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Fyvie Castle, Garden & Estate

An imposing 800-year-old fortress, with Raeburn portraits on the walls and wildfowl in its loch
Fyvie Castle
  • 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. 

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About this place

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 loch 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.

Our accreditations and awards

  • Visitor 5 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award

Save the Fyvie Guardians

Fyvie’s army of Guardians has watched over the castle and the surrounding area for generations, but they are now in urgent need of your help.

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