Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Visit the grand 16th-century castle that was the ancestral home of the Brodie clan for over 400 years. Inside, discover its impressive art collections, decorative ceilings and fine furniture. Outside, enjoy the beautifully landscaped garden, nature trail and the incredible family attraction – The Playful Garden.
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Acres of gentle Moray countryside surround Brodie Castle, which was originally erected by Clan Brodie in 1567. This rose-coloured, turreted castle stands on land confirmed to the Brodies by Robert the Bruce. See how changing times altered the castle's shape and purpose. The impenetrable 16th-century guard chamber is flanked on one side by a cosy 17th-century wing and on the other by a sprawling Victorian extension. The castle’s rooms, passageway and towers are treasure troves of priceless antiques and unusual artefacts.
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.
Discover the Playful Garden - a family-friendly garden area, located just a short hop from the historic castle. Start your journey by following the white rabbits from the car park and get a warm welcome at the longhouse-style visitor centre. Out in the garden, come face-to-face with Scotland’s biggest rabbit sculpture, then meet the many quirky characters and the stories that connect them to this striking castle, home to the Brodie clan for 400 years. There’s a mini version of the castle to clamber into, rabbit holes to crawl through and xylophones to tap tunes on.
The soft play area is perfect for wet weather days. There’s a woodland adventure playground too, ideal for letting off some steam, just behind the castle and free to enjoy.