Dalhousie Arch

Dalhousie Arch at the south entrance to Edzell

Dalhousie Arch at the south entrance to Edzell

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The most distinctive landmark in Edzell is the Dalhousie Arch. This spans the main road into Edzell from the south and you cannot fail to miss it as you have to drive through it to arrive in the village.

It was built by tenants of the Dalhousie Estate in 1889 to commemorate the deaths of the 13th Earl and Countess of Dalhousie, both of whom died on the same day.It is sometimes confused with a similar arch in the neighbouring village of Fettercairn which was built in 1864 to commemorate Victoria and Albert’s stay at the village’s Ramsay Hotel. This has led some to believe that Edzell’s arch was built to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 1887, but this is not the case.

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