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Fyvie


Aberdeenshire

A village on the River Ythan in Aberdeenshire, Fyvie is situated 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Turriff. Created a burgh of barony in 1673, it was the scene in October 1644 of the 'Skirmish of Fyvie', a battle between James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose (1612-50), and Archibald Campbell, the Marquis of Argyll (1598 - 1661). Fyvie Castle, to the north of the village, is one of the great tower houses of North-East Scotland and once formed one of a chain of royal fortresses throughout Scotland. The oldest part of the castle dates from the 13th Century and it is said that each of its five towers was built by successive families - Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Leith. Since 1984 the castle has been a property of the National Trust for Scotland.


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