Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

Fyvie Castle

  • Off A947 Map It
  • Turriff
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 10/08/2013

Fodor's Review

In an area rich with castles, Fyvie Castle stands out as the most complex. Five great towers built by five successive powerful families turned a 13th-century foursquare castle into an opulent Edwardian statement of wealth. Some superb paintings are on view, including 12 works by Sir Henry Raeburn. There are myriad sumptuous interiors—the circular stone staircase is considered one of the best examples in the country—and delightfully laid-out gardens. A former lady of

the house, Lillia Drummond, was apparently starved to death by her husband, who entombed her body inside the walls of a secret room. In the 1920s, when the bones were disrupted during renovations, a string of such terrible misfortunes followed that they were quickly returned and the room sealed off. Her name is carved into the windowsill of the Drummond Room.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

Off A947, Turriff, AB53 8JS, Scotland

Map It

Phone:

0844-4932182

Website: www.nts.org.uk

Sight Details:

  • £12
  • Apr.–June and Sept., Sat.–Wed. noon–5; July and Aug., daily 11–5; last admission 45 mins before closing

Updated 10/08/2013

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement