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Address: Edzell, Brechin DD9 7UE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1356 648631
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Description: 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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Oh so peaceful .

I had a nice afternoon out at edzell castle so much to see..gardens are amazing. Top floor floor a bit bendy . Zodiac great a must see. Staff nice too . Toilets clean. No cafe or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had a nice afternoon out at edzell castle so much to see..gardens are amazing. Top floor floor a bit bendy . Zodiac great a must see. Staff nice too . Toilets clean. No cafe or shop so only 4 stars

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location and interesting history. Although primarily ground-floor, in places access for wheelchairs is not possible. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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Northants, UK
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29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been around many castles,usually fairly quickly. This was a gorgeous castle which made me want to linger... lovely ruins and wonderful gardens in a peaceful setting. Free to members of English Heritage and really worth the detour if you are vaguely nearby.

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29 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This castle ruins are very romantic, and has a beautiful romantic garden. Well worth a visit, especially if you're Historic Scotland member. A bit strange to get there but you'll get a nice area and a cool castle ruin.

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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I was stationed at RAF Edzell back in the 80's and my future husband lived in the castle caretaker's house. I came back to show it to our children. The house is now the visitor's center and the grounds are much more structured. But the castle is still the same and the formal garden is still there. And glad to... More 

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Lancashire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited Edzell " Lindsay " castle because my husband ( and obviously my ) surname is Lindsay, so we thought we would visit as we were up Scotland for a few days, and wanted to see & learn about some Heritage. We were looking forward to our visit but, it was FAR better than what we expected! The lady... More 

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Kenora
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited Edzell Castle June 2015. A little off the beaten track but well worth the visit. Castle built in 1300's, gardens in 1600. Garden beautifully maintained as well as the area around the castle ruins. There are peacocks roaming the green area around the castle ruins. There is a small entry fee and gift shop with washroom. There is enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The ruins of this castle are truly amazing and the walled garden is beautiful. The grounds are wonderfully maintained and the resident peacock is very friendly. Well worth a visit. Such a tranquil way to spend a couple of hours.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Home of the Lindsey clan, Edzell castle is very unique. The structure has very interesting wall hangings. Gardens are amazing. So well taken care of. Must stop to see if you are in Edzell

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Midland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Edzell Castle should be one of the places you must visit when in the village. Although ruins, it does bring back what the estate lords of those days lived in. If you are expecting a grand tour with refurnished rooms, you will be sorely disappointed. But if you are expecting beautiful gardens and a sense of life in the 1700's,... More 

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Address: Address: Edzell, Brechin DD9 7UE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1356 648631
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Angus  >  Brechin  >  Edzell

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