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Broughty Castle

Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 2PE, Scotland
01382/436-916
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Ranked #13 of 30 Attractions in Dundee
Type: Castles, Museums
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

this was a totao surprise . It was recommended by a fellow guest in our hotel the castle was most interesting and it was a bonus as it was free. the views from the top are awesome .

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Interesting visit with free admission. great views from the top floor. The winding staircase may be a problem for some.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Interesting castle with gorgeous views! Definitively worth seeing if your in Broughty Ferry - and it's free!

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This small seaside castle has been extended and refurbished over time, and is largely complete, as a great example of Scottish castle architecture. It boasts a free museum over several floors, with informative displays and helpful guides. One big plus feature was the pod of dolphins about half a mile out to sea which could be clearly seen by anyone... More

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Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well worth a short detour. The building is nicely situated in what must have been an important defensive position by the sea. There's a free museum in the castle with different exhibits on each floor. We particularly enjoyed the exhibition of life in Broughty in the past. The climb to the top is worth the effort for the fine view... More

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13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Mixed party, loved it. Free to get in to a museum on each floor. Access by stone spiral staircase! Our favourite was the armoury on the top floor with the view point. The cannons in the grounds were a surprise - I visited in the seventies and must have seen these "bollards" on the nearby harbour.

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Cumbernauld, Glasgow
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

On a recent visit to Carnoustie we spent the morning on way home in Broughty Ferry and thoroughily enjoyed this little town. Previously visited in howling rain but this visit was beautiful sunshine although windy. Nice place to have a wander and also to walk along the beach of path is very pleasant. Wonderful playpark for kids. Castle is also... More

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England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This free museum is in a wonderful spot on the north bank of the Tay estuary. The building itself is imposing and has had an interesting past. It houses very well presented displays on local history, natural histor back to the dinosaurs and a local art collection by Victorian artists. There is a room with a self-service coffe machine, although... More

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Croydon, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Glad we stopped here to see the history behind the castle Disappointed in the lack of refreshments available. Particularly at such an attractive setting

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Boys enjoyed the castle and the winding stairs good views also worth a visit. Easy access and scenic.would go bk.

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