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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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Lovely setting.

For a nominal car park charge you have full access to the gardens and grounds,to the tea room and shop. We didn't have time for the castle tour,but we will return in Spring to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Alness, United Kingdom
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Alness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a nominal car park charge you have full access to the gardens and grounds,to the tea room and shop. We didn't have time for the castle tour,but we will return in Spring to see the daffodil display, and go round the castle then. The grounds are great for picnics and free running children, and nice and flat for easy... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we look forward to seeing you again in Springtime. Lots of daffodils in April, there are usually daffodil walks one weekend when you can learn more of the history of the Brodie collection of daffodils. Look out for more information next year. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on the penultimate day of the season, and Susan Milne was our tour guide. Her knowledge of the family and castle's colourful history, was phenomenal. She gave an insight into the Brodie family, linking many features in each room visited, to the many individual family members, which made the tour more interesting. The stunning fireplace with its removable... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour and your visit to the tearoom. Lots of plans for new attractions next summer so do come back and see us next time you're in the area. More 

carlisle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely spell bound by the encyclopedic knowledge of the tour guide. This is a fascinating place to visit. Be warned though there are plenty of stairs to climb. The cafe also serves a very good range of home cooked food and cakes. Well worth a visit.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. Glad you appreciated your tour. No way to avoid stairs in a tower house, though we do have chairs in most rooms for those who wish to rest. Our guides and tearoom staff all love to do their best to make your visit enjoyable. More 

york
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came with my in-laws who were staying with us, the last time they came for a visit the castle was closed for winter so we were eager to see the castle. The grounds are beautiful and the house impressive, id be reluctant to call it a castle though. None of us, however were impressed with the... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Brodie is a 16th century fortified tower house, with later additions, that features on historical lists of castles in Scotland, once numbering between two and three thousand. We do hope to offer at least some days next season when you will be free to tour without taking a guided tour. This requires more staff so we... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A lovely house with a very informative guide, closed for the Winter now but worth visiting when they open again.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you back again when we open next season. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I stopped by here on a hunch as I had seen an advert for it at Culloden Battlefield. I wasn't disappointed. It is a guided tour. I don't normally do guided tours, but it was too late in the afternoon to seek out another attraction in the area. I had 20 mins before my tour so I went to the... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. Most visitors love the guided tour - and the scones - though we may offer some days with self guided tours next season. We look forward to welcoming you back in April to see the daffodils if you're in the area. More 

Forres, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day for cycle & stopped in past Brodie castle coffee shop & was surprised to see was nearly full at end of October ! Just had tea & one of Kathy's home baked empire biscuits. Mouth wateringly delicious ! All the other home bakes were tempting too. Julie never stood still with a great cheery welcome & attending to... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Kathy's wonderful baking is always in demand, we have lots of regular customers who come especially for that. We're open next for the Christmas fair in early December. Hope to see you back then, or else when we open again next season. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The tour of the castle is accompanied by a guide and I suppose how good it is depends on your guide. Our guide (Archie) was superb with plenty of information and anecdotes about the castle and the Brodie family. There is plenty to see with original furnishings and paintings. Apparently the last Brodie to live there made it a stipulation... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your guided tour. We may have some days next season when you can tour without a guide. Do check in advance for more information. More 

Falkirk, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We had a great time visiting the castle. Be aware that you can't just wander around on your own and you have to go on one of the accompanied tours - not a problem, just something to be aware of in case you prefer to do things on your own. The tour takes just over an hour. It's a wonderful... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. Good to know you enjoyed the tour of the castle, we may not have guided tours every day so check next season if visiting again. You can join as a member when you visit, this helps the property achieve its targets. More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Loved it! This was a great day out. Passed it many times on our way to Inverness and never had time to stop. We made a special trip there and it didn't disappoint. The grounds are beautiful, there's a nice play area for the kids, the tea room is great, the ladies that work there were very kind and helpful.... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. As we are just off the main road it is very easy to visit, many come just to enjoy the play area and grounds. Good to know that you all enjoyed the castle tour and tearoom too. W~e look forward to seeing you again now that you have found us! More 

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