Local Attractions

There are lots of things to keep you busy in and around Edzell.

HUNTING, SHOOTING AND FISHING
The hotel is ideally situated for Hunting, Shooting and Fishing on the surrounding hills, glens and rivers of neighbouring estates: Fasque, Gannochy, Careston and Dalhousie. These events can be arranged through us or direct with the Estates.

 

GOLF
While in the Angus, NorthEast region of Scotland you may wish to visit some of the very popular golf courses: Edzell, Brechin, Montrose, Forfar and Alyth all on the doorstep. Slightly further a field (under an hour drive): Carnoustie, St.Andrews, Ballater and Banchory, to name but a few. Discount vouchers are availble for Edzell Course subject to conditions.

 

LOCAL HISTORY
However, if you are in search of History the area is packed full.

- Edzell Castle the Ancestral home of Clan Lindsey, with its 17th century garden created by Sir David Lindsay.
- House of Dun designed by William Adam and built in 1730 for David Erskin, Lord Dun. Glaims Castle birth place of the Queen Mother.
- The Brown and White Caterthuns, sites of Iron Age hill forts.
- Pictavia Land of the Picts Visitor Centre.
- Brechin museum, introduces visitors in to the history of the town its people, crafts and local archaeology.
- Brechin Cathedral and Round Tower, tower dating back to the 11th or 12th century and the cathedral built in the 14th century.
- Brechin bridge known locally as the "Auld Brig" one of the oldest stone bridges in Scotland and until the 1780's it was the only bridge over the South Esk.
- Caledonian Railway, steam locomotives and museum, steam locomotives run between Brechin and Bridge of Dun.
- Dalhousie Arch erected in 1887 to the memory of the 13th Earl of Dalhousie and his Countess who died with in a few hours of each other.
- Glenesk Folk Museum forms an encyclopaedic view of past Glen life.

HILL WALKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND HORSE TREKKING
Remembering that you may be in Scotland for the scenery of the hills and Glens which we have overwhelming amounts close, Glen Esk, Glen Clova, Glen Lethnot, Glen Ogil, Glen Isla, Glen Prosen, etc are only a few.
If you travel up Glen Esk there are scenic walks that take you around Loch Lee. This glen is in the eastern Grampian Mountains or Benchinnan mountains which has Mount Keen rising in the back ground to the north at over 3000 ft while there visit the Queens Well or alternatively you can walk across the hills to Ballater. If you prefer one may drive to the top of the Cairn-a-Mount which is a crossing road from Angus to Royal Deeside at this point there are breath taking views in all directions, over the land and to the sea.

THE LOCAL DRAM
While in Scotland you may wish to sample the local "Dram" , Whisky, close at hand we have Fettercairn Distillery, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland, free tours available between May and September.