Built in 1567 by Clan Brodie but destroyed by fire in 1645 by Clan Gordon. Rebuilt and the Brodie family lived here until 2003 when Ninian Brodie died. He had already transfered the castle to the National Trust for Scotland and they allowed him to live out his days here. A family feud started after he has sold the castle to the National Trust and because of this the old family wing of the castle is a holiday let and no Brodie is allowed to live here - very sad. I read up about it all when I came home and it seems the castle was in a bad state of repair and no money so Ninian Brodie felt he had no choice but to sell to the National Trust, you got to feel for the family though losing their inheritance, I don't blame them being annoyed. You have to have a guided tour of the castle and our guide was brilliant, they are all volunteers but their knowledge and professionalism is amazing. Very enjoyable visit, fantastic history, would recommend.
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