Brechin Castle

One of Scotland's most significant and historic castles high above the River Esk.

Brechin, Angus, DD9 6SG

Brechin Castle

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Brechin Castle stands proud on a massive bluff of rocks above the River Southesk on the site of a much older fortress belonging to the Scottish kings.

The present house was last reconstructed in the early 1700′s and incorporates parts of the original Castle dating back to the 13th century. The building has evolved from a defensive role to its present great house style.

Opening Times

Open in June. Not free for Historic Houses members.

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The castle is open for 4 weeks in May and June. Please check opening times before travelling.

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