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Edzell Castle

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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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Really good example fro a ruined castle - lots of information boards brought it to life. The grounds and gardens were i

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good example fro a ruined castle - lots of information boards brought it to life. The grounds and gardens were i

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful ruin with a delightful period formal garden. A lovely tranquil spot with a very photogenic and atmospheric garden.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth the trip to go and see,it is a ruin,there are some parts you can get in and you can get inside and up to second level in castle. the garden is stunning,when you are walking up side of garden you smell all the plants in the walls. the lady at the information desk was very helpful and answered... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here in June 2016. Bit hard to find if you just rely on the sat nav coming in from the country roads. Ours didn't take us that far. However once we found it - excellent. Car park is right outside the visitor centre which has a very small shop and toilets - (wheelchair friendly)-inside. Be aware that these... More 

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Newberry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful spot to visit! The castle itself is interesting with all of its nooks and crannies. There are signs posted which help to provide some context and helped you imagine what it might have been like when in use. The gardens on the other hand do not require much of an imagination because they are beautifully maintained. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

What a wonderful castle to visit. The grounds are gorgeous and the ruins very fun to investigate. The peacocks are the finishing touch.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Went here as we are into old castles was very nice but a bit run down these days from what it used to be but still a pleasant afternoon in the sun

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

You arrive to the dramatic outline of the remains of the castle, but there is so much more, the dungeons, safe stairs to climb and see the splendid views, the Peacocks, but the best bit is the amazing gardens, the gardener should receive more recognition for his wonderful work, we visit often on trips home

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I go to Edzell Castle usually once a year at least. The grounds are worth a walk. I find the history fascinating especially how the Laird was so intelligent for his time. And of course the best bit, the garden and hedges!

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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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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