Fyvie Castle is located in the village of Fyvie, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The earliest parts of the castle date from the 13th century – it is thought to have been built as early as 1211 by William the Lion. Fyvie was the site of an open-air court held by Robert the Bruce, and Charles I lived there as a child. Following the Battle of Otterburn in 1390, it ceased to be a royal stronghold and instead fell into the possession of five successive families - Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Leith - each of whom added a new tower to the castle.
The castle has a number of ghosts including that of Lilias Drummond who died there in 1601. It is believed that she was starved to death by her cruel, uncaring husband. She sought revenge by carving her name under her husband’s bedroom as he honeymooned there with his second wife.
Lilias can be seen as a green figure prowling unhappily below the window on the anniversary of that wedding. Also listen out for a drummer and trumpeter – they play their mellow tune whenever a death is due in the village.
Ghost of Lilias
Drummond or just refelctions?