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Edzell Castle

Edzell, Brechin DD9 7UE, Scotland
+44 1356 648631
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The beautiful walled garden at Edzell is one of Scotland's unique sights, created by Sir David Lindsay in 1604. Edzell was home to the Lindsays, a gifted yet tragic noble family whose head became the Earl of Crawford and one of the most powerful men in the realm. The Lindsay’s most famous guests include Mary Queen of Scots in 1562 and her son James VI in 1580 and 1589. The 'Pleasance' is a delightful formal garden with walls decorated with sculptured stone panels, flower boxes and niches for nesting birds. Explore the summer house, the great garden, the 16th century tower house and Lindsay Aisle - the family burial vault.
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Edzell, Brechin DD9 7UE, Scotland
+44 1356 648631
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle lies a couple of miles west of Edzell and is located in a rural setting, surrounded by the Angus countryside. The castle could be described as a ruin but this would not do justice to its majestic appearance. Ranging from the early 1500s...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice look round Edzell Castle the grounds are well kept and there is a nice visitors centre on site run by Historic Scotland and its a pity entrance fees so high especially for a family visit and no discount for National Trust members

Thank EGmac_307
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quiet little castle with beautiful gardens. The signage is informative and the area well maintained. It's a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic.

Thank hikergirl500
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We came accross this gem while staying in Edzell for a few days.It was a very interesting ruin and the garden was beautiful.

Thank 186487Rosser
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Visit this hidden gem and most beautiful attraction in the lovely Angus countryside. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Rapwalk
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the wall round the woods with the dog any miles have been walked tho them ideal if you want peace and quite on your strole

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 27 June 2017

A lovely experience! the castle is very well kept and most interesting but the visit was greatly enhanced by the delightful staff member who gave us a fascinating introduction and was willing to stay open a little longer when we wanted access to the shop!!

Thank Glenda J
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Arrested decay. Workers are replacing a floor to help preserve the ruins. The docent was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank elmac268
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Edzell Castle has been in ruins for three centuries, but what remains is beautifully curated, with excellent information boards. What is special is the Renaissance Garden, a fantastic concept even now, all the more so in the 17th century, worth a visit in its own...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

his castle is in ruins, though many of the carvings in the walls are intact ands in great condition: carvings of the plants (appropriate because the former owner made his money in mining and the plants symbolize different minerals), carvings of the liberal arts and...More

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17 July 2016|
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Response from Jenni D | Reviewed this property |
The Castle is open everyday until Sept 30 from 9.30-5.30. (the ticket office MAY close for lunch for an hour as it did when we were there, so toilets would not be available then, as they are inside the centre)