Local History Highlights in Brechin & Area
Built as a monastery by King David I in the mid-12th century, parts of Brechin Cathedral date to the 8th and 9th centuries. The 12th century Round Tower is one of only two such towers in Scotland.
Brechin Castle is home to the Earls of Dalhousie. It was either at Brechin Castle or nearby Stracathro graveyard that John Balliol surrendered the Scottish Crown to Edward 1 of England at the end of the 13th century.
Although now a ruin, Maison Dieu Chapel, Brechin - belonged to a medieval hospital founded in the 1260s.
The ruins of Edzell Castle which is late 15th or early 16th century has a 17th century walled garden and inset sculpture and was used as a garrison by Oliver Cromwell.
Pictavia Visitor Centre - find out more about your Pictish ancestors at this purpose built interactive Pictish Centre.
Brechin Town House Museum is dedicated to providing a worthy, historic home for the history and artefacts of Brechin in the heart of the ancient city.
Find out more about Brechin by following the Brechin Heritage Trails.