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Brodie Castle & Estate

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

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Brodie – 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.

Advance booking for castle tours

Tours are led by one of our trained guides, taking in the main rooms of Brodie Castle and covering the history of the Brodie family. The tour last for around 45 minutes. We recommend booking your tour time in advance. Please arrive at the castle entrance just before the start time with your ticket.

Book your castle tour ticket now

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 641371.

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.

3G/4G coverage
  • 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

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

The Brodie Castle Café is open (closed Mon & Tues) from 11am–3pm. It will be takeaway only, serving hot drinks, cake, soup, sandwiches and ice cream.

Children’s activities
Coach parking

Dogs are welcome on the estate but assistance dogs only please in the castle, Playful Garden and adventure playground.

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

Our fantastic guides will take you around the castle, telling you the stories of the Brodies of Brodie who lived in the castle. Tours last around 45 minutes.

Hearing loop

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

Castle and café

Access to the castle is available through guided tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Please book your tour online in advance, or upon arrival at the Welcome Centre.

1 Jan–11 Feb, closed 12 Feb–4 Mar, Sat & Sun, 11.00–16.00 Current period5 Mar–30 Oct, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00 31 Oct–18 Dec, open for event only 19 Dec–5 Feb 2023, closed
Playful Garden

1 Jan–4 Mar, closed Current period5 Mar–30 Oct, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00 31 Oct–18 Dec, open for event only 19 Dec–5 Feb 2023, closed

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, open daily

Entry prices

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

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50