Fyvie Castle was a royal stronghold and part of a chain of similar fortifications built in the thirteen century to protect the Scottish monarchy. It is a stunning baronial building which houses a superb collection of armour and munitions as well as an impressive array of important paintings and other artwork.
Starved to death by her husband in 1601, the ‘Green Lady’ is said to wander through the castle, playing tricks on the occupants and visitors. Her name is etched upside down on the outside of an upstairs windowsill.
A relatively recent addition to the property is the racquet court and bowling alley built over a century ago.
The gardens and lake-side walk add to the enjoyment of a visit here.