Oldmeldrum, Fyvie & Turriff

Aberdeenshire | Village sights | ★★★

[Fyvie Castle]

This trio of settlements share a common theme in the A947, which runs through them 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 in mainland Scotland. 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]

Location & info

📌 Delgatie Castle ★★
Description: Family castle belonging to Clan Hay.
Off minor road 2 mi east of Turriff, G.R.: NJ 754505 ///exclusive.weekend.ruby
Open daily except over Christmas & New Year (2019) | £8 adult / £5 child (2019)

📌 Fyvie Castle ★★★
Description: Well kept castle with sumptuous furnishings, extensive grounds and parts of the structure dating back to the 13th century.
By minor road end 1 mi north of Fyvie, G.R.: NJ 764393 ///boast.identify.planet
Open daily, late March to September; Friday to Monday, October to mid-December. Grounds: daily | £13 adult / £10 child / free for National Trust for Scotland members

📌 Glen Garioch Distillery ★★★
Description: Off the beaten track, historic distillery (pronounced Glen Geery) dating to 1797.
Distillery Road, Oldmeldrum town centre, G.R.: NJ 809275 ///daisy.vowed.suddenly
Monday to Saturday, plus Sundays from April (2019) | £8.50+ depending on tour type, free for children

[Delgatie Castle (11/3/12)]


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