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Many thanks to KAGA Gifts and The Fyvie Estate for facilitating this camera's location and to Aberdeenshire Council for capitally funding its installation in partnership with The Ythan District Fishery Board Dating from the thirteenth century, Fyvie Castle is a breathtaking vision of towers and turrets set in beautifully designed parkland, within easy reach of Aberdeen. Steeped in history, myth and legend, the castle is renowned for its lavish interiors, intricate ceilings and world-famous art collections, and is a magical setting for weddings, corporate events and private parties.  Fyvie Castle is reputed to have been built by King William the Lyon in the early thirteenth century. It was the site of an open-air court held by King Robert the Bruceand home to the future King Charles I as a child. The song The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie tells of a captain of dragoons who dies for the love of a Fyvie girl. Additionally, the song, Andrew Lammie, tells of the doomed love of a local miller's daughter, Annie, for Lord Fyvie's trumpeter. Both of these songs may have historical basis - the young woman's grave is said to be in Fyvie churchyard. One of the prophecies of Thomas the Rhymer relates to Fyvie, predicting it will never flourish until a particular three stones are found (a prophecy obviously pre-dating the church with its three Pictish runestones).