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Brechin Castle is a castle located in Brechin, County Angus, Scotland. The castle is the seat of the Earl of Dalhousie who is clan chieftain of Clan Maule of Panmure in Angus and Clan Ramsay of Dalhousie in Midlothian. Brechin is a burgh in Angus, Scotland. ... This article is about the region in Scotland. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country or nation and former independent kingdom of northwest Europe, and one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ... The title Earl of Dalhousie was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1633. ... Clan map of Scotland Scottish clans give a sense of Scottish Highland identity and shared descent both to people in Scotland and to their relations throughout the world, with a formal structure of Clan Chiefs officially registered with the court of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms which controls the... Panmure is a southern suburb of Auckland City, in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Dalhousie can refer to: Any of the Earls of Dalhousie Dalhousie University in Canada Dalhousie, New Brunswick Dalhousie, India Dalhousie Springs, Central Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Midlothian is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ...


The original castle was constructed with stone during the 13th century. Most of the current building dates to the 17th century. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ...


The grounds have been in the Maule-Ramsay family since the 12th Century. The castle has been the seat of the Maule clan since medieval times. The Maule and Ramsay clans were joined under a single chieftain in the 18th century. The seat of the Ramsay clan was moved from Dalhousie Castle to Brechin Castle in the early 20th century. (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Clan map of Scotland Scottish clans give a sense of Scottish Highland identity and shared descent both to people in Scotland and to their relations throughout the world, with a formal structure of Clan Chiefs officially registered with the court of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms which controls the... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Dalhousie Castle is a castle in Scotland. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


The estate consisted of approximately 150,000 acres (607 km²) at its height and is now 55,000 acres (223 km²). The formal gardens are considered one of the finest in Scotland and date to the early 1700s. Agriculture and forestry use dominate the estate grounds, but tourists can stay at several guest lodges on the property. Square kilometre ( U.S. spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


A recent addition to the grounds is Brechin Castle Centre, a retail shopping complex. Included in the centre is the Pictavia Visitor Centre, an interactive museum chronicling the culture and history of the Pictish people. The Picts inhabited Pictavia or Pictland - Caledonia (Scotland), north of the River Forth - prior to the Scotticisation of the area. ...


See also

Castles in Scotland is a link page for any castle in Scotland. ... The title Earl of Dalhousie was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1633. ...

External links

  • Dalhousie Estates - Brechin Castle (http://www.dalhousieestates.co.uk/)

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Brechin - Byth (New) | British History Online (10244 words)
BRECHIN, a burgh, market-town, and parish, in the county of Forfar, 8 miles (W. by N.) from Montrose, and 66 (N. E.) from Edinburgh; containing, with the village of Trinity-Muir, 7560 inhabitants, of whom 2986 are in the late East quoad sacra parish, and 120 in the village of Little Brechin.
The parish is the seat of the presbytery of Brechin, in the synod of Angus and Mearns; the church, formerly cathedral, has two ministers, respectively of the first and second charges.
The property passed from Sir John Stewart, by an heiress, to a different branch of the Stewarts, one of whom was created Earl of Angus and Lord de Bonkle, and a grand-daughter of this earl, by her marriage with William, Earl of Douglas, carried the property to the family of Douglas.
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