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Brodie Castle

Off A96, Forres IV36 2TE, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Forres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We were visiting family in Scotland and with the weather fine had a ride out in the car, near Elgin we typed in places of interest and saw Brodie Castle and decided on a visit. It is not a castle like Warwick of such like rather a fortified house. Set in lovely ground which apart from a pay and display... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Our male tour guide (11th August) was informative and amusing - it was a brilliant tour full of facts and info that you would otherwise not have known. Well worth a visit and he coped admirably with our group who were over subscribed, after a few interlopers joined us as they obviously felt they couldn't wait for their allotted time

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Popped into Castle for a quick look and ended up staying for the one hour guided walk and lunch. Guide was friendly, knowledgeable and clearly loved her job. Felt untouched and ye olde worlde, lots of nice wee touches including the last clan chief's request to allow people to play the piano. Worth a visit.

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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visited Brodie on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 and was on the early afternoon tour at 1:15 pm. Our tour guide was fantastic (unfortunately do not remember his name) and he made the tour most enjoyable by pointing out and explaining details which we might otherwise have missed, he told us various anecdotes with a witty sense of humour, he... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was given a tour in a group-you can't stroll around on your own. It was interesting to imagine how people lived in times when you had to defend your castle by living on upper floors, and making access difficult to marauders. Nice panelled library. Cafe dark, on the ground floor.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited the castle on a rainy afternoon, hoping to visit the castle and then go to a whisky distillery. The castle is so beautiful that we never made it to the distillery. The visit is by guided tour only and our guide was very informative and enthusiastic. The visit lasted longer than an hour, something to bear in mind... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were lucky enough to arrive just before a tour began. The guide was really nice and informative, however we prefer to look at a property at our own pace. Another issue was that most of our group were overseas visitors & there was no translation for them. We felt this property would be enhanced by a self guided audio... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

National Trust Guide, Kirsty, gave us a very interesting insight into the Brodie family life over many years. She told us about various paintings and explained about the Brodie, Duff & Gordon family connections and had some intriguing stories to tell. It's a lovely old rambling fortified building with lots of stairs and rooms filled with pleasant furnishings. The kitchen... More

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Fife, Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I am a lover of history and wandering around castles and have visited a number as a national trust member and past historic Scotland member and although the castle was very nice and worth a trip I am not a fan of `forced` guided tours and much prefer to take my own time or not whatever the case maybe. Although... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My main purpose in visiting was to take my 2 teen daughters to the place connected to my great great grandmother. I visited some 19 years ago, not sure if it was the case then but unfortunately you can only be accompanied by a guide when looking through the Castle. The tour was very interesting but I would have liked... More

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