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Ayrshire & Arran

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

Getting here

Brodick Castle is located on the Isle of Arran, 11 miles south of Lochranza.
Address Brodick Castle Brodick Isle of Arran KA27 8HY OS Ref: NS015378

The castle is 2 miles north of Brodick CalMac ferry terminal.

The castle is a 30-minute walk from the small Co-op car park in the centre of the village.

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Opening times


Please note there is no need to pre-book; last entry to the castle is at 3.30pm

1 Jan–30 Apr, closed Current period1 May–31 Oct, Sat–Wed, 10.00–16.00 (last entry 15.30) 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed

1 Jan–30 Apr, closed 1 May–31 Jul, Sat–Wed, 10.00–17.00 Current period1 Aug–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed
Woodland café

Takeaway only; please note last orders are at 3.30pm

1 Jan–30 Apr, closed Current period1 May–31 Oct, Sat–Wed, 10.00–16.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed
Country Park and Garden

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, daily, 10.00–17.00
Red squirrel hide

1 Jan–6 Jun, closed Current period7 Jun–31 Oct, daily, 09.30–16.30 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed
Isle Be Wild play park

1 Jan–1 Apr, closed Current period2 Apr–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Nov–1 Apr 2022, closed
Red Squirrel tuck shop

In Isle Be Wild play park; please note opening is weather dependent.

1 Jan–1 Apr, closed 2 Apr–2 May, daily, 10.00–16.00 3 May–30 Jun, closed Current period1 Jul–31 Oct, Sat–Wed, 10.00–17.00 1 Nov–1 Apr 2022, closed

Entry prices

Castle, Garden & Country Park
One adult family
Garden & Country Park
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Brodick – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.

Please note that pre-booking is NOT required!

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01770 302202.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage

There are disabled parking bays available at the rear of the castle.

There are accessible toilets at the castle and café.

Baby changing
Bike route
Buggy access

The Woodland café is offering a takeaway service.

The Red Squirrel Kiosk offers snacks, hot drinks and ice cream for families enjoying the playground.

Children’s activities

Coach parking is available at the visitor centre.

We welcome dogs to the garden and country park but ask that all pets are kept on a lead and under supervision at all times. Only assistance dogs are allowed to enter the castle and walled garden.

Guided tour

There’s a large car park, approximately 200m from the castle.

Picnic tables are situated next to the visitor centre, in front of the castle and at the play park.

Play area
Self-guided trail

Our new gift shop inside the castle features a great selection of local crafts.

Our online shop also features a wide choice of gift ideas, including the exclusive range designed for Brodick Castle by Scottish maker Hole in my Pocket.

Toilets are located at the café, castle and ranger centre.

  • The ground floor of the castle is accessible via a small ramp from the path outside.
  • Access is available to the first floor of the castle via a lift – please check in at the gift shop to gain entry to this area.
  • The gift shop and Woodland Café are wheelchair accessible.
  • Some areas of the grounds are suitable for wheelchairs.
  • The top part of the walled garden is accessible.
  • The paths to the walled garden and wider estate are uneven and may be unsuitable for wheelchair users.
  • There is a view of the walled garden from the accessible Heather House.