Edzell Castle And Garden


Edzell, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UE

    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.

    The grounds comprise of grass and cobble surfaces, and there is a ramp to the visitor centre. All parts of the garden and its display board are accessible. Due to the cobbles and steps the castle itself is not suitable for visitors with a physical disability. Visitors with disabilities can be set down at the castle and garden entrance.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/hsclosure. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

    4 Castle
    Mobility difficulties Green Tourism Silver Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

    Summer: 1 April - 30 Sept Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
    Winter: Closed

    Ticket Information
    Adult £5.50 per ticket
    Child £3.30 per ticket
    Concessions £4.40 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Shop


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available


    • Children Welcome


    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking

    Transport within Scotland

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    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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