Art UK is the successor to Your Paintings. It is a joint initiative between the Public Catalogue Foundation (now known as Art UK), 3,000 museums and other art collections, and the BBC.

By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Please read our Use of Cookies policy.

Close
The National Trust for Scotland, Fyvie Castle
The National Trust for Scotland, Fyvie Castle

Ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into the tapestry of Fyvie Castle’s 800-year history. A long-standing tradition claimed that the Castle’s five successive families – Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Leith – each added a tower to this magnificent Scottish baronial fortress. Sadly this is not the case, although the names remain. You can see their influences today among the medieval stones and the lavish Edwardian interiors, and imagine what castle life must have been like for the families and their royal guests – among them Robert the Bruce, Edward I and Charles I. Fyvie holds one of the richest portrait collections in Scotland, including works by Batoni, Romney, Gainsborough, Opie, Lawrence and Hoppner. The Castle also boasts one of the largest collections of Raeburn's work in the world. There’s an equally impressive collection of fine furniture, tapestries, arms and armour throughout the Castle’s vast chambers, and a great stone wheel-stair, which is the finest of its kind in Scotland.

The National Trust for Scotland, Fyvie Castle

Visit venue's website

The National Trust for Scotland, Fyvie Castle is managed by The National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland is an Art UK Partner

The National Trust for Scotland, Fyvie Castle

Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 8JS Scotland

[email protected]

0844 4932181

http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Fyvie-Castle/

Please remember to double-check the opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit