A view of Brodick Castle seen from the wide entrance path, just past the gates. Large trees stand either side of the gravel path.
Ayrshire & Arran

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

About this place

Gardens, woodland, waterfalls and a castle packed with treasures make this a must-visit on Arran

  • Visit this grand baronial castle and estate for the perfect family day out on the Isle of Arran.
  • Enjoy an interactive visitor experience in the castle, including a Victorian arcade, as you discover a brilliant collection of period furniture, silverware, porcelain, paintings and sporting trophies.
  • Wander through the formal gardens on the Silver Garden Trail and Plant Hunters’ Walk, or venture further to discover ponds, waterfalls and woodland trails, where you can spot red squirrels.
  • Run, climb and swing through our Isle Be Wild adventure play area or look for fairies on our new Fairies and Legends Trail.
  • Explore Britain’s only island country park, from the seashore to the mountain top.

Teeming with history and surrounded by mountains, Brodick is every inch the quintessential island castle. The present building was fashioned in 1844, but the seat dates back centuries to when its strategic position overlooking the Firth of Clyde made Brodick a fortress to be reckoned with. The castle was the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton and contains a fabulous collection of valuable artefacts.

Indoors, dark wood, heavy Victorian colours and sporting trophies hark back to an age of aristocratic leisure and luxury. After two years of extensive works, the castle has reopened with an exciting new visitor experience, focusing on the fascinating stories of the people who lived here, and with interactive activities to bring the building to life.

Outdoors you’ll find our fantastic Isle Be Wild adventure play park as well as our new Silver Garden. The formal gardens, woodland, waterfalls, bathing pools and bold rhododendrons conjure up an island charm that will beguile children and adults alike.

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Today's Opening Hours

10.30–17.00 (last entry 16.30)
Woodland café
10.00–16.30 (last orders 16.00)
Isle Be Wild play park
Country Park and Garden
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Entry prices

One adult family
Young Scot
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award

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Did you know?

It would be an understatement to say that the 10th Duke was rather eccentric. Greatly interested in Egyptology, he requested that his body be embalmed after death and placed in a sarcophagus.

Stay for longer

Our bunkhouse in the grounds sleeps up to 14 people and is ideally located for the beach and Goat Fell.

Bunkhouse accommodation

Venue hire

Brodick Castle is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

Venue hire

School visits

We welcome school visits at Brodick Castle.

School visits