An exterior view of Fyvie Castle, seen from the lawn on a sunny day. Tall trees can be seen in the background behind the castle.
Aberdeen City & Shire

Fyvie Castle, Garden & Estate

About this place

An imposing 800-year-old fortress, with Raeburn portraits on the walls and wildfowl in the loch

  • Admire the impressive portrait collection, including works by Raeburn, Batoni, Romney, Gainsborough, Opie, Lawrence and Hoppner.
  • Discover the racquets court and bowling alley, as well as the ice house, bird hide and restored earth closet.
  • Don’t miss the grisly death mask of a hanged murderer on display in the library.
  • Enjoy a walk with family and friends around the beautiful grounds.

This magnificent fortress in the heart of Aberdeenshire is a sterling example of Scottish Baronial architecture. Inside, the rooms are filled with antiquities, armour and lavish oil paintings. Out in the grounds the grandeur continues, with a picturesque lake and an unusual glass-roofed racquets court.

Ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into the tapestry of Fyvie’s 800-year-old history. But stories aside, we do know William the Lion was at Fyvie around 1214 and later Robert the Bruce and Charles I were among its royal guests.

Visit, and lose yourself in the glory of Fyvie’s landscape and the richness of its past.

Show more

Today's Opening Hours

Guided tours only from 10.45 every 45 mins, last tour 15.15
10.30–16.30 (last orders 15.30)
Grounds & Garden
See full opening times

Entry prices

One adult family
Young Scot
See all entry prices


At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £5.20 / month

TripAdvisor Rating

Accreditations and awards

  • Visitor 5 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award

Stay for longer

Live like a laird and stay in the Preston Tower in Fyvie Castle.

Holiday accommodation


Fyvie Castle is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

Venue Hire

Shop online

Take a look at our collection of great gift ideas. 100% of our profits go towards protecting Scotland’s heritage.

Online shop