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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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Interesting former family home in the Scottish hunting lodge style.

Entertaining 'find the bogle' hunt for children (and adults!) and some beautiful examples of furniture, paintings and architecture. The room guide sheets could be a bit more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Entertaining 'find the bogle' hunt for children (and adults!) and some beautiful examples of furniture, paintings and architecture. The room guide sheets could be a bit more professional and engaging rather than lists of paintings and artefacts but overall a great visit. Gardens are beautiful too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Brodick castle for lunch after climbing Goatfell. We felt that £29.50 was a bit expensive to enter the castle so we only visited the gardens and tearoom. The food was delicious home made soup, giant sausage rolls and home baking and scones was just what we needed after our climb, a stroll around the gardens revealed lots of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Membership of NTS makes this and many attractions great value! Entry and exit is via a very well stocked shop with a wide variety of items on offer. The access to the castle involves a short uphill climb but is well worth the effort! The castle has many interesting features and knowledgeable guides stationed throughout! Well worth a visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a stunning castle in Scotland, avoid Brodick. It's been done up and made into a posh résidence open to visitors. Maybe, it's a good place to visit with children thanks to the garden and the souvenir shop.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We’ve been on holiday to Arran many times since 1980 and a visit to Brodick Castle, and the adjoining gardens, has always been one of the highlights of our visits to the island. On this occasion because it was good weather we decided to only visit the gardens. There seemed little point in paying extra to go round the castle... More 

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and interesting a real look at the past and very peaceful in the gardens, try to fit in a visit if you have time

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very interesting castle, the guides in each room really knew their stuff, very informative and the tip about reading the junior information sheets was a good one, way more interesting than the adult sheets. The gardens are lovely , very nice for a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We took our granddaughters aged 8 and 11 to Arran. The whole trip was an adventure for them, starting with the ferry trip, then the ride on the open-topped bus to Brodick Castle. I had wondered if they would find going round the Castle boring, but was delighted to find that children were well catered for. At the start of... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Second visit to the Castle and still enjoy it. The kids love the various quizzes they offer for the different ages and we spent around 2 hours just plodding around the Castle taking it all in. The guides are a great help and have a some interesting facts about it's history. The gardens were well taken care of from what... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Do not miss it if in Arran, The Gardens and house, with it's period and original fittings and furniture are quite awesome.

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Address: Brodick KA27 8HY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 844 493 2152
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Brodick

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