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Impressive castle, originally a royal castle in the 16thc, it has been extended and by generations of occupants. Substantial gardens and grounds. A full day out.
With over 260 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, Aberdeenshire is unsurprisingly known as 'Scotland's Castle Country.' Fyvie Castle is one of our favourites for children and adults - good cafe as well.
Until recent times the seat of the Forbes-Leith family, now owned and run by National Trust for Scotland. Lovely walks in the grounds surrounding a castle with some dark secrets!
Earliest parts of Fyvie date from the 13th century. Fyvie was the site of an open air court by Robert The Bruce and Charles the 1st lived here as a child.
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“Set in over 7000 acres Haddo House was designed in the 1700s by William Adam, who also designed Duff House in Banff. There is a small visitor centre with tea room in the converted stables.”
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“On a hot day venture round the Glen with nursery rhymes characters and play frames. Take a picnic or grab a bit to eat in the Cafe. If its wet, find the large soft play area an ideal shelter for the kids.”
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“Superb trails and gorgeous walled garden. Themed events throughout the year. Coffee shop open with handmade bakery items.”
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“Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Stand before one of the largest tower houses in the land. Dating from the 15th century, Castle Fraser is a fabulous place to soak up the atmosphere of old Scotland and its colourful stories. Enjoy panoramic views and discover quirky features such as secret staircases, hidden trapdoors, a spy hole and a wooden leg. Built between 1575 and 1636 by the 6th laird, Michael Fraser, Castle Fraser is the most elaborate Z-plan castle in Scotland. It is filled with family portraits (including one by Raeburn), ornaments and mementos – all of which have their own colourful stories to tell about the lairds. One of the castle’s most evocative rooms is the striking Great Hall. The estate contains a flight pond, mixed woodland and open farmland, with two waymarked walks giving magnificent views of the local hills. The historic walled garden features shrubs, flowers, wall-trained fruit and vegetables. There is also a shop selling exclusive gifts.”
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“Aberdeen is a city of beautifully kept parks and Hazlehead is most definitely a must-visit. With over 180 hectares of glorious green grass, there’s plenty of prime picnic spots. After snacking on cheese sandwiches and procuring an ice-cream from the incredibly popular cafe, why not see how long it takes you to find your way through Scotland’s oldest, hedge-lined maze?”
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