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The refined beauty of Edzell was a statement of the prestige of its owners, the Lindsays. The stylised walled garden was created in 1604. Resplendent with heraldic sculptures and carved panels, the architectural framework surrounding the garden is unique in Britain. The garden also includes walled flower and nesting boxes and a delightful summer house.
There is a level, tarmac surfaced car park. There is an accessible bay. The castle is about 150m along a bound gravel path and then over grass. The visitor centre is accessed up a short ramp and has a small exhibition inside. A manual wheelchair is available. Ground level includes the kitchen, bakehouse and cellars. The courtyard is surfaced with cobbles. The tower house upper levels are up a stone spiral stair of 61 steps, with no handrail. The garden is about 120m from the visitor centre over a compacted stone path. There is a grass path through it.
Assistance dogs are permitted at all HES sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors’ dogs are allowed at Edzell Castle, but are not permitted in roofed areas.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.
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