Brechin Castle Opening

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. Sitting on over 40 acres of planted parkland, the present house was last reconstructed in the early 1700′s by Alexander Edward for the 4th Earl of Panmure. His design incorporates parts of the original Castle dating back to the 13th century. Over the years, it has evolved from its defensive role to being a private home for the Dalhousie family.

It is only open to the public at set times each year, generally during the summer holidays. Booking information is posted here and tickets do include entry into the Walled Garden, which contains an extensive plant and flower collection with pockets of mature ornamental tree plantings.

Many consider it to be one of the finest, well-maintained gardens in Scotland.

Please keep checking back for updates. Pre-booking is highly encouraged as this is a limited event with limited spaces to give visitors a more personal experience.

And do note that this is a historical site. The Castle does have stairs and may not be accessible to all whilst the walled garden is sloping and may be partially accessible.

Book Your 2024 Guided Tour Now – Dalhousie Estates event tickets from TicketSource.

Any coaches or groups must book direct, which can be done by phoning 01356 624566 or e-mailing

Private tours can also be requested outside of this event using the same contact details.