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  • 1 The Pleasance garden Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    B966 GB - Edzell DD9

    This classic walled garden - one of the rare ones to be seen in Scotland - was designed in 1604 by Sir David Lindsay who also planned the castle's interior courtyard. Its design comes from ideas that flourished during this time of peace that was the ..

  • 2 Edzell Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B966 GB - Edzell DD9 7UE

    The attractive ruins of the castle, former residence of the Crawford Lindsay family, have a unique garden that is best seen in summer. The current entrance leads to the paved courtyard to the building completed in the late 16C. Today in ruins, this e..

  • 3 Round Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B966 GB - Brechin DD9

    Almost a thousand years old, this is one of the two surviving round towers of the Irish type in Scotland. Originally a standalone structure, 34 m tall, it has a 14C steeple and is thought to have served as a belfry, guard post and refuge. The abutmen..

  • 4 Glen Esk Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    The Retreat GB - Glenesk DD9 7YT

    Go up the North Esk valley to reach The Retreat, which houses a Folk Museum. It gives an account of the customs and traditions in the glen. Nearby is the ruin of Invermark Castle and a beautiful reservoir (Loch Lee). The mountainous landscape culmina..

  • 5 Brechin Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Church Lane GB - Brechin DD9 6HD

    David I established a bishopric in this Celtic town in the middle of the 12C. Although the church w as built in the 13C (west entrance), it has been modified on several occasions since. The square tower dates from the 13-15C. Inside are two ancient s..

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