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Edzell Castle and Garden

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:30
Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Intrigue for stories of old amongst exquisite settings

My family and I had an opportunity to explore a little of Scotland before an international sports... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melissa L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Silver Wedding celebration

We held our silver wedding celebration here. Just invited family to take some photos. The steward... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Julie B
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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...more
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Edzell, Brechin DD9 7UE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had an opportunity to explore a little of Scotland before an international sports tournament. Once our accommodation was secured I set out researching what we could visit, using TripAdvisor as a main guide. Edzell Castle, with others' photos caught my eye....More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We held our silver wedding celebration here. Just invited family to take some photos. The steward was very helpful although historic Scotland had not passed along our booking. Beautiful grounds,

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Although it poured with rain while we were there, it didn't dampen our visit here. Castle very interesting and fortunately the rain went off by the time we were ready to view the gardens. The gardens were well maintained and very picturesque. When paying our...More

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

On my way back to Glasgow from Buchan I wanted a break and Edzell is not far off the A90. My first time there. Ruined castle is really impressive. And the gardens have been restored and look great. In 1604 they must have been exceptional...More

Thank JohnMason1957
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We arrived to late to visit here, but my children & grandchildren did have the opportunity. They truly enjoyed it.

Thank suamodeo
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Self guided castle with interesting placards explaining each room. Stunning gardens with carvings and sculptures and flowers. There is also a small museum with more information and a gift shop. Don't miss the hill site of the original castle, which is right across from the...More

Thank Margo9876
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Edzell Castle is so beautiful with amazing gardens and sculptures around the walled garden. The castle is great as you can walk about and climb stairs inside too with nice views. Will not explain any other details as you will have more fun exploring the...More

Thank poya005
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Although this is a ruin, there is more accessible than a lot of places. Very useful information boards to help the imagination! Gardens are not huge, but lovely and again information boards help you appreciate the designer was ahead of his time. Very pleasant lady...More

Thank mandy m
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We've visited a few times and it's always a good trip. The ruins themselves are accessible and interestingly described on the info boards. The gardens make this an interesting trip, with the design elements given lots of background by Historic Scotland. The whole site does...More

2  Thank Gavin R
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

With its beautiful garden and grounds this is just a lovely place to spend time. Kids loved running up and down the ruins and round and round the garden. They got to dress up too and there was a quiz to complete. It’s an interesting...More

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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)