The grounds of the Castle used to consist of just bog land until the eighteenth century when William Gordon had an ambitious plan to plant out the area with hardwood trees such as oak, beech and ash, creating park land and hunting grounds. Most of the trees are over 200 years old. The grounds are open all year there are nice picnic areas and wide open spaces for children to play
Fyvie Castle goes back to around the 13th. Century a fine Scottish Baronial Fortress. five families have owned the castle, Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Forbes Leith, they have all left there mark here at Fyvie by adding additional towers. In 1984 the Castle came up for sale and its treasured contents were up for auction, at this point Historic Scotland stepped in and purchased the building and its fine furnishings, it is now under the care of The National Trust for Scotland.
Open 31st.March - 30th June Saturday - Wednesday Closed Thursday & Friday 12.00 - 17.00
1st. July - 31st. August daily 11 - 17.00 1st. September - 31st. October Saturday - Wednesday Closed Thursday - Friday 12.00-17.00 Ticket price Adult £8.00 Consession £5.00 Family 2 adults & 4 children £20.00
The National Trust for Scotland has recently been restoring the walled garden.
It offers an interesting array of Scottish fruit trees, vegetables & native shrubs. Plenty of lovely benches for you to sit & enjoy the peace & quiet .
Part of the original garden is now the car park but still retaining the old walls.