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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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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 

Burghead
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In these days it was a great price to get in to the Car Park! Lots to do and a wonderful place to be with the young kids! A bit more toilets would be beneficial. In all a wonderful day out!

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

We enjoyed seeing so many families out enjoying the grounds in the sunshine, good to see you loved it too. The toilets at the stables were open, as well as the car park toilets and those by the shop. Next time we'll try to put up even more signs to direct people to those, as everyone queued for the toilets... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Don't expect to get into the castle. They seem to have very strange opening hours and lots of weddings and don't rely on the tearoom being open either. They have cut down all the lime trees. I do hope this was really necessary and not someone getting carried away with health and safety issues.They looked fine to me last summer.... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were disappointed at not finding us open in March. In common with most properties our official opening date is 1st April. This year we opened on Sunday 29 March. Weddings are essential to us to help towards annual maintenance costs, occasionally we are closed for a short time to facilitate this. The information can be found... More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It is still out of season for Brodie Castle, which is a National Trust for Scotland property, but we went for the walking. Through the castle grounds down to the lake and woods, in the woods is the family plots where Ninian Brodie and his family have name plaques on the walled family pot, it was so very peaceful to... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. There are lots of lovely walks around Brodie. If you're still in the area do have a walk through the shrubbery garden where there is a good display of the little wild daffodils or Lent Lilies, always the first to flower. More 

Monifieth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Just back from a 50th birthday four nights mid-week break at Brodie Castle near Forres. Very lucky with the weather at what was a great place to stay. Facilities were spacious & comfortable with well equipped kitchen where everything has been thought of. All seven bedrooms were of a good size with the four poster Blinkbonny bedroom a memory to... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

So glad to hear your party had a wonderful time at the Laird's Wing. It's a great location for a family get together or special occasion with many of the contents original to the castle, giving a true sense of 'living like a laird'. Property Manager More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Well, I am biased because my Grandmother was of the Brodie Clan. However, there were many unexpected treasures on display here, such as the Coronation Gown of an early English Queen. the gift shop was fantastic, with many affordable, beautiful items. I hear daffodil time is the best time, for the Earl of Brodie, a recent owner before the National... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Brodie does look wonderful in the spring when the daffodils are in bloom. There will be tours of the gardens with the gardener and her team in mid April when you can learn the history of the daffodil breeding and see many different varieties. If you... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We were visiting distilleries nearby and our group was scheduled for Dinnerat the castle. We arrived to be greeted by a wonderful bagpiper, and given a tour of the castle by local authority. Great cocktails by The Glenfiddich and local fare driven dinner.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your evening at Brodie. It's a great place for an authentic Scottish dinner, complete with whisky tasting, tour and bagpipes. I'm sure your group had a wonderful time. Property Manager More 

Hemel Hempstead
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited on spec, lady on reception didn't want to bring the ramp for my wheelchair so I could gain admission to the castle. Result was that I left very disappointed that I couldn't view the castle and at her lack of helpfulness to a disabled guest.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

We are very disappointed to hear of your experience as we do strive to deliver a good customer experience at Brodie Castle. There is a wheelchair climber that can give access to the first floor. This requires advance booking. There is a single step down to the entrance, then a single step to the library and to the guardchamber, also... More 

Kingston, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your tour. One misapprehension however, there is still a Brodie of Brodie (the 27th clan chief) but not in residence at the castle. You can however enjoy a holiday in the apartments where the late Ninian Brodie lived until 2003. Fine art, antique furniture and centuries of history make this huge apartment a splendid place... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your tour with one of our wonderful guides. We were fortunate to have a very busy October and try to respond with extra tours whenever possible. We would love to see you again in April, perhaps during our daffodil weekend when the gardens team will be leading tours of the garden. Ian Brodie was famed as a... More 

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