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Brodie Castle & Estate

Magnificent turreted castle with a playful garden and over 400 varieties of daffodil

Planning your visit

Advance booking for castle tours

Brodie Castle will reopen in March 2024 for guided tours.

Ivory exhibition – autumn 2023

More information on this exhibition will be coming soon.

Please note that there is a one-way system around the estate.

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 on or telephone 01309 641700.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development.

We have created a detailed Accessibility Guide for Brodie Castle & Estate to assist with your visit.

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.

  • Disabled parking bays are situated in the middle car park (for the Playful Garden) as well as at the side of the castle.
  • Disabled passengers can be dropped off at the front door of the castle.

There are accessible toilets.

Baby changing
Bike facilities

There’s no buggy access within the castle, only at the Playful Garden.

The Playful Café serves hot and cold refreshments, a selection of bakes, soup, sandwiches and ice cream during our opening hours.

The Castle café is also open during weekends.

Children’s activities
Coach parking

Dogs are welcome on the estate. Dogs are also welcome in the Playful Garden but we ask that they are kept on a short lead. Assistance dogs only please in the castle.

There’s one 22kW electric car charging post in the car park.


Cormack’s Lodge (sleeps 2/3). This romantic rural cottage is tucked away down a narrow road, a short walk from the castle. During the day, wander round the castle grounds then while away evenings in front of the wood-burning stove. The dining room has views of the estate and the cottage has its own private garden, perfect for alfresco breakfasts and impromptu picnics.

South Lodge (sleeps 4). South Lodge lies close to the castle and is secluded and perfect for families with children. A large garden for impromptu picnics and a warm wood-burning stove in the sitting room make this a great retreat at any time of year.

Garden House (sleeps 6). This magnificent detached cottage is set over two storeys and makes an idyllic, pet-friendly setting for a family getaway. Set on an estate with a rich history, you’ll enjoy easy access to the 16th-century Brodie Castle as well as the beaches of Findhorn and Nairn. Prepare for the day and head out to the Playful Garden through your garden gate, where you’ll find Scotland’s biggest bunny sculpture and the National Daffodil Collection, the perfect way to immerse yourself in nature right on your doorstep.

Laird’s Wing (sleeps 14). Fine art, antique furniture and centuries of history make this huge apartment a splendid place to celebrate family occasions or spoil your visiting guests. The late Ninian Brodie lived here until 2003, and it has all the comforts of a luxury modern home, while being spread across three floors of the magnificent turreted castle. When not enjoying the grand dining room or games room, guests can play croquet in the castle grounds or wander through acres of nature trails, spotting swans, ducks and red squirrels. There’s no better place to experience the life of a contemporary laird.

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Large-print information sheets are available.

Parking is free for members and £3 for non-members.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own food into the Playful Garden or the grounds. Picnic benches are available in the Playful Garden and at the back of the castle.

The Playful Garden is 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, rabbit holes to crawl through and xylophones to tap tunes on.

There’s a woodland adventure playground too, ideal for letting off some steam, just behind the castle and free to enjoy.

Self-guided trail

Both Brodie Castle and the Playful Garden have gift shops, selling bespoke and local gifts and crafts.

Toilets will be available during opening hours.

There are walks all around the estate, the pond and the shrubbery that are accessible and free to all.

Rodney’s Stone, an 8th-century Pictish monument, is situated on the castle entrance drive and is accessible on foot from the car park.

  • The Playful Garden is fully accessible.
  • The ground floor of the castle is accessible with assistance and chairs are available in most rooms.
  • The path around the pond and the woodland paths are suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
  • A manual wheelchair is available (pre-bookable).

Opening times


Current period30 Oct–1 Mar 2024, open for events only
Castle Café

Current period1 Sep–23 Dec, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00 24 Dec–2 Jan 2024, closed 3 Jan–3 Mar, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00
Playful Garden

Current period30 Oct–1 Mar 2024, closed

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, open daily

Entry prices

Castle only
One adult family
Young Scot
Playful Garden only
Child (under 3s free)
Castle & Playful Garden
One adult family
Young Scot

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