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  Edzell Castle, Angus
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  • Edzell Castle, Angus - Scotland
      Edzell Castle, Angus
    by stevezero
  • Edzell Castle, Angus - Scotland
      Edzell Castle, Angus
    by stevezero
  • Edzell Castle, Angus - Scotland
      Edzell Castle, Angus
    by stevezero
  • Edzell Castle, Angus - Scotland
      Edzell Castle, Angus
    by stevezero
  • Edzell Castle, Angus - Scotland
      Edzell Castle, Angus
    by stevezero
 

This has to be one of favourite castles in Scotland.
There as been a castle at Edzell since 1100, the original structure being some 300m from the present one. The Earls of Crawford beagn the structure we see today in the 1400's. In 1553 the simple towerehouse was extended with a west range which provided living accomodation.
As with a lot of castles in Scotland, Mary Quen of Scots spent some time here in 1562, as did her son, James VI at a later date.
The castle has had a fairly peaceful history, by Scottish standards, that is.
The most famous feature at Edzell is probably its fine walled garden, with its box edging and highly decorative features. The garden is only as old as the 1920's however and not totally true to period.

Now in the care of Historic Scotland.
Admission Charge - Adults 3.30

Directions: Near Edzell village, Angus. 10kms north of Brechin
Phone: 01356 648631

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  • Written Apr 18, 2005
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