Oldmeldrum, Fyvie & Turriff

[Fyvie Castle]

These three villages share a common theme in the A947, which runs through all three on the middle part of its journey from Aberdeen to Banff. None of the settlements are particularly interesting in themselves, but each has an item of historical interest for castle and whisky fans - combine them for a good, full day. Glen Garioch is the closest distillery to the city of Aberdeen but also one of the quietest. Delgatie Castle looks a little shabby on the outside, but on the inside you'll find beautiful ceiling paintings and good cakes. The pink splendour of Fyvie Castle is probably the highlight of the trio, with fabulous grounds as well as its Edwardian interior.

[Fyvie Castle grounds]

Name: Delgatie Castle ☆☆☆
Description: Little-known castle belonging to the Hay family, close to the agricultural town of Turriff.
Location: Off minor road 2 miles east of Turriff, G.R.: NJ 754505 / exclusive weekend ruby
Open (2017): Daily except over Christmas & New Year
Cost (2017): £8 (adults), £5 (children)

Name: Fyvie Castle ★☆☆
Description: Well-kept castle with sumptuous furnishings, extensive grounds and parts of the structure dating back to the 13th century.
Location: North side of Fyvie, G.R.: NJ 764393 / boast identify planet
Open (2017): Daily, June to August; Saturday to Wednesday, April to May, September & October school holiday; weekends in October
Cost (2017): £12.50 (adults), £9 (children), free for National Trust for Scotland members

Name: Glen Garioch Distillery ★★☆☆ (pronounced "Glen Geery")
Description: Off the beaten track, historic distillery dating to 1797, on the outskirts of Oldmeldrum.
Location: Distillery Road, Oldmeldrum, G.R.: NJ 809275 / daisy vowed suddenly
Open (2017): Daily, June to September; Monday to Saturday, October to May
Cost (2017): £7.50+ depending on tour type

[Delgatie Castle (March 2012)]

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