Visit Scotland’s Castle of the Month in October is Fyvie Castle!
Fyvie resides in Aberdeenshire, which is known as Scotland’s Castle Country. Fyvie Castle is celebrated for its 800 year history filled with legends, folklore and ghost stories. Upon visiting, you can enjoy a collection of armor, lavish oil paintings, including one of the largest collections of works by Scottish master Sir Henry Raeburn.
Some of the lore includes a 1920 story in which a woman’s skeleton was allegedly found behind the walls while renovating. After the remains were buried in the cemetery, people in the castle experienced haunting sounds and feelings, until the skeleton was placed back behind the wall.
With over 260 castles, stately homes and ruins, Aberdeenshire is known as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country.’ One of the most beautiful is undoubtedly Fyvie Castle. Fyvie’s 800-year history is rich in legends, folklore and even ghost stories. Visitors can enjoy a stunning collection of antiquities, armor and lavish oil paintings, including one of the world’s largest collections of works by celebrated Scottish master Sir Henry Raeburn.
Outside the castle, there is a gorgeous garden of Scottish fruits and vegetables. The landscape features wildfowl as well as Swans, coots, mallards, and geese in the winter seasons.
If you have the opportunity to visit, there is a tea room guests can stop at for a light lunch or tea or coffee. The Castle is open to visitors during the summer months.