12 Events at Brodie Castle

  • Brodie Castle & Woods Beatrix Potter 150th Birthday Summer Nature Trail

    Brodie Castle & Woods Beatrix Potter 150th Birthday Summer Nature Trail

    Dates:Mon 11 Jul - Sun 4 Sep Location:Brodie Castle

    A nature trail around the castle grounds with a Beatrix Potter theme.

    Details

    Purchase a trail sheet from the castle or the shop and follow the route to complete the clues. Each child is rewarded when they return the finished sheet. Each trail sheet is £1.

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Jul 2016 - 04 September 2016 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Nairn Book & Arts Festival: Claire MacKay

    Nairn Book & Arts Festival: Claire MacKay

    Dates:Fri 2 Sep Location:Brodie Castle

    Claire MacKay is a medical herbalist, ethnobotanical researcher, writer, columnist and founder of Herbal Heritage Scotland. She is also the Consultant Herbalist for the worldwide hit TV series 'Outlander'.

    Details

    Since graduating from Edinburgh Napier University, all educational courses in Scotland offering qualifications in Medical Herbalism have unfortunately undergone closure. It has become a matter close to her heart to maintain research and to collate many of the existing resources and available research including a wealth of Gaelic literature and orally collected accounts that is the very roots of a tradition, traceable in our Scottish heritage as far back as 5000 years ago.

    Our native plants have preserved humankind down the centuries, and it is Claire’s intention, not only to use the skills she has gained to heal people naturally, within our communities, but also to preserve the carefully cultivated plant knowledge of our Scottish heritage. A fascinating talk!

    Lunch is available at Brodie Castle for £7 between the MacKay and Davidson talks. Advanced bookings are preferred. Please call Brodie Castle on 01309 641371 or email: brodiecastle@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Sep 2016 : 11:00 - 12:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 8.00
    • Child : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371

    Booking:

    Buy tickets online from https://nairnfestival.co.uk/tickets or from Nairn Bookshop or Community Centre
  • Nairn Book & Arts Festival: Liz Davidson, Glasgow School of Art

    Nairn Book & Arts Festival: Liz Davidson, Glasgow School of Art

    Dates:Fri 2 Sep Location:Brodie Castle

    Taking Advantage of Adversity - The Restoration of The Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art.

    Details

    On May 23rd 2014 the internationally acclaimed Mackintosh Building - designed Scotland’s leading Art Nouveau architect - Charles Rennie Mackintosh was engulfed in what appeared at first sight to be a fire of total devastation.

    By the afternoon of May 24th - prospects were brighter - the building had held strong, the majority of the precious contents had been heroically salvaged by the fire crews and - most importantly - no one had been injured or worse. The Mack had survived but with terrible scars. The following 18 months have been spent consolidating, measuring, researching and starting the long process of rebuilding this remarkable building. Liz Davidson, Senior Project Manager for the restoration will describe that journey.

    Lunch is available at Brodie Castle for £7 between the MacKay and Davidson talks. Advanced bookings are preferred. Please call Brodie Castle on 01309 641371 or email: brodiecastle@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Sep 2016 : 14:00 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 8.00
    • Child : £ 3.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371

    Booking:

    Online booking at https://nairnfestival.co.uk/tickets or from Nairn Bookshop or Community Centre
  • Laird's Wing Tour

    Laird's Wing Tour

    Dates:Fri 2 Sep Location:Brodie Castle

    An exclusive tour of the private Laird’s Wing led by NTS curator Alastair Smith- a former curator of Brodie, Alastair curates many NTS properties including Crathes Castle, Culross Palace, Fyvie Castle, Georgian House, Inverewe House and Garden, and Mar Lodge.

    Details

    The Laird’s Wing is an elegant three floor apartment once occupied by the late Laird of Brodie Castle, Ninian Brodie, and beautifully restored by the National Trust for Scotland in 2006. The seven- bedroom apartment reflects the eclectic taste of the late Laird, and features a collection of stunning antiques, works of art by Sir George Reid, Gemmel Hutchison, Jules Dupre, and William Beatty Brown , and a number of watercolours collected by Violet and Ian Brodie, including works by Alexander Trotter and Muirhead Bone.

    Places on these tours are limited, early booking is advised, the earlier tour is now sold out.

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Sep 2016 : 15:45 - 16:45

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 15.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371

    Booking:

    For online booking, https://nairnfestival.co.uk/tickets
  • Music at the Castle - The Marvel of Peru

    Dates:Sat 10 Sep Location:Brodie Castle

    An evening with a delightful selection of music from the Baroque period.

    Details

    Directed by James Ross with special guest tenor Christopher Josey this exciting Baroque ensemble returns to Brodie Castle Drawing Room with another delightful selection of music by Purcell, Telemann and Handel, featuring the famous Walter Music and the beloved aria 'Where'er you walk'.

    Interval refreshments will be available.

    Dates & Times:

    • 10 Sep 2016 : 20:00 - 22:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 14.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Findhorn Bay Arts Festival - Glass Microbiology Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design

    Findhorn Bay Arts Festival - Glass Microbiology

    Dates:Wed 21 Sep - Sun 2 Oct Location:Brodie Castle

    From The Metropolitan Museum in New York to The Museum of Glass in Shanghai, Luke Jerram’s Glass Microbiology sculptures have appeared in museums and galleries around the world.

    Details

    We are delighted to announce that Glass Microbiology will be making its Scottish debut at Brodie Castle as part of the Findhorn Bay Festival 2016.

    Created to contemplate the global impact of the diseases they portray, Glass Microbiology offers alternative representations of viruses to the artificially coloured imagery received through the media. By extracting colour from the imagery and creating jewel-like sculptures in glass, Jerram creates a complex tension between the artworks’ beauty and the deadly portent they represent.

    UK artist Luke Jerram is known worldwide for creating huge and hugely entertaining public artworks. His celebrated street pianos installation Play Me, I’m Yours has been presented in over fifty cities and his Sky Orchestra was commissioned to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics. In 2010, Glass Microbiology won the coveted Rakow Award and in 2015 was exhibited at ArtScience Museum, Singapore, alongside Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus. Photographs of Jerram’s glass artworks have featured in the Lancet, the British Medical Journal and Nature Magazine and are now seen as useful representations of virology within the scientific community.

    Exhibition is in the library, free entry to exhibition only. Castle Open: Sat to Wed, 10.30am to 4pm and Thurs and Fri 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Sep 2016 - 02 October 2016 : 10:30 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Findhorn Bay Arts Festival - Floating Biosculpture on Brodie pond Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design

    Findhorn Bay Arts Festival - Floating Biosculpture on Brodie pond

    Dates:Wed 21 Sep - Sun 2 Oct Location:Brodie Castle

    A living sculpture on Brodie pond, creating a beautiful water treatment habitat.

    Details

    Floating BioSculpture is a living sculpture that utilises modular floating ecosystems to create a pioneering engineered ecology. This project explores the relationships between ecology, technology, art and engineering and looks towards a future where nature and technology can function in symbiosis.

    Biomatrix Water Solutions specialise in creating floating ecosystems, islands and riverbanks that combine innovative use of durable marine engineering materials with ecologically beautiful water treatment habitats. Visitors to Floating BioSculpture will get the chance to discover how these amazing waterway ecosystems provide an aesthetic water feature that attract and provide healthy habitats for native wildlife, whilst also supporting good water quality.

    Based in Forres, Biomatrix Water Solutions create award-winning habitat and water restoration projects that reach from Europe to the USA and China.

    artist Lisa Shaw is part of the Biomatrix Water Solutions team and to accompany the installation she has created 'Biosculpture on Brodie Pond', a series of paintings inspired by Floating Biosculpture which will be on display in the Stables during normal opening hours.

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Sep 2016 - 02 October 2016 : 07:00 - 21:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Findhorn Bay Arts Festival - 2020 Vision

    Findhorn Bay Arts Festival - 2020 Vision

    Dates:Wed 21 Sep - Sun 2 Oct Location:Brodie Castle

    The Wild Media Foundation presents 2020VISION – the most ambitious photography based conservation initiative ever staged in the United Kingdom.

    Details

    The magnificent grounds of 16th Century Brodie Castle provides the backdrop for the 2020VISION Exhibition, a unique street gallery documenting twenty flagship ecosystem restoration projects, this unique exhibition features the photography of many of Britain’s most creative and respected outdoor professionals; including Andy Rouse, Joe Cornish and Peter Cairns. Both visually stunning and hugely informative, this ground-breaking collection weaves compelling narratives about the UK’s ecosystems and the vital role they play in all our lives.

    2020VISION is a collaborative project, working alongside many partners, such as RBGE, Scottish Natural Heritage and John Muir Trust, to tell this vital story.

    These beautiful images remind us just how important our natural heritage in the quality of our lives. I hope they will cause everyone who sees them to reflect on what more they can do to cherish and protect nature.

    Exhibition will be outdoors in the castle grounds, open during daylight hours.

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Sep 2016 - 02 October 2016 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Piano Recital by Raymond Spasovski

    Piano Recital by Raymond Spasovski

    Dates:Fri 7 Oct Location:Brodie Castle

    Pluscarden Abbey Appeal for its South Range Project Piano Recital by Raymond Spasovski with works by Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Enrique Granados and more

    Details

    Piano Recital by Raymond Spasovski with works by Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Enrique Granados and more.

    Please go to www.pluscardenabbey.org for more information. Tickets are £12 each and can be purchased by calling Brodie Castle on 01309 641371.

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 Oct 2016 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Halloween at Brodie Castle

    Halloween at Brodie Castle

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 29 Oct - Sun 30 Oct Location:Brodie Castle

    Join us at Brodie Castle for a spooktacular fun filled Halloween weekend.

    Details

    More information to follow.

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Oct 2016 : 14:00 - 20:00
    • 30 Oct 2016 - 30 October 2016 : 14:00 - 20:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Forres Harriers Brodie Castle 10k 2016

    Forres Harriers Brodie Castle 10k 2016

    Dates:Sun 6 Nov Location:Brodie Castle

    A 10k route starting and finishing in the spectacular grounds of Brodie Castle.

    Details

    Formerly known as the Dyke 10k now starting and finishing in the spectacular grounds of the 16th century Brodie Castle, a National Trust for Scotland property. Following much of the route of the old Dyke 10k race but now starting and finishing in the spectacular grounds of the castle. We don't think that there are many events in the country that offer the runner a better view as they race towards a race finish line - a tree lined route to a picturesque castle in lovely grounds.

    Registration from 9:30am.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Nov 2016 : 11:00 - 14:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Christmas Craft Fair

    Christmas Craft Fair

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 3 Dec - Sun 4 Dec Location:Brodie Castle

    Join us at Brodie castle this year for the Christmas Craft Fair. Lots of stalls to inspire you for Christmas.

    Details

    Further details will be provided closer to the event.

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Dec 2016 - 03 December 2016 : 10:00 - 16:00
    • 04 Dec 2016 - 04 December 2016 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371

Stuffed to the turrets with antique furniture, paintings and ceramics, the legacy of generations of Clan Brodie, this 16th-century castle is a slice of Scottish history not to be missed.

Explore the rooms, passageways and towers, all sensitively restored to show what everyday life was like for one of Scotland’s most ancient clans.

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.

Set in peaceful parkland, this fine 16th-century tower house is packed with enough art and antiques to keep connoisseurs happy all day. It contains fine French furniture; English, continental and Chinese porcelain; and a major collection of paintings, including 17th-century Dutch art, 19th-century English watercolours, and early 20th-century works. The magnificent library contains some 6,000 volumes.

Buy exclusive prints from the inspirational art collection at Brodie - visit the NTS Prints website.


Brodie Castle Guidebook

Brodie Castle Guidebook

Set in peaceful parkland, this fine 16th century tower house home of the Brodie family is packed with enough art and antiques to keep connoisseurs happy all day. It contains fine French furniture; English, continental and Chinese porcelain; …

Brodie Castle Guidebook£3.50
 

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Opening times & Prices

29 Aug
  • Castle: 10.30 - 16.30
  • Shop: 11.30 - 16.30
  • Tearoom: 11.30 - 16.30
  • Grounds: all year daily
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Please note that on Thursday 1st September the first tour of the castle will be at 11:45am and the last tour of the castle will be at 3:30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please note that on Friday 2nd September there will be limited tours of the castle only. These will be at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £10.50
  • Family: £24.50
  • 1 Parent: £18.00
  • Concession: £7.50

Gradings & Awards

  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star
  • The Green Tourism Award - Gold