie Loch in what was marshland protecting the castle. This picturesque landscape feature now covers a large part of the estate’s 49 hectares and supports large numbers of wildfowl.
Swans, coots, mallards, and moorhens are joined in the winter by greylag geese, tufted ducks and goldeneyes. Ospreys occasionally visit to fish in the loch.
Follow the Lochside Walk to explore this rich habitat.
Disabled parking is available in front of the castle.
Only the Front Hall is accessible to wheelchairs; in the castle there are steps to various rooms.
The Walled Garden and American Garden are accessible.