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Brodie Castle

Off A96 | 20 Miles East of Inverness, 4 Miles West of Forres, Forres IV36 2TE, Scotland
+44 1309 641371
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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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“tea room” (54 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Off A96 | 20 Miles East of Inverness, 4 Miles West of Forres, Forres IV36 2TE, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After having a wonderful meal at Brodie we stopped at the castle.....wow what a lovely well preserved reminence to walk around. My brother has a drone and I must say was quite amazing to see aerial views of this castle.....which I am sure not too...More

Thank Di L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Brodie Castle - it is well worth a visit if you are near by. We arrived and were told we could wander round the ground floor guard tower and kitchens as the next tour was leaving in about half...More

1  Thank Gi11yG
PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review and recommendation to visit. Whenever we can we limit tour sizes, difficult to do on very busy days, especially if we have any guiding staff off on that day. More volunteers always welcome! Our new garden project should be ready around...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Brodie Castle was constructed 400 years ago for the Clan Brodie, but is now a National Trust for Scotland attraction, so members go for free. You are required to visit by tour guide only, whom was delightful with her information of the Brodie Clan history....More

Thank Paul I
PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. Lots to see from a letter from Robert the Bruce written in 1311 to 20th century paintings - all belonging to the Brodie family. Glad you had an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good tour around Brodie Castle, which is the only way to see it. Our guide had good knowledge of the family history and of all the artefacts in the castle. The grounds are nice to walk in too.

Thank wigan1992
PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed both the castle tour and the grounds.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It isn't your usual castle but it is a real view of the local lords who lived in the area. The restoration on the building is very good and shows the care it receives from the volunteers. the only regret I had was not being...More

Thank csb1953
PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. As the home of the Brodie family since it was built and with the original contents it gives a genuine picture of their lifestyle. Although there is a no photos restriction you'll find lots in the guide book and as postcards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited a number of castles on our trip to Scotland. Brodie was one of the best. Staff/volunteers were very enthusiastic and helpful. The castle is beautiful. Wonderful rooms and contents. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thank Silverpablito
PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, delighted to hear you loved the castle and the staff and volunteers were helpful. We may be just a little bit biased - but we think Brodie is best too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had great time with guided tour, Elisabeth is informative. Nice and elegant decoration inside, I love the reading room (first room visited in tour). No photo inside at all! Google map made me confused! I took a no.11 bus from Inverness and got off bus...More

Thank JIBP
PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, good to hear you enjoyed Elizabeth's tour and the castle. Google map is accurate, your walk to the castle over the railway crossing is the shortest way from the bus stop, just 5 to 10 minutes walk.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early for the castle opening and had to wait quite a while. CHECK en trance times... it was 10:30 in May 2017, not 10 AM. The castle itself is worth the wait, unless you have to be someplace else. The tents they had...More

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PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. 10.30 is the regular opening time, however the grounds are always open for you to walk in. Tipis have become quite popular for wedding receptions as well as the more usual marquees. Glad you liked the castle.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to this place while visiting relatives in Nairn. They took us one Saturday morning, we managed to get a tour with a guide, who was very informative and had the right amount of humour to make the tour enjoyable. It was also interesting not...More

Thank Jack_me_lad
PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing. Good to hear you appreciated the tour and enjoyed the grounds. Try to visit mid April next time if you'd like to see the daffodils at their best.

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Excellent stop to make. Beautiful grounds and pond with swans. Hour long tour with facts going back to the 17th century.

Thank Roxanne M
PropertyManager51, Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thanks for your review. We hope to see some cygnets on the pond very soon. The Brodie family have been here around 800 years, this castle since 1567 so we have lots of stories to tell.

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jcrossBdV
I have read a lot of good feedback on the guided tour at Brodie Castle, is this included in the cost of the ticket?
17 July 2016|
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Response from PropertyManager51 | Property representative |
Yes, admission cost includes the guided tour. There are some areas you can visit without a guide. The tearoom can be accessed without paying for entry. Join National Trust for Scotland for free entry to all of our properties... More
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