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Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

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

Things to do

Self-guided tours

Explore stunning Brodick Castle on our new self-guided visitor experience, which focuses on the fascinating stories of the people who lived here. There are several interactive activities, along with special audio and guided features that bring the castle to life.

GUIDED TOURS

Take one of our guided tours and find out all about the families who lived in the castle over the centuries

Children’s activities

We've a wide variety of fun family events happening throughout the year – see our events page for details.

School visits

We welcome school visits at Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park. For more information, please see our Learning pages.

PLAY AREA

Our Isle Be Wild adventure play park offers an amazing experience for children of all ages.

NATURE SPOTTING

Don’t miss a visit to the countryside centre, where you can often get brilliant views of red squirrels.

WALKS

Wander around our beautiful gardens, taking in the 400-year-old walled garden, or explore the new Silver Garden Trail and Plant Hunters’ Trail. 

There’s so much to see in the country park – there are over 10 miles of waymarked trails as well as abundant wildlife. Keep and eye out for fairies on our new Fairies and Legends Trail, learn about fascinating history in a reconstructed Bronze Age roundhouse, or watch red squirrels from our hide.

Hire a venue

Brodick Castle is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties. For more information see our venue hire pages.

Walks here

Balmoral Ride

Balmoral Ride

Difficulty
Moderate – the path is unsurfaced, steep in sections and can be muddy.
Distance
3 miles (5km)
Facilities
Toilets; tearoom; picnic areas
A walk around Cnocan

A walk around Cnocan

Difficulty
Moderate – the path is unsurfaced, steep in sections and can be muddy.
Distance
1½ miles (2½km)
Facilities
Toilets; tearoom; picnic areas

To find walks at National Trust for Scotland places, download the Trust Trails app.

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