Edzell Castle

Edzell, Aberdeenshire

The picturesque village of Edzell, with its broad main street and grandiose monumental arch, dates from the early 19th century when Lord Panmure decided that the original medieval village, a mile to the west, spoiled the view from Edzell Castle. The old village was razed and the villagers moved to this pretty, planned settlement.

 

Lord Panmure’s predecessors as owners of Edzell Castle were the Lindsay earls of Crawford, who built this 16th century L-plan tower house. Sir David Lindsay, a cultured and well-travelled man, laid out the castle’s beautiful Pleasance in 1604 as a place of contemplation and learning. Unique in all of Scotland, this Renaissance walled garden is lined with niches for nesting birds, and sculptured plaques illustrating the cardinal virtues, the arts and the planetary deities.

 

Edzell is a must see on your Scotland tours, contact Ireland & Scotland Luxury Tours now to organise your visit!