Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle

The earliest parts of Fyvie Castle date from the 13th century. Some sources claim it was built by William the Lion in 1211. It was the site of an open-air court held by Robert the Bruce, and Charles I lived there as a child. Following the Battle of Otterburn in 1390, it ceased to be a royal stronghold and instead fell into the possession of five successive families – Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Leith – each of whom added a new tower to the castle. It is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.


It is reputedly haunted. Apparitions include a 'Green Lady' who leaves a scent of roses as she walks the corridors.


Pictured above is Fyvie Castle courtesy of Phil Smth.

Fyvie Castle,



Aberdeen & Grampian, AB53 8JS.


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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Fyvie is a village in the Formartine area in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Fyvie lies alongside the River Ythan and is on the A947 road.

Pictured is Fyvie Castle courtesy of Ikiwaner. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.