Aldbar Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Aldbar Castle

Auldbar Castle, was a 16th-century tower house, located 2 miles southwest of Brechin, in Angus, Scotland. IT was owned by the Crammond family since the 13th century before it was sold to John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis in 1575. His son Sir Thomas Lyon served as Treasurer of Scotland from 1585 to 1595, and built the castle in the later 16th century. The property was subsequently owned by the Sinclair family, and then the Young family

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Attractions Near Aldbar Castle

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway

0.24km from Aldbar Castle

An entirely volunteer run, award winning heritage railway that operates historic steam and diesel hauled trains along the 4 mile branch line between the town of Brechin and the countryside stop of Bridge of Dun. The railway runs a variety of weekly and themed events throughout the year. So sit back, relax and watch the world go by from the comfort of their heritage trains hauled by both steam and diesel locomotives.

Brechin Town House Museum

Brechin Town House Museum

0.36km from Aldbar Castle

Brechin Town House Museum is located within a historic municipal building, constructed around 1789-90, in the centre of the Cathedral City of Brechin.It gives visitors the chance to explore the history of the city and its people, with a rich collection of objects, photographs, archival material and ephemera.

Brechin Cathedral

Brechin Cathedral

0.47km from Aldbar Castle

A majestic cathedral,which was the mother church of the provinces of Angus and Mearns, a centre from which the Culdee monks went out to minister to the local communities. It is in the Pointed style, but suffered maltreatment in 1806 at the hands of restorers, whose work was subsequently removed during the restoration completed in 1902. The western gable with its flamboyant window, Gothic door and massive square tower, parts of the choir, and the nave pillars and clerestory are all that is left

Brechin Castle Centre

Brechin Castle Centre

2.29km from Aldbar Castle

Brechin Castle is a castle in Brechin, Angus, Scotland. The castle was constructed in stone during the 13th century. Most of the current building dates to the early 18th century, when extensive reconstruction was carried out by architect Alexander Edward for James Maule, 4th Earl of Panmure, between approximately 1696 and 1709. They have fairy trails, zip slide, maze, go karts, water play and more. They also have a separate yard just off the play area for play tractors and sand pits.

House of Dun & Montrose Basin Nature Reserve

This beautiful Georgian house, overlooking Montrose Basin, was built in 1730 by William Adam. The house features superb plasterwork, a particular and memorable feature. Outside, enjoy the attractive walled garden and woodland walks. Built in 1743 to replace the medieval tower house that had been home to the Erskine family since 1375, the house is filled with treasures that tell the stories of the people who lived here.

Langley Park Gardens

Langley Park Gardens

8.22km from Aldbar Castle

A beautiful garden Set in the grounds of an historic Georgian Mansion with far reaching views over Montrose and Montrose Basin, are Four Walled Gardens containing 3 acres of Herbaceous borders, Fruit trees and feature beds, set in 27 acres of policies. A 20 acre Wildflower Meadow has tracks mown through to give access to the Wildlife Pond and Standing Stone. Ancient Trees add to the beauty of the natural landscape.

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Angus Council

Angus Council

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Angus is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders Aberdeenshire, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross. Main industries include agriculture and fishing. Global pharmaceuticals company GSK has a significant presence in Montrose in the north of the county.

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