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Address: Edzell, Brechin DD9 7UE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1356 648631
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Edzell Castle is enchanting. The red sandstone castle walls, set amid...

Edzell Castle is enchanting. The red sandstone castle walls, set amid pleasing green parkland, conjure up an image of a noble bygone age. Medieval society was not all fighting and feuding. Everyday lordly life in late-medieval rural Scotland is more readily understood at Edzell than at most castles.Edzell was home to the Lindsays. When they acquired the estate in 1358, the lordly seat was a timber residence beside the ancient church. During the 16th century, they built a brand-new castle a short distance away – the one we admire today. The ‘icing on the cake’ of their new residence was the wonderful ‘great garden’, added in 1604.

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Fabulous what a wee diamond of a place gardens kept to high standard stemming from the olden days.awesome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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Brechin, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous what a wee diamond of a place gardens kept to high standard stemming from the olden days.awesome.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Such a gorgeous castle in lovely well kept grounds, the welcome center staff are friendly and its perfectly pleasant way to spend a few hours in the gorgeous countryside.

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Thank Majid R
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I arrived at opening time, and had the whole place to myself, to shoot my videos, and still shots. The lovely lady in charge, came to greet me as I wandered around the ruins with cameras and tripods. The history here is fantastic, and if you are ever in the County of Angus, you should make Edzell Castle a "must... More 

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Thank Roy M
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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362 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This castle was very easy to find, just off the main road in Edzell, which, in itself, is a lovely village The structure is actually a ruins, but has an attached walled garden that continues to be maintained in the style that it was originally intended. Once through the entrance to the garden, you will be amazed at the layout... More 

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London
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Although this castle was closed from the end of September I was still able to walk up to and around it. The only part locked off was the walled garden which you can still glimpse through the windows of the castle wall. A lovely old ruin in a pretty setting. You can get a good feel for its previous grandeur.

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Thank DualFishy
Forfar, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We visited in Spring and so the Gardens, which I've been told are the highlight of the visit, hadn't fully bloomed yet but the castle was very interesting. It gave a good history of the family, the castle and it was very clear which of the ruined rooms were used for which purpose. I definitely recommend the visit if you're... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

As a member of the Clan Lindsay Society jhave visiyed many times. Was the home of the late sir david Lindsay. Grounds beautifully kept. Retoration of the castle is interesying to see. Work still in progress.

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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit but it wont be my last. These beautiful ruins and gardens are a bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort. A lovely place for a picnic. Look out for the carvings on the garden walls very interesting. A gem of a place. :-)

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Singapore
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Edzell Castle and Gardens are a fascinating piece of history, and I am so pleased that we took a diversion to visit the castle enroute from Stonehaven to Edinburgh. The castle and gardens are said to be enchanting ruins. And so they are. Edzell Castle was the seat of the Lindsay's- who acquired the estate by marriage in 1358. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Around 40 minutes drive south of Aberdeen, edzell was well worth the visit. Pick a quiet day and it makes a very peaceful and atmospheric visit. Plenty of parking available, attendant was most friendly and informative, toilets are on site. Only a short walk from attendants office to the castle. A souvenir guide book priced at £2.50 is well worth... More 

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