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Broughty Castle

Address: Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 2PE, Scotland
Phone Number: 01382/436-916
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Ranked #9 of 25 Attractions in Dundee
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks, Museums

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Visited the castle on a few occasions and on a summers day there is no better place to be. Beach is lovely and didnt lose my toes when paddling lol. Lovely big park for the kids also and if you enjoy fishing well worth wetting a line in the Tay. If its warm remember the swim wear for both beach... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
172 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Castle is old and has lots of history and various alterations have taken place over time. Its unusual in having either 3 or 4 levels (can't remember which), inside is a small museum housed on the different levels. I liked it alot. The little beach next to it is fantastic on a warm day, a bit windy though.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice for a wee visit, positioned perfectly at the mouth of the Tay. Free entry so can't complain, pity your not allowed to go to the top and view from there, would be breathtaking.

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Vernon, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great castle in Broughty Ferry. Beautiful location on the harbour. Lovely walk on a sunny day. It is free to visit inside when open.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Brilliant place to go especially on sunny day as you can see right over to Tayport from the ramparts the museum is very interesting depicting local history of the whalers with an art exhibition. Both inside and outside has a lot to offer. Definitely worth visiting and guess what ... it is free!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As Far as castles go this is the best ever. Windswept, bleak and closed . For me it summarised the "Scottish castle". Asking local passers by for information about the castle I was met by blank stares or some local dialect I could not understand. Grunts really. I imagine it was the sort of response the Romans got back in... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This castle has an fabulous situation on the harbour in Broughty Ferry and it is a real local icon. It is a great place to visit both inside and out and if you can summon the energy to climb to the top floor you will be rewarded with great views of the Tay Estuary and the coast of Fife. Each... More 

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Arbroath
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was lovely to visit Broughty Castle today! The grounds are open to the public as it the majority of the castle with free admission. Once inside you have amazing views of Fife and the surrounding area. This is truly a monument for the area to be proud of!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Got to consider the price when you review something - for a free attraction this place is fantastic! Good little museum in the tower. Nice wall to wander round, great views across the Tay. And its free!!!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is an unexpected gem with something new to experience on each floor. Here you can find out about Broughty Life, Discover Life on the Land, Visit an Art Gallery and a Military Museum and view the surrounding area from the Observation Room. And all this is FREE!!! Well worth a visit.

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