Brodie Castle

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Brodie Castle, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TE

    Discover the exquisite interior and treasures of the ancient seat of Clan Brodie.

    Located near Forres in Moray, this grand castle was originally erected by Clan Brodie in 1567 and remained their ancestral seat until 1980 when the National Trust took over ownership. It underwent an extensive period of expansion and renovation during the 1830s and 40s which transformed this 16th century tower house in to the grand Scots Baronial-style mansion standing today.

    Carefully restored by the National Trust, the castle’s rooms, passageway and towers are treasure troves of priceless antiques and unusual artifacts. Marvel at the magnificent vaulted guard house which retains the building’s original 16th century character, the splendid arched entrance hall and the library, the epitome of Victorian elegance.

    Other highlights include the ornate plaster ceiling of the opulent drawing room and charming vintage toys in the in the day nursery. Light refreshment can be found in the tearoom on the ground floor of the 1800s wing with the Victorian kitchen just beyond it. A shop is located at the back of the castle and to the rear of the courtyard lies an octagonal dairy.

    The 71 hectare estate boasts its own share of impressive features including dazzling displays of daffodils in springtime, an adventure playground, a natural trail with observation hides for watching wildlife, a walled garden and a Pictish monument  known as ‘Rodney’s Stone.’ The castle is also located near a small hill known locally as ‘Macbeth’s Hillock’ where the Shakespearean hero is said to have encountered the Weird Sisters.

    We do now have a large new adventure playground, opened one year ago, with play equipment from sand play and toddler swings for tinies to zip slide, mountain tower and board ride to cater for older children.  There is also a large, newly created outdoor seating area immmediately opposite the play area where parents can enjoy snacks and drinks from the servery in the shop adjacent to this.

    Last tour one hour before closing.

     

     

    Gradings
    4 Castle
    Awards
    Taste Our Best Green Tourism Gold Mobility difficulties
    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    Open:
    1 to 30 April, daily 10.30-4.30
    1 May to 30 June, Sunday to Thursday, 10.30-4.30
    1 July to 31 Aug, daily 10.30-5
    1 Sept to 31 Oct, Sunday to Thursday 10.30-4.30
    Last tour starts 1 hour before closing

    Catering

    • Lunch Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Facilities

    • Picnic Area

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Luxury Venue
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Outdoor Play Area :Summer 2012 saw the opening of a state of the art children's adventure play area at the rear of the castle, with toddler swings, basket swing, sand play area and adventure play equipment to suit 18 months to six years. For older children there is an adventure trail, a tower with tube slide, an aerial runway and a board rider.

    Transport

    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    Brodie Castle is off the A96, 4½ miles west of Forres and 24 miles east of Inverness.
     

    By Bus

    Stagecoach Bluebird 10 and X10 run services to Brodie Castle, please call 01463 239292 for more information.
     

    Timetable Available at:

    https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/publictransport/timetables/detail.asp?ServiceID=145

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