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Edzell Castle

Edzell, Brechin DD9 7UE, Scotland
+44 1356 648631
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Myself and two friends happened upon Edzell Castle and were very taken by the beauty of it, we... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit.

My husband loves a castle. Me less so. But Edzell is enough to convert anyone. It's beautiful. I... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Ali M
East Linton, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Myself and two friends happened upon Edzell Castle and were very taken by the beauty of it, we visited on a cold very windy day, but the sun was shining and it really showed the castle off in all its splendour . We received a...More

Thank Lorraine898
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My husband loves a castle. Me less so. But Edzell is enough to convert anyone. It's beautiful. I found myself amazed at the skill of the craftsmen who created this place. The walled garden with its carved panels depicting virtues, deities and arts. So many...More

Thank Ali M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Me and my son, we are very much into scottish history - so we took the chance for visiting Edzell Castle. It was very early in the morning, but the guardian was very nice and kind to tell of the details in the gardens special...More

Thank aethien
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great castle and amazing garden, when all roses are flowered is superb. A little hidden gem. If you are in the area stop by

Thank Chiaretta2710
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Another very interesting place to get a feel for what it was like to live there during that time period. The garden was not too inspiring but the old, carved stones hanging on the walls were beautiful. Also met Pete the peacock!

Thank epique
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The castle is interesting and there is a bit to see. However the garden walls must be the best in Scotland and date back to the early 1600s. Well worth a visit.

Thank Alastair W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Beautiful gardens, suitable for Weddings but in our Scottish summer could be difficult. Hotels only a few miles away for reception! Just outside the lovely village of Edzell.

Thank gmw855
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The villiage and castle are best visited on a sunny day. Small, but lots to see and enjoy, particularly if you like walking.

Thank Glenwalker12
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We were staying at Edzell village and walked up to the castle one morning. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly lady who shared with us her wealth of knowledge about the site and its history as we paid for entry tickets. I made...More

1  Thank LinaYorkshire
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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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16 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)