Gight and Ythsie History

Why Gight?

Castle Gight
Marsupium Photograph CC-BY-SA-2.0

Gight Castle stands on a cliff-top above the River Ythan between Fyvie and Methlick. It was home to the Gordons of Gight until Catherine Gordon, wife of 'Mad Jack' Byron was forced to sell. Their son was Lord Byron, the poet.  The castle was bought by the 3rd Earl of Aberdeen from neighbouring Haddo House.  With the Hagberry Pot at the bottom of the brae it is a place of myth and legend as well as rich, romantic history.  

Why Ythsie?

The Prop of Ythsie

The Prop of Ythsie
A popular local landmark, built as a memorial to the 4th Earl of Aberdeen, statesman, diplomat, laird and classicist, briefly
Prime Minister at the outbreak of the Crimean War.  There are excellent views from the top including Haddo House and Estate, Tarves and the surrounding countryside for miles around.


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