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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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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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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An informative tour

A knowledgeable young man led us on an adventure through time to discover the history hidden in Brodie Castle. We enjoyed every room with all of the details and artifacts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Roger T
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A knowledgeable young man led us on an adventure through time to discover the history hidden in Brodie Castle. We enjoyed every room with all of the details and artifacts.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing and sharing your excellent experience. Glad to hear youenjoyed the tour. More 

Berks
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my kids (6 and 10), found the place very beautiful and the kids were fascinated to see how people used to live. Learned loads of interesting facts, brilliant visit.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Good to hear you and the children loved visiting our beautiful castle and found the tour informative. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The grounds were beautiful however I couldn't recommend going inside to anyone. There was a wedding on that day and they couldn't handle the wedding and the tours. Me and my friend went in the tea room to start with and a member of staff was in the kitchen shouting at another member of staff it sounded very unprofessional. The... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, however I am disappointed that you did not contact me on the day of your visit to allow us to address any issues. Although I was working on that day I was unaware of any problems on the day of your visit, though co-ordinating tours and weddings can be challenging. Our tour always concentrates on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have passed this a number of times and thought we would stop off and visit - it was great - there was also car rally on the same day - what a bonus

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thank you, glad to hear you enoyed thw castle and the car rally - an annual event held by the Historic Wheels Club. More 

Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

WOW Scotland took our non-cruise ship organized tour off the beaten path to Brodie Castle. No crowds!! The docent gave an insightful recounting of the history of the castle's occupants. Would have liked more time explore the grounds. Please do yourself the pleasure of purchasing a freshly baked scone, slathering it with local butter and jam...and savor every bite!!

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Our Wow tours for cruise ship passengers are very welcome, glad you had time to enjoy the scones too. If you return to the area do come back and visit when you have time to see the grounds. More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited because of the good reviews about the tour... unfortunately we were not too impressed by the tour (loooong and over exhaustive), although the castle and the grounds are amazing. By the way you cannot avoid the tour and visit on your own. The car park is expensive. You cannot take photos inside.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing. Sorry to hear you didn't like the tour. The tour covers a lot of rooms - and lots of stairs, it can be difficult to find a balance between short and long tours to please everyone. Car park is free to members, otherwise £2 for all day parking, identical to nearby forestry car parks. No charge for... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a morning walk from Brodie Inn, to castle, it was not open but was a good morning walk, pasture and forest

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. It is a lovely walk from Brodie village to the castle. The grounds are open during daylight hours. More 

Barrhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are NTS members so did not have to pay for the privilege to visit the castle and grounds. However, the castle is well looked after and the tour is very informative. The cafe is nice, so is the shop. The best about the castle though is the grounds. Plenty to do to keep the children occupied and happy.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed the castle and grounds. Lots of outdoor attraction for everyone, we aim to improve upon it every year. More 

Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the guided tour of this fascinating tower house. Full of interesting items. However, Margaret our tour guide was the star of the show. Her enthusiasm and wit brought history to life. What an asset she is to the place

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - Margaret is one of the treasures we have at Brodie, we'll pass on your compliment. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brodie castle is packed full of history and amazing artworks. We booked a family tour and our guide was brilliant, passionate and knowledgeable about every item in the place! He was fantastic with my two children and kept them interested. The adventure playground is also very good for all ages of child.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing. Great to hear you and your family enjoyed your tour. Toddlers to teenagers can enjoy the playground. Lots to do in the grounds too with various trails. More 

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