History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Near the old cathedral is Brechin Castle, an early 18th century country house that has been the home of the Earls of Dalhousie for over 250 years. The roots of the building go back much further, to at least the 13th century. In 1303 the castle withstood a siege by Edward I for 3 weeks, and only surrendered when the castle Governor, Sir Thomas Maule, died. Interestingly, the Dalhousies who currently own the castle are directly descended from Sir Thomas.
Four miles away is the House of Dun, a lovely Georgian house built by William Adam, and if you fancy a bit more history, the Aberlemno Sculptured Stones are only 7 miles distant.
Address: Brechin, Angus, Scotland
Attraction Type: Town
Location: On the A935 9 miles west of Montrose
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Maison Dieu Chapel - 0.4 miles (Historic Church)
Brechin Cathedral - 0.5 miles (Historic Church)
Brechin Cathedral Round Tower - 0.5 miles (Historic Building)
Brechin Castle - 0.8 miles (Historic House)
Capo Long Barrow - 4.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
House of Dun - 4.3 miles (Historic House)
White Caterthun Fort - 4.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Brown Caterthun Fort - 5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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