By | September 17, 2012

Region : Aberdeenshire
Location : Fyvie
Details : The ruin of a 16th-century L-plan tower house Built around 1560 by the Gordon Clan. Passing to the husband of Catherine Gordon, one Mad Jack Byron, a gambler who in 1787 sold the Castle to clear gambling debts. Their son was Lord Byron. The Castle was purchased by the 3rd Earl of Aberdeen who gave it to his son Lord Haddo and his wife Charlotte Baird. Lord Haddo was killed at Gight when he fell from his horse and the castle abandoned and rapidly became ruinous.
Paranormal Phenomena : Allegedly haunted by a piper. He was asked to investigate a secret passageway but never came out again ? his pipes are allegedly regularly heard to this day

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