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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (53 reviews)
“tea room” (41 reviews)
“national trust” (28 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 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tour round Brodie Castle and the gardens, interesting history well told by our guide, he was informative and funny. We enjoyed the 5 estate walks. It is worth being a NT member, as it can be quite expensive for entry and parking.

Thank Ann281
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little castle with lots of interesting items and artworks. We went in the late Autumn and the colours in the grounds were beautiful. Our visit was made all the more special but our tour guide Margaret, very knowledge, warm and witty.

Thank ohtoseeitall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to check this castle out by a staff person at the Culloden Battlefield (his wife is activities director at the castle?) We are glad we did. (although the one lane road for most of the way was trepidatious, if pretty scenery ---...More

Thank Northwoods_Chickie
Lisa H, Public Relations Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your very comprehensive review - very much appreciated. The team at Brodie Castle take great pride in looking after each visitor and making sure they have the best visitor experience at Brodie. Great that you have also...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited with some relatives over on holiday and got off to a frustating start as the car park machine was faulty (not that you should have to pay for parking on top of the price of admission!). We paid inside after a drawn-out sales...More

Thank librarian4kids
Lisa H, Public Relations Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response and sorry to hear your dissatisfaction with the tour at Brodie. As the Trust relies on membership to maintain the historical properties and the extensive grounds, this is a strong aspect and benefits visitors by then allowing free access to...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Our daughter has wanted to visit a Scottish castle for many years but we never seemed to manage to be in Scotland when they were open. This year we managed to find Brodie Castle which is open most of the year, so we went to...More

1  Thank gilliandeller
Lisa H, Public Relations Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and delighted that your daughter chose Brodie as her Scottish castle to visit! Brodie is now open all year round, so as you are members, you can visit any time for free, along with the multitude of other properties within...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Lovely castle, definitely worth seeing. However our tour guide was a negative influence over the castle- left knowing more about the guide herself than the castle. Children were encouraged to look for LEGO men, to make it more child- friendly. However, this guide used it...More

Thank Cameron B
Lisa H, Public Relations Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for leaving your review of Brodie Castle. We are genuinely disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy the guided tour as much as you may have wished. Our Tour Guides always receive glowing praise for their efforts with visitors of all ages and...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

This tall, grand building dating from the 16th century is near to Nairn. The first floor dining room is very impressive with a very ornate ceiling and paintings of the Brody family. There are also rooms such as bedrooms, nursery, kitchens and a laundry area...More

Thank angelaofcastleton
Lisa H, Public Relations Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a Trip Advisor Review for the team at Brodie Castle. Brodie Castle relies in large part, to our excellent team of volunteers who shall be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit Perhaps consider a...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We gave up waiting for the tour to start. Arrived for opening on Monday morning. First of all we joined the NTS, this was dealt with very quickly. We were then asked to wait to join the tour to see the house which was due...More

1  Thank japhot
Lisa H, Public Relations Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your feedback on Brodie Castle. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not enjoyable at Brodie. We aim to make the tours as enjoyable for everyone as we possibly can, thus waiting for some additional people to arrive who...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We were in Scotland and Ireland in 2017 for a month, and are returning in 2018 as both countries are so lovely in the people and all they have to offer. Brodie Castle is a special inspiration to me - during the tour they offered...More

Thank Mctalker
Lisa H, Public Relations Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

A wonderful story and one we shall continue to follow with interest, for your return visit in 2018. Thank you for your review and please do share any images you have on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Many, many thanks!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited Brodie Castle on a wonderful winters sunny day only to find it was closed for the season . It was our own fault in not checking . Never the less it is still a beautiful place to go for a walk around the...More

Thank Ronnie M
Lisa H, Public Relations Manager at Brodie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Brodie Castle. Brodie Castle remains open all year so there should not have been any issues gaining entry to the castle as well as the gardens. We do hope you can return and visit us also at...More

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kclos2013
20 August 2017|
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Hi, only service dogs are allowed within the castle. Dogs under control are welcome in the grounds. Water is provided by the outdoor seating area outside the shop. We do ask that dogs are on leads on the walk around the pond... More
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jcrossBdV
16 July 2016|
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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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