Lindsay Burial Aisle
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Stone from the old church was scavenged for the new building, leaving behind the burial aisle as the only reminder of the medieval church. The aisle is about nine feet square and is covered by a modern slate roof, which tends to disguise the true age of the structure.
The church stands close to the 12th-century motte of Edzell Castle, which suggests that it may have been built at the same time as the castle. Fragments of sculpted stones have been discovered on the site, suggesting that there may have been a Celtic foundation here.
I was disappointed to discover that you can't actually go inside the burial aisle. There is a barred mesh gate at one end, and you can easily see into the interior through the mesh, but not actually go inside.
It is worth taking in the aisle as part of a visit to Edzell Castle, but unless you have Lindsay heritage you probably won't find it a compelling place to visit in its own right.
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About Lindsay Burial Aisle
Address: Edzell, Angus and Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: In Edzell graveyard off the B966, six miles north of Brechin. No tourist signage
Website: Lindsay Burial Aisle
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Maison Dieu Chapel - 5.3 miles (Historic Church)
Brechin Cathedral - 5.5 miles (Historic Church)
Brechin Cathedral Round Tower - 5.6 miles (Historic Building)
Brechin Castle - 5.7 miles (Historic House)
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