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...more
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...more
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.more
This hotel offers great food in its lovely restaurant. The staff are friendly & helpful. The menu is listed by customer favourites with a wide choice of local dishes. While you wait for your order to be cooked you are given a bowl of prawn crackers & delicious chilli dip (free). It has a homely feel with lovely ornaments & bric a brac with a mix of...more
The tea room is quite small for the amount of visitors. They serve tea coffee & soft drinks to go with the delicious homemade scones & pancakes. All items on the menu are traditionally Scottish from Scotch Broth to Scottish pancakes with local jam.Mackies ice cream is a particular favourite.more
Visiting inside Fyvie Castle is a memorable experience with its Victorian and Edwardian furnished rooms. Most of, but not all Historic Scotland properties have a "no photography" policy. Remember - memories fade with time so buy a Guide Book so you can look back on the wonderful rooms of Fyvie Castle.more
While looking for the ice house at the back of the castle (which was just an open door then an iron fence blocking the way) we came across what was most probably the back door or tradesman entrance. The point of interest was the old bell pull - next to a modern bell push - we pulled & pushed but no reply - guess you have to pay to get in!!more
As you can see from the photograph the tower has a serious crack appearing - hence the steel bands.The Castle needs more visitors to pay the £8 entrance fee. Consider joining the National Trust for Scotland & visit over 350 castles gardens & stately homes for free in Scotland Membership is £35 & well worth the money to support the charitymore
You can get a permit for fishing this river in many sports shops - fishing tackle shops & local hotels. The Ythan runs through many Aberdeenshire towns & returns to the sea at Newburgh.
If like me - you don't like fishing B O R I N G go watch the ducks & other birds - very relaxing.
Equipment: Fishing rod - or stones to scare the fish or madden the fishermen!!