Edzell Castle, Scotland
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Edzell Castle, Scotland

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Edzell Castle lies just outside the town of Edzell in Angus, Scotland. It was built in the 16th century by the 9th Earl of Crawford. The walled garden has been restored and are open, along with the ruins of the castle, all year round and is administered by Historic Scotland.

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