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Gight Castle
Gight is located in Aberdeen
Gight shown within Aberdeenshire
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57°26′56″N 2°17′02″W / 57.449°N 2.284°W / 57.449; -2.284Coordinates: 57°26′56″N 2°17′02″W / 57.449°N 2.284°W / 57.449; -2.284

Gight is the name of an estate in the parish of Fyvie in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. It is best known as the location of the 16th-century Gight Castle,[1] ancestral home of Lord Byron. The Gight Woods are presently a protected natural forest.[2]

It is said that the ruins are haunted by a piper who disappeared while exploring an underground passageway.[3]


  1. ^ "Gight Castle: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. 
  2. ^ Gight Castle River Ythan Methlick Aberdeenshire. Accessed March 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Gight Castle". About Aberdeen. Retrieved 4 August 2014.