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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Wonderful country visit

Have visited many times both inside the castle and the grounds. Something for everyone and they have great external events too from crafting to car rallys.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carris1975
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited many times both inside the castle and the grounds. Something for everyone and they have great external events too from crafting to car rallys.

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Thank Carris1975
PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks you for your kind words. As you say, something for everyone, in the castle and in the grounds. Glad to hear you enjoy the events, look out for more events this year starting with a family favourite, the Easter Egg Hunt. Hope to see you back at Brodie soon! More 

Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been here for years but it was lovely. A beautiful lived in ancestral home. Plenty to see to while away a wet afternoon. With the added extra of beautiful grounds to explore when the weather is nice. Even on a not so nice day it's worth a walk through the woodland garden to the pond. Dogs are welcome too... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review. We look forward to seeing you back next season to enjoy the delights of the tearoom, the castle and the grounds. More 

Zagreb, Croatia
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The Brodie Castle is not as impressive as the Edinburgh Castle, Eilean Donan, or the Rock of Cashel (in Ireland), but it has its own charm and one of the best-organized guided tours my family and I have taken part of. The lady which acted as our guide was great - she talked about the (former) castle inhabitants as if... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review of your great family tour. We try to be impressive inside, with lots of art and antiques and stories of the family who lived here. Can't compete with exotic locations - you''l find lots of wow factor right here though! More 

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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I'm new to the area and heard that there would be a Christmas fair at the castle. The car park was incredibly full and the overflow was very muddy (heavy rainfall the previous 2 days), but this was not going to deter the Christmas shoppers. They had planned the route of the Christmas stalls really well, so you also got... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Our Christmas Fair is a very popular annual event, glad you enjoyed it. Do come again once we are open next season to see all of the castle and hear to stories of the family who lived here. The grounds are always open during daylight hours all year so you can enjoy a walk here any time. Thanks for reviewing. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This place is an incredibly rare look at a castle. Perfect really. It started out as a tower keep. Then they just kept building on...over centuries. Brodies have been there a very long time. Topping it all off, the family walked away from it fully furnished and outfitted when they donated it to The National Trust. (PS, going to Scotland?... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, good to know you enjoyed Brodie. As you say, it is well worth buying a Discovery Ticket for all National Trust for Scotland properties at the start of your holiday or better still support our work by joining as members. You can join online before your visit or support your favourite property by joining on... More 

Forres, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a beautiful little castle and very well kept. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and are happy to answer questions. Watch out for the nursery room up in the attic, I got the weirdest creepy feeling! Maybe it was the castle ghost lol

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Our guides are all lovely people - let's hope the free spirits are too! We've no reports of unhappy ghosts, there is a tale of a little ghost dog on the upper floors though only a very few ever feel anything. Generally Brodie has been a happy home to many generations. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Really beautiful castle that looks fantastic in the sunshine we had on the day of our trip. Could not believe how beautiful the inside was . Made to feel welcome and I'll guide was very interesting and informative and lovely tearooms

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks, glad to hear you enjoyed the castle on a lovely day. Nearby Kinloss weather station has reported the highest sunshine hours in Britain for the month of October! Our tearoom shines as a little gem every day, great food served with a smile. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A great guided tour by Trevor over a couple of hours gave a brilliant insight into not only the history of the Castle but also some of the local and not so local landed gentry. gardens are stunning also.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. Delighted to hear that you had a great tour with Trevor, learning something of the history of the house and the Brodie and other families and enjoyed the gardens. More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Fine example of a family residence designed to keep out unwelcome neighbours and relatives. Packed with really impressive art, furniture and sundry artefacts. The grounds (under extensive conservation) are well worth a stroll and there is an adventure playground to occupy the more lively younger persons. The restaurant serves good simple food and snacks. Definitely worth a detour if you... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience of Brodie, enjoying the castle, the tearoom and the grounds. We are only just of the main A96, well worth a small detour. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Was at Brodie Castle for a family wedding party, it was a lovely venue within a fantastic setting, some of the family rented part of the castle for accomodation, the place looked great.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing, we do our best to make it a special day for every couple. Good to know you had a wonderful wedding and enjoyed staying in the Laird's Wing, it's ideal for family gatherings of any kind. More 

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