Edzell Castle re-opens after closure during winter months

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ONE OF the region’s most famous historic sites is set to re-open this weekend (March 29).

Edzell Castle is closed during the winter months. However, it opens annually each spring to welcome visitors from around the world.

The castle was built as a statement of the prestige of its owners, the Lindsays.

The castle is perhaps best know for its stylised walled garden which was created around 1604.

Adorned with heraldic sculptures and carved panels, the architectural framework surrounding the garden is unique in Britain.

Susan Loch, head of visitor operations and community engagement at Historic Scotland, who run the site, said: “We are working hard to get the site ready to welcome visitors.

“Edzell Castle is one of a number of Historic Scotland seasonal sites across Scotland, that are re-opening to the public over the Easter weekend.

“Spring is a great time to enjoy the sites, particularly in this, the Year of Natural Scotland, and we have lots of great things going on across our estate of properties this year from nature events to costumed performances to keep visitors entertained.”

For further information please visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk