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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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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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Generations of memories in one place

Loved the story of this castle and the fact that you were able to see it just as the last of the Brodie family had left it. The oldest book in the impressive library dated to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the story of this castle and the fact that you were able to see it just as the last of the Brodie family had left it. The oldest book in the impressive library dated to the 1500's! Incredible. Being able to walk through the magnificent rooms and imagine the lives of the people who lived here over the centuries... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Historic house which claims to have been in one families ownership since consructed 1257? £10.50 to get in if youcan as the door latch is UNDER the door handle which is not visible except to five year olds and catches everyone out . Good tour plently of history lots of detail . Plaster work in dining room worth a look... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Historic house with a historic latch! There is a notice by the handle to alert you. Good you enjoyed the tour. The records of the family being on this site go back to the 13th century, though Brodies are thought to have been here before that. The present building has a date stone of 1567, one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You get the feeling how hard even for reasonably well off people life was 200 years ago. The tea room was very nice and reasonable and the Victorian kitchen gives a good impression how to cook without microwave and food processor. We skipped the tour in for of the gardens and the playground. I went for family memory reasons as... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing. Seeing just the kitchen does give you a good insight to life in the 19th century. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the playground and grounds. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Due to having a 2 year old, doing a guided tour of anything is pointless, so this review is based solely on the grounds. The play park is great very modern and clean. I found the gardens to be a little disappointing, alot of nts properties have much prettier gardens than this. The staff in the café were very pleasant.... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we do our best to provide families with small children a quick tour, depending on how busy we are on the day. Good to hear you liked the playground, our garden is mainly laid out as a shrubbery with lots of grounds where you can follow trails in the woodland and round the pond. I'll pass... More 

Sheringham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Eleanor showed another couple and my friend and me round the castle. She made it very interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Went in the cafe afterwards and despite me pointing out my cup and my milk jug were dirty the young lady did not offer to change them.

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing. Good to know you enjoyed Eleanor's tour. Apologies that your cup wasn't changed, our commercial dishwasher does do a very hot wash, sadly there can sometimes be persistent tea stains. I have spoken with our tearoom staff regarding this. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the tour with Tony as our host. We have been to many NT houses and castles with more tours than I care to remember but this was something special! Tony was fantastic not only did he know the history of Brodie inside out but he managed to bring the stories alive with great wit and humour. The castle has... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. Delighted that you enjoyed the tour guide's presentation and the castle itself. We are fortunate to have the contents belonging to the house and the family, giving it a homely atmosphere though rich in treasures and the art collection. More 

Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Castle with friends in mid July. We arrived 10 mins. late for an escorted tour of the property but were told at the reception area that we could join the group and could then join a later group to catch up with what we had missed. The tour started quite pleasantly with very informative information about the... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We do occasionally offer visitors the opportunity to join a tour recently started if space allows to prevent a wait, as happened on the day you visited when we were short staffed. You are free to wait if you prefer. Lego figures are on display high out of children's reach, children touching is something we would... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was quite interested in the history of the castle a bit pricey and you have to pay to park, very good to see how people lived around that time, a little bit awkward to get around some parts if you have a bit of difficulty with mobility but that is due to the age of the building, but overall... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Entry price is comparable with similar properties though free to NTS and NT members. There are lots of stairs in a tower house, we do our best to help by providing chairs where you can rest in the rooms. Glad to know it was worth the effort. Hope you rewarded yourself with a break in the... More 

Albrighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour of the castle. The guide was knowledgable and you really got a sense of the history and characters that lived there. The building and interior are stunning. I highly recommend a visit

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. Delighted with your good recommendation. Lots to see so do visit us again. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip to the castle and well worth it especially as National Trust members, so free entry, don't however forget to pay for car parking £2.00. The tour of the house is very worthwhile and our guide spoke to us personally and not like she had done this hundreds of times before. Walking in the gardens and... More 

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing, pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The rebuilt garden wall does look amazing, should be good for the next hundred years we hope! Just a small part of our annual maintenance. More 

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