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Fyvie Castle, Garden & Estate

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.

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

About this place

  • 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.

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Today’s Opening Hours

Castle
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Entry prices

Adult
£13.00
Family
£30.00
One adult family
£25.00
Concession
£10.00
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Accreditations and awards

  • Visitor 5 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award

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VENUE HIRE

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

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HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

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

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