Visit Scotland Five star rating for Fyvie Castle

Sir Moir Lockhead and Robert Lovie with the award
Sir Moir Lockhead and Robert Lovie with the award

The National Trust for Scotland’s Fyvie Castle has become the first of the conservation charity’s Aberdeenshire castles to secure a five star rating from Visit Scotland.

Trust Chairman Sir Moir Lockhead visited the castle on Wednesday, July 6 to congratulate the team.

Fyvie castle, which dates back 800 years, has been classified ‘exceptional’ after a recent audit from VisitScotland experts.

The news comes as the castle celebrates its 30th year as a visitor attraction.

Property Manager Robert Lovie said: “To be classed as exceptional is an amazing accolade for its rich heritage, our staff and volunteers. We hope it will encourage more people to visit and experience our warm welcome.”