Fyvie Castle is 8 miles away, owned by the Scottish National Trust. It dates back to the 13th Century and has a rich portrait collection. There are portraits by Batoni, Raeburn and Hoppner. There is also a restored 18th century walled garden.
Fyvie Castle at Turiff has an 800 year old history. It is an outstanding example of Scottish baronial architecture. Begun as a simple castle in the 13th century, five powerful families each added significantly to it until it reached its present form. Inside, the magnificent sweeping staircase is the most dramatic feature while many treasures are on display including a superb collection of arms, armour and paintings. You can also stroll around the loch or visit the racquets court and bowling alley.
Take the Castle Trail
Aberdeenshire is known as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country.’ There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the UK. Discover 18 of Aberdeenshire’s most famous and dramatic castles with a suggested 4-day itinerary and downloadable map.