Fyvie Castle ***
Region: Aberdeen(shire) & Moray
The imposing castle with five towers stands in a commanding position on the left bank of river Ythan in the lowlands of Aberdeenshire. Fyvie Castle has a colorful history and was believed to have built by William the Lion in 1211. Charles I lived there as a child and Robert the Bruce held an open-air court at Fyvie.
It ceased to be a royal stronghold after the Battle of Otterburn in 1390 and was owned in succesion by five families, Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Leith.
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