The 6 Best Things to Do in Edzell, Scotland

Edzell is a village in Angus, Scotland. It is 5 miles north of Brechin, by the River North Esk. Edzell is a Georgian-era planned town, with a broad main street and a grid system of side streets.

1. Edzell Castle and Garden

Edzell, Brechin DD9 7UE, Scotland Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Castles
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Edzell Castle and Garden

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.

Reviewed By Janet M - Glasgow, United KingdomGlasgow, United Kingdom

Interesting afternoon

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

2. The Burn

Glenesk, Brechin | Aberdeenshire, Edzell, Brechin, Scotland Traveler Resources, Conference & Convention Centers
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The Burn

Reviewed By Peter S - Laurencekirk, United KingdomLaurencekirk, United Kingdom

A GLORIOUS WALK

You access the walk along the side of the River North Esk at The Burn through the 'blue door' set into the wall by the parking lay-by near the main gates to The Burn house and education centre. Wander for some distance at the top of the small gorge throug

3. Shakin' Brig of Edzell

Off Main Street, Edzell, Edzell, Brechin, Scotland Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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Shakin' Brig of Edzell

Reviewed By Anna_Eunson92 - Orkney Islands, United KingdomOrkney Islands, United Kingdom

A very special place!

We happened to come across this beautiful spot while out a walk. Lovely, peaceful area and extra special to us as my boyfriend proposed while enjoying the views from the bridge! :D Hoping to make a return visit after the wedding! ☺️

4. Inglis Memorial Hall Library Visitor Centre

High Street, Edzell, Brechin DD9 7TF, Scotland Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Libraries More
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Inglis Memorial Hall Library Visitor Centre

Reviewed By johnhouston2 - Knaresborough, United KingdomKnaresborough, United Kingdom

A fine looking building.

Arriving from the south, through the rather grand Dalhousie Arch, Edzell flatters to deceive, and the Main Street is rather uninspiring. The stand out feature is clearly the Inglis Memorial Hall, which was built in 1898 and is a splendid, gothic style bui

5. Edzell Golf Club

High Street, Edzell, Brechin DD9 7TF, Scotland Outdoor Activities, Golf Courses
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Reviewed By Granite66 - Aberdeen, United KingdomAberdeen, United Kingdom

Best it's ever looked

Played the 18 hole open at the start of June, and having played here many times over the years, it's always looked in great nick, but this year it has excelled, absolutely tremendous condition from start to finish, from tee to green, and even the rough. A

6. Bedlam Paintball- Edzell

High Street, Edzell, Brechin DD9 7TF, Scotland Fun & Games, Game & Entertainment Centers
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Bedlam Paintball- Edzell

Bedlam Paintball EdzellBedlam Paintball Edzell is conveniently located to serve visitors from Aberdeen, Dundee, Stonehaven, Brechin and the surrounding Angus and Grampian area.Bedlam Paintball Edzell offers a thrilling variety of realistic Game Zones, each serving as backdrop to a carefully plotted game scenario. In the midst of the Edzell Woods, you may suddenly find yourself facing a grim, fortified tower; a spooky, abandoned village; or bleak and desolate badlands.

Reviewed By WallaceR - Edinburgh, United KingdomEdinburgh, United Kingdom

Great Fun

5 of us went to Bedlam's Edzell site for a friends birthday. Lets start with the positives... The game it's self was great fun and I would highly recommend it to anyone. They had lots of different game zones which made the day very interesting.We ordered

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