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Brodie Castle

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Address: Off A96 | 20 Miles East of Inverness, 4 Miles West of Forres, Forres IV36 2TE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1309 641371
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A clan chief's treasure house, generations of Clan Brodie have lived and...
A clan chief's treasure house, generations of Clan Brodie have lived and died within Brodie Castle. On the tour can be seen a letter from Robert the Bruce, the coronation robe worn by Queen Adelaide in 1831, antique furniture and ceramics and an extensive art collection, including three works by the Scottish Colourists. This 16th-century castle is a slice of Scottish history not to be missed. There's plenty to discover outside the castle too. The 71 hectare estate has landscaped gardens, a large pond, a walled garden, a woodland walk, an adventure playground and a nature trail with observation hides for watching wildlife.
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Lovely Castle

Enjoyed my visit to Brodie Castle. The Tea room was very nice, we had tea and some scones. Slightly disappointed because the only cake they had was cupcakes. Very well presented... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my visit to Brodie Castle. The Tea room was very nice, we had tea and some scones. Slightly disappointed because the only cake they had was cupcakes. Very well presented tour, however because we were in a large group it was hard to get into a room properly to see before we moved on to the next room. Lovely... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I really enjoyed our tour of Brodie Castle - mostly due to the wonderful guide who made each room come alive! I really appreciate it when the castles provide narrated tours - it really helps you to envision life lived in these magnificent pieces of history. Take some time to walk around the lush grounds!

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent rating. We have lots of enthusiastic guides who love to share their passion for Brodie Castle and Scottish history. Their stories of the family who lived here and life in bygone days does help to bring the history to life. More 

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The tour is very informative and enjoyable, the staff are really articulate. A very interesting place to visit

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, delighted that you enjoyed your tour. More 

Nairn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When our organiser said we were staying in a castle for our annual golf week, I thought it would be cold and uncomfortable I couldn't have been more wrong. The place is immaculate and each room was very comfortable, the kitchen fantastic and the dining room like something out of a novel. Only 1 major flaw 11 golfers only 1... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, good to hear you loved your stay. We hope to have extra shower provision in place before next year, do check with us again before your next visit. As you say, the Laird's Wing is warm and welcoming, a really special place for a holiday or get together. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This castle is close to my parents place in Nairn so decided to look at it before travelling home. The viewing of the castle is by tour only. The tour lasts about 1 hour and is well worth it. This tour has to be one of the most detailed and informative tours I've been on. Covering so much of the... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, all our guides are keen that our visitors should enjoy the castle as much as we do! Lots to see with rooms over four floors packed with many treasures. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The guided tour was excellent - the guide clearly enjoyed her subject and highly informed. The cafe sold delicious food, although as usual for the Trust it was not cheap, and the staff very welcoming. (Small point: perhaps the toilets could be divided into male and female rather than unisex as it always means the seats up and piddle round... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on our guided tours and on the tearoom. We are always delighted to hear how much our tours are appreciated. Soups are freshly made, served with local bread. Scones and cakes are all baked each day by our staff. As such we feel that it is good value for a quality product. The main... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I'm not usually a fan of guided tours, but I think Brodie Castle may just have converted me! Our guide, Margaret, was really knowledgeable about the property and it's history, and answered all of our questions. Tour takes about an hour then another 15 mins takes you round some self guided rooms. We were fortunate that our tour started about... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Our guides are a committed and enthusiastic team, we frequently have visitors tell us they enjoyed the tour despite their reservations! Thanks for your review, do come back and enjoy the grounds another time, there is always something to enjoy both inside and out. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

2nd place on our NTS membership - Great tour around the castle, kids given a challenge to find things in every room too so kept them occupied so I could enjoy it! Grounds are lovely to walk around. Play area outside for kids is large and kids used it - ages from toddler to teens. You can grab a coffee... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. Good to hear you and your family enjoyed the castle tour, the grounds and our lovely tearoom. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited on Monday 20th April and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Guide was very good and kept us interested the whole way through the tour. He was very gracious and didn't seem to mind me interrupting with an inquiry about Charles the first and the Lord Protector. Unfortunately we were the last tour of the day and weren't able... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for feedback. We welcome questions from visitors and will do our best to answer them. Sorry you missed the shop, perhaps you will be able to take in the shop and tearoom on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

As a family of 7 (2 teenagers & 3 under 6) it is normally difficult to find something for everyone. Brodie castle's easter egg hunt was a big hit, very well run and reasonably priced. Thank you to everyone at Brodie castle.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time - as we did! Lots of families visiting the grounds and the castle, enjoying the Easter egg trail, the craft stalls, children's amusements and the playground. This was our busiest Easter ever, apologies to those who came after our allocation of eggs ran out on Monday afternoon. We hope to do it... More 

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