Fyvie Castle

Trying to make the most of the long days and light nights, as well as the lack of rain for a change, we turned off the F1 and the tennis, and we headed north of Aberdeen to Fyvie - a small village in Aberdeenshire, to check out Fyvie Castle.

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Fyvie Castle dates back to the 13th century with it's great wheel staircase, which is apparently the finest in Scotland, and once was a royal stronghold until following the Battle of Otterburn, when it fell into possession of five successive families - each of whom added a new tower to the castle.

The castle also has gardens on it's ground, which we took a little stroll around, as well as a loch which provides a nice short walk. We really need to start going into these castles but we always end up getting there too near closing time, and it gets a little pricey sometimes. Checking out the exterior of the castle and it's gardens is always good though.

A lot of these images were taken by Emma by the way, she was hogging the camera all day.

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