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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 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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Great castle

This is such a lovely place make sure you take the guided tour or you will miss so much.It is in great condition and so is the furniture

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is such a lovely place make sure you take the guided tour or you will miss so much.It is in great condition and so is the furniture

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Falkirk, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First time here. Was not disappointed - well worth a trip. Parking (paying) near at hand. Lovely grounds to walk in, beautiful pond to walk/cycle round, great children's play area (safely enclosed) and a lovely little tearoom with tables and chairs outside. Very chid friendly - lots of space to run. Dogs allowed.

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A National Trust of Scotland property with extensive grounds. There are conducted tours of the Castle that was built in three major phases, the last in the Victorian era. The rooms show an interesting range of styles and moving between the various phases of construction is a bit like being in a three-dimensional maze. There is an impressive plaster ceiling... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Interesting visit. The main disappointment was the lack of information provided about the very many pictures. Apart from the family portraits in the dining room we were told virtually nothing other than to visit again when they had a specialist art tour. I appreciate that in a general tour there is limited time available but some guidance as to which... More 

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was about 30 years since we last visited Brodie Castle, when Ninian, the Brodie of Brodie, himself was seated in the drawing room and invited us to play the grand piano ('it's a piano that's dying to be played'!) - we didn't, as we couldn't!! This time, we were part of a guided tour, which took about an hour... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. We try to keep to the spirit of how Ninian Brodie liked the house to be presented - the grand piano can still be played on a tour. There are occasionally concerts when the piano is still used, still has a lovely sound. There's not too many piano players around but come back before 30... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It would have been more helpful to state the castle was closed Friday and Saturday more clearly and before I paid £2 to park. Due to this I made sure we enjoyed the walks available, the Coffee shop was closed, it seemed, as the castle was. so after the selection of walks we were forced to leave to find sustenance... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Opening days and times vary but are clearly displayed on the front of the pay machine. Parking is free to members but many visitors are happy to pay the charge in order to enjoy the walks in the grounds with no time limit on parking. Grounds and paths do require maintenance, the revenue from parking is a valuable contribution. Inside... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really great experience. Excellent tour guide. You gave to go in to appreciate - and it covers 5 centuries of occupation. Don't bother with walled garden as does not really exist!

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Great to hear you had a wonderful tour. The walled garden has heritage varieties of vegetables and fruit trees, flowers including a wild flower area and the daffodil beds which feature the Brodie daffodils bred by the 24th Brodie of Brodie. There is also a grass maze and a seating area but much of it remains to be developed. Our... More 

Ayr
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I'd love to tell you all about the castle,and the shop and the tearoom,but when I went last Saturday guess what? It was SHUT! On a Saturday. In June! Never going back.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

We open 7 days in April, July & August, 5 days in May, June, September and October. These have been the opening days for several years now. Previously Saturdays, a changeover day for those on holiday, had the lowest visitor numbers. Our shop and servery, normally open, had been closed due to staff illness. Sorry you were disappointed, unfortunately we... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Last came here around twenty years ago when we were escorted by Brodie himself, this is one of the most complete historical buildings we have visited with (apparently) only two pieces of furniture and content which are not part of Brodie's original collection. We found the tour and guide very informative. If you have time you may explore the grounds... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Brodie did enjoy meeting visitors and showing them his home, Most of the contents are original to Brodie and we try to keep it much as it was when he lived here. Delighted to hear you think we are staying faithful to his vision for Brodie. More 

Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The tours here are guided. Arrived just after the last tour of the day had started so we were given a slight discount and someone took us up to the tour group. It's unfortunate that pictures inside aren't allowed to help with the memory details, but there were a lot of nice artifacts inside and an interesting history. The outside... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. In common with other NTS photos are not allowed inside. The guide book contains many excellent photos and there are several available as postcards. As well as the pond walk there are walks throughout the grounds, a shrubbery garden beside the castle and a walled garden you can visit. More 

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Additional Information about Brodie Castle

Address: Address: Off A96 | 20 Miles East of Inverness, 4 Miles West of Forres, Forres IV36 2TE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1309 641371
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Forres
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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