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Broughty Castle Museum

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Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the River Tay. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, it has faced many sieges and battles. Today, it houses fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and...more
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Castle Approach | Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 2TF, Scotland
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All reviews spiral staircase several floors free entry observation room well worth a visit tay estuary local wildlife no lift historic scotland interesting history free attraction small shop surrounding area worth the climb sunny day couple of hours armoury
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Broughty Castle on the bank of the River Tay is well preserved, which is rare in Scotland where most castles are ruinous following centuries of battles, especially with the English neighbours. Inside is a museum set up over four floors. It depicts the history of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank iainatsea
LACDundee, Assistant Administrator at Broughty Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed visiting us and thank you for your 4 star review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always a pleasure to visit the Ferry. There are several good cafes for lunch or brunch which we enjoyed on this occasion. It's a pleasant wee place for a wander round the shops and great if you are looking for a wee present for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank relaxedholidaygoer
LACDundee, Assistant Administrator at Broughty Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for comments about Broughty Ferry, we hope you took time out to visit us at Broughty Castle.

Reviewed 3 December 2018

We were quite surprised that entry was free to the castle and grounds. The castle enjoys a great location on the banks of the Tay Estuary overlooking the old train ferry harbour. The highlight is the gallery containing some of Orchar collection of Victorian paintings,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Not the best day to visit very cold rain windy rainbow all seasons we enjoyed castle free to visit stunning views

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Departure13447656890
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Tiny, but absolutely paccked with fabulous local history and a great place to get out of the rain. You can cast your mind back a few hundred years and marvel at the very brave hardy men who manned the castle during turbulent times

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank haggishunter12018
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

This free historic scotland castle was an unexpected find and really added to the beach walk. 4 or so levels each with interesting museum pieces be it wildlife, muskets or mammoth pieces and enclosed panorama view from top. amusing to think the cannons had been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank iainmcleod
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Super little castle, loads of interesting stuff and the staff were obviously passionate about their subject. This must be a terrific place for local schools etc. We thought it was great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aliske1959
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This may be a bit out of the way but it has a lot of local history to tell about the early days protection from invading forces and why the castle exists. Also check out why the area is called Broughty Ferry - when you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 30 October 2018

At a point on the Tay estuary a beuatiful spot in a great little town. Also has a small park next to it with kids go karts on the weekends.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dundeeb0y
Reviewed 26 October 2018

One perhaps can't moan too much about the museum at Broughty Castle considering it is free to get in. There is a fair bit to see over four floors, including a Broughty Ferry museum, an art gallery and an armoury, as well as a viewing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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