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Brodie Castle

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.

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 there is a one-way system around the estate.

The Playful Garden and the Welcome Centre (reception and shop) will be open from Saturday 1 August from 10–5 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) but the soft play area remains closed. The Brodie Castle Café will open from 9 September, Wednesday–Sunday from 10am–5pm. It will be takeaway only, serving hot drinks, cake, soup, sandwiches and ice cream. The Gardeners’ Bothy Mobile Café will be open in the Playful Garden only on Saturdays and Sundays, selling hot and cold drinks and sweet treats. 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 by the adventure playground. Toilets will be open during opening hours.

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 brodiecastle@nts.org.uk or telephone 01309 641371.

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
  • 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.
Bike route

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

The Brodie Castle Café will open from 9 September, Wednesday–Sunday from 10am–4pm. It will be takeaway-only, serving hot drinks, cake, soup, sandwiches and ice cream.

The Gardeners’ Bothy Mobile Café will be open in the Playful Garden only on Saturdays and Sundays, selling hot and cold drinks and sweet treats.

Children’s activities
Coach parking

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

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

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).
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Opening times

Castle

Guided tours only

2 Jan–29 Feb 2020, Thurs–Sun, 10.00–16.00 1 Mar–19 Mar, daily, 10.00–17.00 Current period20 Mar–31 Dec, closed
Playful Garden

Please note that the soft play area will not be open, due to COVID-19.

1 Nov–31 Jul 2020, closed 1 Aug–15 Sep, Wed–Sun, 10.00–17.00 Current period16 Sep–25 Oct, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00 26 Oct–28 Feb 2021, closed
Garden and grounds

Current period6 Jul–31 Dec, open daily

Entry prices

Castle only
Adult
£11.00
Family
£35.00
One adult family
£29.00
Concession
£9.50
Child
£6.50
Playful Garden only
Adult
£5.00
Child
£5.00
Castle & Playful Garden
Adult
£15.00
Family
£40.00
One adult family
£30.00
Concession
£13.00
Child
£10.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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