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Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

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Address: Brodick KA27 8HY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 844 493 2152
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Activities: Walking, Viewing wildlife
Description: The quintessential Victorian ‘Highland’ estate, Brodick Castle, Garden...
The quintessential Victorian ‘Highland’ estate, Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park on the Isle of Arran is the perfect place for a family day out.Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell mountain, the grand red sandstone Scottish baronial-style castle has stunning views over Brodick Bay to the Firth of Clyde. The grounds and surrounds are worthy of a visit alone – from the W A Nesfield-influenced landscaped gardens to the woodland trails, wildlife ponds and waterfalls, there’s plenty to explore outdoors in Britain’s only island country park. Brodick Castle is packed full of treasures too – it’s renowned for its impressive collections of period furniture, silverware, porcelain, paintings and sporting trophies.
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Beautiful castle

Very helpful and informative staff. Grounds lovely to walk around and lots to see in the castle itself. Had a quick lunch in the cafe which was fine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Very helpful and informative staff. Grounds lovely to walk around and lots to see in the castle itself. Had a quick lunch in the cafe which was fine.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The castle and gardens are situated a ten minute drive or a 30-40 minute walk depending on pace from brodick village so are convenient for, and popular with, day trippers. From spring there is a charge for visiting the gardens only and a combined charge if you also wish to visit the castle. In winter the castle is closed but... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The gardens at the castle are wonderful. We spent a good hour looking through all the different types of flowers. We then had a bite to eat at the cafe and went inside the castle which was very well laid out.

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Sedona, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Talk about views! Afternoon tea on the terrace with the chaffinches and wagtails can't be beat. Nor can the Banoffie Pie or the Millionaires. The service is true Scottish warmth with a dash of Scottish wit on the side. Afterwards a stroll through the rough garden or simply waste on hour sitting on the bench nestled into the shrubs and... More 

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scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The castle is shut in winter but can stroll round the grounds for free . Unfortunately the adjoining Wineport bar is shut in the winter.

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dumbarton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Castle was not open as we visited in November but the grounds were beautiful and the bronze house was worth a look

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Gourock
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We arrived at 10:45 and saw the notice advising that the ticket office would open at 11am (off season). We left at 11.10 as the ticket office was locked..

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Castle and grounds visited every year. An opportunity for my wife to have a brief play on the grand piano. This year we attended a "secrets tour" which revealed a little more of the castle that the normal visitors do not see.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Whilst visiting close friends on the Island of Arran we took a drive over to Brodick castle. Set in beautiful grounds and well tended gardens we enjoyed our tour of the lovely building. It's history and interesting stories were enjoyed by all the group. We ended our trip with tea and lovely cakes in the cafe.

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Six of us including my 4 year old grandson spent a super day at Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran during a short break from Manchester and were delighted with both the castle interior as well as the garden and grounds.The staff in the castle were all very helpful and always willing to answer any questions we needed to... More 

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