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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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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 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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Very informative visit

We visited with our son and daughter in law and their children. We spent time in the grounds which were excellent for children with a wealth of places to hide! My wife and I went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Cheltenham
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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited with our son and daughter in law and their children. We spent time in the grounds which were excellent for children with a wealth of places to hide! My wife and I went on a conducted tour of the castle which was extremely interesting and informative. A great day out.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we do have lots of places for children to explore as well as tranquil spots where you can sit and enjoy the grounds. Most of our visitors are delighted with the tour, thank you for letting us know. More 

Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved the guided tour of this fascinating castle. With two boys aged 11 and 13 we were worried that they may become bored but they weren't particularly with the spotting the figures in each room. The guide was very friendly and informative with some lovely tales of the family and the castle. We then enjoyed a picnic while... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thank you, glad you enjoyed a lovely day out with your family. The castle itself, the gardens and grounds, pond walk and adventure playground all go together to making a visit to Brodie a perfect day out. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It started well in that it was 23 degrees and sunny which is not what you always expect to find in the Highlands! We parked our car in Brodie Countryware which is a restaurant and shopping complex a half mile walk from the castle entrance. We then took the scenic walk to the castle through the wood. We popped into... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Lovely to hear that you had a family tour, we do this whenever we can though not always possible. There are often young children on tours, only the parents can tell if their child is suited to a tour. Searching for the Lego men in the rooms is a good distraction for younger ones. Lots to... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

From the minute I saw this fine castle I knew it would be good and I was right. Its £2 a day to park (NT members are free with a sticker). On arrival my wife and I were greeted by a pleasant lady who explained there was a tour of the building in twenty minutes which we booked on. We... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Great to hear that you enjoyed the castle tour and joined as NTS members. This give you free entry and car parking at all of our properties, plus all NT properties. Joining at your favourite property also gives it a financial boost so thanks for that. Enjoy your membership, in the UK or in countries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Don't be fooled by the plain exterior of this imposing castle. Inside an incredible journey, with fascinating interiors and furniture/ornaments/paintings awaits. Entry is by guided tour only, but this should not deter you from visiting - our guide was informative and kept the attention of both children for well over an hour. This is certainly somewhere we will visit on... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review. Good to hear that you and your family enjoyed the tour. As you suggest there is a lot to see, too much to take in on just one visit, I'm sure you will find more of interest next time. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I visited Brodie Castle a couple of days ago with my partner and two children aged 8 and 11, we were shown around by Archie who was lovely, he made the tour extremely interesting and was really chatty with my children. My eldest really enjoyed the castle and my youngest who isn't particularly a fan enjoyed looking out for all... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Delighted to hear that the whole family had a lovely day, enjoying the tour, the tearoom, the woodland walk, the playground and the friendly staff and volunteers. Many visitors return again and again, we look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area. More 

Aviemore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a woderful guide in Brodie Castle. Unfortunately we don't remember his name. (He was from Manchester). He told us a lot of interesting details from life of Brodie family. We liked his style - informative and with sense of humor. Thank you for pleasantly spent time :)

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Our guides all enjoy imparting their love of Brodie and making the tour interesting and informative for our visitors. Thanks for your review, good to hear you enjoyed it. More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very disappointed in Brodie castle. Has a family with small children the tour is so long and winded by the tour Tony. We only last 15 mins and were still in the first room. There was no open tour which should be more suitable for families with young children.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, whenever possible we have a guide to take families on a short tour. During busy periods we cannot always provide this service. As you can see from other reviews most of our visitors appreciate the guided tour. Parents can take the tour separately if time allows, there are excellent outdoor facilities for children with an adventure... More 

Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Do not be fooled into thinking that there's not enough in Brodie Castle to warrant a visit. Our guide, Archie, was superb as he took us from room to room. The castle has a long history, and so has each room, and most of the contents, too, so the stories were fascinating. I loved the lego figure hunt, which kept... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thank you, delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip. Enjoy the coffee and the wonderful home baking! Our friendly staff will be pleased to serve you again. More 

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We did not tour around the castle, (to hot and had the dogs with us) we just went for a picnic and to walk around the grounds which are great, cheap day out if you are on a budget and are not interested in looking around the castle we only had to pay car park fee.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The grounds are a joy to walk in at any time of year, free to NTS and NT members. Lots of room for families to explore, with a great playground and outdoor tables where you can enjoy either your own picnic or a snack from the shop or tearoom. Woodland walks and the shrubbery and... More 

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