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Fyvie is an Aberdeenshire village, seven miles southeast of the town of Turriff. To the north of the village lies Fyvie Castle, originally built as a quadrangular royal fortress by Alexander III, and reconstructed as a great symmetrically fronted pile in 1599 by Alexander Seton, Earl of Dunfermline and Chancellor of Scotland. It contains art and antiquities acquired by Alexander Forbes—Leith, who had made his fortune in American steel. It now belongs to the National Trust for Scotland and contains an important collection of 18th and 19th century Scottish portraits. The parish church of St Peter has an important window by the American artist Comfort Tiffany.

The Britannia Aberdeen is a modern hotel, located close to the city centre and 10 minutes from Aberdeen Airport. It is an ideal base for touring north east Scotland's wealth of attractions: Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, the Whisky and Castle Trails, golf courses galore, walking, skiing, art galleries and museums. The accommodation is superior and the hotel's pub is a favourite with the locals, not only because of the great atmosphere but also for the fantastic food. Formal dining can be enjoyed in the hotel's restaurant. Full leisure facilities are available, including indoor heated swimming pool.

Aberdeen Marriott. The luxurious Aberdeen Marriott hotel is situated on the A947 Banff Road to the north of the city. The enticing city centre, with its galleries, museums and cathedral, is just a 10 minute drive away. The leisure club has an indoor pool, fully equipped gym, sauna, solarium and spa bath. Aberdeen Hotel Breaks.

Aberdeen City Hotel. Conveniently located in the centre of the city, near to the railway station, the Aberdeen City Hotel has 98 en-suite bedrooms. The hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city's attractions including the beach, Union Street, art galleries and the theatres. All the bedrooms are well equipped with television, direct dial telephone, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a bar and restaurant. Aberdeen Hotel Breaks.

The Hilton Treetops Hotel is set in a peaceful area near the centre of Aberdeen, yet the glorious countryside of Royal Deeside is close at hand. Leisure facilities at the hotel are excellent and include bubble area, steam room and sunbeds. Local leisure facilities include horse riding and golf. Aberdeen Hotel Breaks.

Aberdeen Patio Hotel. Situated on the beach front and continental in style and design, the Aberdeen Patio Hotel boasts a variety of restaurants, an Atrium Bar and a well equipped leisure club. Within strolling distance of the city centre, the hotel provides an excellent base for leisure guests. The hotel also has complimentary on-site car parking. Scotland Hotel Breaks.

Norwood Hall Hotel. This 18th century listed mansion house with a magnificent interior is set in 7 acres of wooded grounds yet only 3 miles from Aberdeen city centre. The Norwood Hall Hotel has an oak panelled lounge bar, an AA Rosette awarded restaurant and library with patio doors leading to the gardens. All bedrooms are well equipped with satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser press, ironing board and hairdryer.

Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen. The Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen is one of the premier city centre hotels, located in the quiet west end of town and within easy walking distance of all the shops and entertainment. Guests can dine in 'Poachers' the award winning restaurant, or relax in 'Mac's Bar'. Each of the guest bedrooms are spacious and well equipped.

The historic Station Hotel is situated in the very centre of Aberdeen, right next door to the railway station and city shops. The hotel enjoys a relaxing atmosphere with comfortable rooms and excellent facilities. It is also an ideal base from which to explore Royal Deeside.

Swallow Thainstone House. This prestigious hotel is set in 40 acres of grounds. Situated just outside the village of Inverurie and fourteen miles from Aberdeen it makes an ideal setting for a Highland getaway. Designed by the renowned architect Archibald Simpson in the 19th century, the hotel successfully combines its stately elegance with the comfort of the 21st century.

Pittodrie House, set in 2000 acres of private estate, is one of Grampian's most historic hotels. The public rooms, dining room and some of the bedrooms are furnished with family paintings and antique furniture - with log fires burning the atmosphere is of a welcoming country house.

Macdonald Ardoe House . Set within 30 acres of parkland and enjoying magnificent views across the River Dee, this is an exceptional country retreat. Inspired by Balmoral Castle, Ardoe House is just 3 miles from the vibrant centre of Aberdeen with all the shops, culture, restaurants and night life that the city has to offer. The Vital Leisure Club & Spa offers a pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym. Aberdeen Hotel Breaks.

If you would like to Tour Fyvie on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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