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Brodie Castle

Address: Off A96, Forres IV36 2TE, Scotland
Phone Number: 01309/641371
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Forres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Kingston, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A super guide gave us background on the time period(s) and the family who has been here all along - there is still a Brodie of Brodie in residence! Watch for the Pictish stone on the drive in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited Brodie Castle for the first time in mid October. Had to wait a bit for the tour to start and then because of numbers an "extra" tour was started so off we went with an exceptionally knowledgeable guide. He was interesting, knew the history of the castle very well, kept a good pace when going through the rooms and... More

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Scottish Highlands
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119 reviews 119 reviews
71 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Brodie Castle is a Scottish National Trust property, therefore admission fees are governed by the trust. Personally I think £11 a head was a little pricey, especially if you had to pay for a larger group. However, having said that, it was (on the whole) quite surprisingly enjoyable. As far as I am aware it is not possible to wander... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have visited the castle late October. The castle is very nice, unfortunately spoiled by the staff. We have waited half an hour before joined the 12:15 guided tour. The tour leader, Margaret told us to wait for the next tour( another 30 mins), because a big family came in with a lot of children, and therefore they will be... More

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Crossgates, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, quirky attractive castle and lots to see. The guided tour is really interesting and the tour guide kept our kids amused by a very clever treasure hunt. I would definitely pay this castle another visit because we didn't get to see the grounds or the adventure playground. Next time we'll make more time.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Pleased to be able to use our National Trust passes and to be given such a warm welcome. We started in the tearoom while waiting to join a tour the people serving were friendly and enthusiastic about what they were doing but also passionate about there place of work. Our tour and guide was brilliant and made the place come... More

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Cupar, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Arrived at Brodie Castle. Paid £2 to park, and walked into entrance only to be told shut as private tour on Friday,Saturdays. A sign on long drive or front door would gave been appropriate to visitors. Also a polite guide would have been better. Kids most disappointed. No wonder NTS in bother when closed on such obviously busy days. Not... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Laird's Wing/Apartment in Brodie Castle is something else!! It is like living in an environment which we normal people can only experience in our dreams, except it was not a dream. The National Trust for Scotland and in particular their staff at Brodie do everything to make this dream come true. The rooms are beautifully furnished in character with... More

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Freiberg am Neckar, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The castle itself can only be visited by tour - but this is the best choice anyway! Leslie our guide was fantastic: You will love it when she refers to some of the ladies who lived there as "Elisabeth #1 - CLOCK" and "Elisabeth #2 - NO CLOCK" throughout the 1-hour tour ;-) Also, the tearoom is worth a visit... More

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
83 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, and were rather surprised that we had to take a guided tour. The tour group was too large for comfort, and for the size of the property. The guide was very knowledgeable, but gave us too much information. Why can't guides simply point out the highlights in a room, and let the participants in... More

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