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.
Aberdeen & Grampian, AB53 8JS.
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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.